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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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NBA'S STERN HELPS ELEVATE LEAGUE MARKETING TO NEW LEVEL

The marketing of the NBA was examined by ESPN''s Bob Stevens on "SportsCenter." As the NBA "continues to soar in popularity," its players are "among the most marketable athletes in the business." Stev

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MEDIA NOTES

NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol, on injuries to star players attributing to the 9% drop in NBA ratings on NBC this season: "In 60 percent of our telecasts, the major superstar was missing. It''s a f

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

04/11/97
PHILADELPHIA PROPOSAL MIGHT BE STADIUM OF THE FUTURE

The Phillies and Eagles confirmed yesterday that they are considering a plan for a new stadium "that could change the look of American sports venues everywhere," according to Edward Moran in the PHILA

Tags: Facilities, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies

04/11/97
ALL QUIET ON THE BEESTON FRONT AS TEAM SALE COMES FIRST

Blue Jays President Paul Beeston would not confirm reports that he has been approached about becoming MLB COO, according to Ganter & Zeisberger of the TORONTO SUN. Beeston: "All I can say on the subje

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays

04/11/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MICHAEL CAMPBELL was unanimously elected Chair of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) at yesterday''s annual meeting (NASC)....SHAQUILLE O''NEAL, on DENNIS RODMAN, the actor: "If he

Tags: CBS, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

04/11/97
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: INTEREST IN MARCH MADNESS

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll monitored interest in both the men''s and women''s NCAA Basketball tournament. ESPN Chilton surveyed 862 respondents from March 5-April 1, ''96, and 1354 respondents from Marc

Tags: ESPN, NCAA, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

04/11/97
DEBARTOLO ENTERTAINMENT FOCUSING ON LEGALIZED GAMBLING

49ers Owner EDDIE DEBARTOLO JR.''s business ventures are examined by Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Last month, DeBartolo Entertainment, and the Hollywood Casino Corp., owners of the Sands Hotel

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04/11/97
STADIUM NOTES

The Twins stadium bill will be reviewed by MN Senate and House tax committees "no earlier than" April 23. In an analysis of the bill, the STAR TRIBUNE''s Weiner, Whereatt & Souhan write, "Details asid

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04/11/97
FAVRE HOPES TO PACK'EM IN AT NEW RESTAURANT

Packers QB Brett Favre will be part-owner of a new, "upscale" restaurant scheduled to open in downtown Milwaukee before the start of the ''97 NFL season, according to Tom Daykin of the MILWAUKEE JOURN

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04/11/97
MASTERS MEDIA NOTES: THE EYE ON THE TIGER

CBS will present the IMG-produced special, "Tiger Woods: Son, Hero, Champion," on Sunday at 3:00pm ET, just before its final round coverage of The Masters. In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reviews the teleca

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