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06/21/96
SWINGING AWAY: GOLF AND TENNIS NEWS AND NOTES

Charlotte, NC-based FN Thompson Co. announced it has been awarded the $30M construction contract for the World Golf Hall of Fame to be located at the World Golf Village in St. Johns County, FL. The pr

Tags: General Motors, PGA Tour

06/21/96
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"No one has the passion I do. No one has the pride. I''m the one who''s going to bring a winner to Philadelphia. I know it." -- 76ers President Pat Croce (SI, 6/24 issue).

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Front Page, Philadelphia 76ers, Sports Illustrated

06/21/96
MILWAUKEE MAYOR OFFERS NEW PLAN TO KEEP BREWERS IN TOWN

Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist offered a new proposal to help finance Miller Park for the Brewers in an attempt to keep the team in Milwaukee, according to Nichols & Rinard of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SEN

Tags: Franchises, Milwaukee Brewers

06/21/96
WILL SUPREME COURT RULING LEAD TO UNIONS DECERTIFICATION?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday the NFL is "shielded from antitrust liability when bargaining talks hit an impasse and owners force players to accept fixed salaries," according to Biskupic and

Tags: Law and Politics, NBA, NFL

06/21/96
ASCENT DISSENTS WITH ORIGINAL PEPSI CENTER DEAL

In an unsigned ''94 agreement, Ascent Entertainment Group Inc., owners of the Nuggets and Avalanche, said the new Pepsi Center would be entirely privately funded. Under a revised plan, however, the co

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

06/20/96
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HIRES STADIUM ARCHITECTS TO CONSULT

The city of Philadelphia has retained K.C.-based HNTB as an architectural consultant on Veterans Stadium, according to the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Now, all major players advancing various plans for a n

Tags: Facilities, HNTB, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies

06/20/96
STADIUM NOTES

A mayoral task force is expected to recommend that a new Pirates baseball stadium be built on the North Shore near Sixth Street Bridge so that long home runs will splash into the Allegheny River (PITT

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Denver Broncos, Facilities, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Phoenix Suns, Pittsburgh Pirates

06/20/96
SCHOOL IS IN SESSION: AND 1 TO LAUNCH FOOTWEAR LINE

And 1, the three-year-old apparel manufacturer, will introduce a line of footwear at the July NSGA World Sports Expo in Chicago, according to SPORTING GOODS BUSINESS. While full details are not yet av

Tags: And 1

06/20/96
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We are a progressive group out here in Palm Springs." -- Miles Barrett, President-elect of the local Chamber of Commerce, on the Palms Springs Suns'' plans for "Nudist Night" (AP/Mult., 6/20).

Tags: Front Page, Phoenix Suns

06/20/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Lakers GM Jerry West was a guest on ESPN''s "Up Close" yesterday. West: "To think that these franchises can support $18 million salaries is really not being very truthful. You''d better have an awful

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney

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