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Silver Wants ASG In N.C., Warns States Of Legislation Similar To HB2

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  reiterated that he "wants to try" having the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, but he warned that legislation similar to North Carolina's HB2 law in other jurisdictions "could preclude an NBA city from hosting the event." Silver yesterday in his State of the League ...

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Turnstile Tracker: MLB NL

Today: MLB NL attendance through May 5 compared to the same number of home dates last season (THE DAILY). TEAM GAMES TOTAL AVG. % CAP. TOTAL AVG. % +/- S.F. 15 593,879 39,592 95.5% 599,589 39,973 -1.0

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05/09/02
Osborne's College Athlete Bill

Former Univ. of NE football coach and U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE) is "sponsoring legislation to create uniform federal penalties against agents who use dishonesty or financial inducements to lure col

Tags: Colleges, Law and Politics

05/09/02
Franchise Notes

NHL: An NHL exec, on the Senators reportedly needing financial assistance to complete the regular season: "I don''t think there''s any concern about the franchise. I think everything is going to be fi

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Baseball, Football, Franchises, Hockey, JPMorgan Chase, New York Mets, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins

05/09/02
SBJ On Athlete's Finances

The June 3 quarterly report in the SportsBusiness Journal will look at athletes and how they manage their personal finances and how companies are jockeying for a piece of the action. The report will a

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05/09/02
League Notes

MLB: ESPN.com''s Jim Caple noted MLB''s plan to contract two teams and wrote, "Funny how [Commissioner] Bud Selig never mentions [his] Brewers as a contraction candidate. They''re such an obvious choi

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Golf, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NBA, Walt Disney

05/09/02
Puma's World Cup Effort

Puma execs believe they have "found a way to cheaply shine the spotlight" on the brand''s new Shudoh soccer cleats during next month''s World Cup, as the company "is going to put them on the tables at

Tags: Puma, Soccer

05/09/02
Roach Says MCT Idea Is Dead

Lynn Roach, the agent for golfer Fred Couples, said the proposed Major Champions Tour (MCT) "is dead," according to Ron Sirak of GOLF WORLD. Roach: "I don''t know how many players signed on because it

Tags: Golf, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

05/09/02
Media Notes

Mike Tyson''s PR agency, N.Y-based Dan Klores Communications, "evidently quit this week," as the agency''s name "no longer appears on Tyson news releases." Tyson''s "profanity-laced tirades in a serie

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05/09/02
Hornets Expect Small Crowd

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Tags: Basketball, Franchises, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans

05/09/02
McGreevey's Newark Arena Plan

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Tags: Basketball, Facilities, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets

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