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03/29/96
BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY: GAME STILL NOT FULLY RECOVERED

The state of Major League Baseball is a hot topic this morning, with the season opening on ESPN Sunday night and in full on Monday. USA TODAY''s Chuck Johnson calls this "the year of the comeback" --

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/29/96
STADIUM NOTES

The discovery of contaminated soil at the site of DC''s MCI Center will increase site-preparation costs by about $1M above the $2.3M budgeted. The city is responsible for site-preparation cost and the

Tags: Facilities, NFL

03/29/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

GREGORY HUGHES was named VP of Turner Sports Public Relations. He previously served as the organization''s PR Dir (Turner)....KEVIN SMITH has been named Dir of Programming at Midwest Sports Channel. S

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

03/29/96
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Instead of asking, ''Who''s on third?'' many major-league baseball clubs are wondering, ''Is anyone watching?''" -- Writer Andrew Bagnato on MLB''s opening day (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/29).

Tags: Front Page, MLB

03/29/96
ADIDAS AND NICK BOLLETTIERI TENNIS ACADEMY AGREEMENT

On Monday, the Bollettieri Tennis and Sports Academy (BTSA) and adidas announced an agreement by which adidas will sponsor the Adidas Soccer Academy, Adidas Baseball Academy and Adidas Performance Ins

Tags: Washington Nationals

03/29/96
DAMAGE DEPOSIT DEMAND TO FURTHER DELAY RAPTORS START UP?

The Raptors are being asked to pay a C$5M damage deposit before they start building their new downtown arena, according to the TORONTO STAR. The city''s Metro Transportation department wants the money

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

03/29/96
ESPN/CHILTON POLL: INTEREST DROPPING IN COLLEGE HOOPS?

Respondents surveyed November ''95-February ''96. COLLEGE BASKETBALL? NOV DEC JAN FEB MORE INTEREST THAN LAST YEAR 23.5% 25.0% 29.9% 30.5% SAME INTEREST AS LAST YEAR 34.6 33.0 29.3 23.6 LESS INTEREST

Tags: The Back of the Book

03/28/96
STADIUM NOTES

The American League gave final approval to the A''s decision to play their first two series of home games at Cashman Field in Las Vegas (A.L.)....James Tervo, an economic analyst for the city of Detro

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Athletics

03/28/96
TEAMS IN THE NEWS: PADRES MOORES TAKES ON MLB; MARINERS HOT

Padres Owner and software multi-millionaire John Moores is featured in the SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE. The "only time anybody ever questioned Moores'' intelligence -- except Moores himself -- was when he

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Franchises, MLB, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners

03/28/96
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It feels a little like the Vatican. It''s not an atmosphere of free interchange of ideas." -- Padres Owner John Moores, on the ownership ranks in MLB (SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE, 3/27).

Tags: Front Page, MLB, San Diego Padres

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