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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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05/14/97
HUIZENGA HOLDS SHAREHOLDERS MEETING; TAKES REPUBLIC TO NYSE

WAYNE HUIZENGA''s Republic Industries approved a plan to move trading in the company''s common stock to the NYSE from the NASDAQ. The company "expects to be listed on the Big Board," with a new symbol

Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/14/97
REPORT HAS INTERBREW INCREASING ITS STAKE IN THE JAYS

In Toronto, an MLB owner tells the SUN''s Bob Elliott that the bid by Toronto realtor Murray Frum to buy the Blue Jays is currently being restructured. Interbrew SA, which owns 90% of the Jays, is "co

Tags: Franchises, MLB

05/14/97
STEINBRENNER REMOVED FROM EXEC COMMITTEE; WILL HE DROP SUIT?

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner was "officially suspended" from MLB''s Executive Council on Tuesday, "but that body stopped short of banning" the Yankees owner from MLB, according to Tom Haudricourt

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, Time Warner, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

05/14/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DAVE GAVITT was named Chair of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Gavitt also currently serves as President of the NCAA Foundation (Hall of Fame)....JONATHAN LEESS was named to the newly c

Tags: ABC, Indianapolis Colts, NCAA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/14/97
SPORTSTYLE RANKS SALES IN ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR CATEGORY

The current issue of SPORTSTYLE features "Stats ''97," an in-depth examination of the state of the sporting goods industry. The following lists the top 20 companies in the athletic footwear category i

Tags: Converse, Fila USA, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Washington Nationals

05/14/97
MEDIA NOTES

MLB''s policy regarding cybercasting of live games is examined in the current ELECTRONIC MEDIA. The Giants and Orioles are at least two MLB teams that continue to cybercast their games, despite a requ

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/14/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Through 15 home dates, the MLB Rangers have drawn 516,140 fans, an average of 34,409, which is up 12% from last year. The Rangers believe they are on pace to draw a record three million fans (DALLAS M

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Franchises, NBA, Oakland Raiders, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Time Warner

05/14/97
DENVER LOOKS TO PRIVATIZE MILE HIGH; ASCENT MOVES AHEAD

"Hoping to squeeze more revenue from Mile High Stadium," a Denver city committee has recommended privatizing the city-owned facility instead of keeping it under the management of the parks and rec dep

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

05/14/97
WORKERS COMP BILL IN CA ON HOLD; WAS IT MONTANA'S ROLE?

On Tuesday, Joe Montana "set out to kill a bill sponsored by the NFL owners" that would "restrict or eliminate workers'' compensation to injured pro players," according to Carl Ingram of the L.A. TIME

Tags: Law and Politics, NFL

05/14/97
RANGERS-FLYERS MOVED TO ESPN IN N.Y./PHILADELPHIA MARKETS

Game One of the Rangers-Flyers NHL Eastern Conference Finals Friday will be seen live on ESPN in New York and Philadelphia, according to Phil Mushnick of the N.Y. POST. ESPN announced that boxing, ori

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Walt Disney

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