SBD/Weekend Rap

Weekend Briefs....

The AFL Arizona Rattlers defeated the Philadelphia Soul in yesterday's ArenaBowl XXVI at Amway Center "before 12,039 fans and a national television audience on CBS" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 8/18).

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials last night said that "not only would the final year" of the agreement between the track and MotoGP be honored in '14, but "discussions have begun to extend the current deal" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 8/18).

The America's Cup ran an eight-page advertorial in today's issue of the New York Times Magazine (THE DAILY).

Indians manager Terry Francona "had trouble" getting into o.Co Coliseum for yesterday's game because an estimated 15,000 fans lined up outside for a bobblehead of A's LF Yoenis Cespedes. Francona: "That must be some bobblehead" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/18).

The Univ. of Miami football team's CanesFest "drew more than 4,400 fans" yesterday (MIAMI HERALD, 8/18).

Arizona State Univ.'s football scrimmage yesterday saw an estimated 5,300 fans who "filled most of the space around the field" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 8/18).
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