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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Popular overseas bouts shift model for HBO

03 / 31 / 14

He can picture it already, the spectacle of petulant super middleweight contender George Groves riding to the ring atop a London bus, a crowd of more than 60,000 stretched to the far reaches of iconic Wembley Stadium for what likely will be the U.K.’s most lucrative fight ever. London-based...

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02/22/99
Rocket's N.Y. numbers less than stellar

If the New York Yankees are hoping last week's addition of Roger Clemens will help them spin turnstiles, as well as stay atop the heap, they'd better hope New Yorkers are more fascinated with the Rocket now that he's in pinstripes. The numbers say that Clemens has not been an attraction in Yanke ...

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

02/22/99
Helton ascends in kingdom of France

It lasted only a moment, but for a moment shortly after he realized he really was going to do it — really was going to take the wheel of a NASCAR empire that never had been run by anyone not named Bill France — Mike Helton was spooked. "The fact is, it meant a lot for them to trust me ...

Tags: IEG Inc., International Speedway Corp., NASCAR

02/15/99
Super Bowl betting slips on Atlanta

Legal wagering on the Super Bowl slipped this year but only by a modest 1.6 percent, according to unaudited figures issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Vegas oddsmakers blamed the dip on lack of interest in the Atlanta Falcons. "Atlanta just doesn't have public appeal," said Joe Lupo, rac ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

02/15/99
Baseball's back — at least at the Hall of Fame

The recorded greeting at the Coop- erstown (N.Y.) Chamber of Commerce makes it clear that the nation's baseball loyalists are well along in planning their summer convergence. "Please be advised that there are no accommodations available for the 1999 induction ceremony in Otsego County," the v ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises

02/08/99
Stadium backers find a way in Pennsylvania

After watching public funding for their new stadiums teeter on a cliff for months, sports franchise owners in Pennsylvania found a way to make the $320 million price tag more palatable to legislators — guaranteeing that the state will get its money back through increased tax gains. That pla ...

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, PNC Bank

02/08/99
Minor leagues ink juicy deal

When Sam Rowse, president and fourth-generation proprietor of the family-run Veryfine juice company, speaks of his brand's marketing tack, he calls it an "underdog position." Ocean Spray has PepsiCo's deep pockets behind it. Minute Maid is pulled by Coca-Cola Co.'s powerful engine. Veryfine, ...

Tags: Ocean Spray, PepsiCo

02/01/99
voices: Randy Selby Randy Selby

Randy Selby is the guy who busted the Northwestern fixers. An FBI agent who specializes in organized crime, Selby began working the case when Northwestern administrators notified law enforcement officers that they had unearthed a campus bookmaking ring that had ties to athletes. It took more tha ...

02/01/99
Voices: James Delany

As commissioner of the Big Ten, James Delany governs the conference that is home to Northwestern University, an elite academic institution that, in spite of its reputation, was host to one of three high-profile collegiate point-shaving scandals uncovered in the last three years. SBJ: From wh ...

02/01/99
voices: Bill Saum Bill Saum

One former law enforcement officer has likened Bill Saum to a "one-armed paper hanger, a one-man crusade against gambling." Saum, the NCAA's director of agent and gambling activities, was appointed to his current job in September 1996, a month before Boston College football players admitted to bett ...

Tags: NCAA

02/01/99
Gambling's threat gains new respect

There was no scarlet "G" emblazoned upon Dion Lee's chest to let you know he'd been gambling again, no ruby pinky ring to hint that Kevin Pendergast had begun mimicking the mob. Nothing to lead you to believe that the two would conspire to commit the supreme crime against sport — shaving point ...

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