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05/06/02
Recession has cure for MLB's ills

S trange as it may sound, the U.S. recession of 2001 could provide Major League Baseball with a golden opportunity to resolve some long-standing health problems. While there's no agreement among economists on how long the side effects o ...

Tags: Baseball, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Opinion, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays

05/06/02
Pick right target before shooting

I am outraged by the article by Richard Lapchick ["Too many guns, too much human tragedy," April 8-14] that refuses to acknowledge personal accountability in the use of a firearm. Lapchick pleaded on behalf of athletics for the need for "all possible partners," yet he chose to sid ...

Tags: Opinion

05/06/02
Don't fault tennis' women

"When in Rome, fix Italian tennis" by Bud Collins in the April 22-28 issue requires some response. Unfortunately, Collins incorrectly lumps the women together with the men in discussing the woes of the Italian Open. Much of the woe for this year's Italian Open can be attributed to ...

Tags: ISL Marketing, Opinion, Tennis, WTA

05/06/02
Cup's always full for able coach

O ne of these days, some snappy business school will start a hall of fame for sports managers. When it does, it should reserve a niche — hey! a wing — for Bora Milutinovic. Bora, which is what everyone calls him, is a soccer coach extraordinaire, and when that sport be ...

Tags: Opinion, Soccer

04/29/02
SBJ online for 4th birthday

D ear Reader: On the occasion of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal's fourth birthday, we're pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned Web site — www.sportsbusinessjournal.com . For our paid subscribers, you'll have full text of all of the current week's sto ...

Tags: Opinion

04/29/02
Last Hornet, turn out the lights

W atching the Hornets soap opera unfold over the last two years from SportsBusiness Journal's Charlotte hub has provided its share of chuckles. For a while, Ray Wooldridge was good for one each time he flicked his forked tongue. It is only now, when it appears NBA owners may inde ...

Tags: Basketball, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Opinion

04/29/02
Race horse pulled a buggyful of bucks

S aturday's Kentucky Derby is the one horse race Americans have when they're having only one, so its winner is sure to enjoy a measure of celebrity. Chances are that it'll be brief, because the sports spotlight is antsy. The animal will get its blanket of roses, the office-pool winners wi ...

Tags: Horse Racing, Opinion

04/22/02
Ambush threat the real madness in March

A s recently shouted in the headlines of SportsBusiness Journal, Host Communications, the sponsorship sales arm for the NCAA, has "moved into big numbers." With top-tier Corporate Champion three-year packages priced at over $100 million, the NCAA is counting on corporate America ...

Tags: Basketball, Chrysler Corp., Coors Brewing Co., Host Communications Inc., NCAA, Opinion

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