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June 11, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At a time when attendance figures and television ratings for many major sports are stagnant or declining, people can't seem to get enough of books about sports. The sports side of the book-publishing industry has never been healthier. In the New York Times' hardcover best-seller list for this Sunday, four of the top 11 nonfiction titles are about sports, two of them focused on baseball, the other two on golf. Having so many sports books doing so well at the same time is highly unusual, the experts say, but not startling.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1994 | By Jon Caroulis, FOR THE INQUIRER
Robert DePersia and Frank Rose both played sports in college, both continue to participate in semipro leagues, and both became lawyers. And like other retired athletes, they will tell you it's tough to let go of the game. Even as they settle lawsuits and defend clients against DUI charges at their separate Camden County law practices, each has found a way to stay close to the action - as agents. "Sports never left my mind," says DePersia, a basketball junkie who played at Rutgers University and coaches a team of professional and amateur players in an NBA-sanctioned league.
SPORTS
March 28, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The NFL ended its push for late-season scheduling flexibility to help ABC's sagging Monday Night Football ratings and will release the 2002 schedule today, the Associated Press has learned. Earlier this week, NFL officials met with executives from CBS and Fox, trying to persuade them to agree to some flexibility for the final four weeks of the regular season. But those networks balked at giving marquee Sunday games to rival ABC. "The league will use the same format as in the past for Monday Night Football," an NFL source told the AP yesterday.
SPORTS
January 12, 2012
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox settled their lawsuit late Tuesday night, removing an impediment to the sale of the bankrupt team. In a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the Dodgers said they were abandoning their attempt to market future media rights and will adhere to their contract with Fox's Prime Ticket subsidiary, which kept intact its exclusive negotiating window from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 this year. Fox Sports Net West, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., sued the Dodgers in September, claiming that owner Frank McCourt's attempt to sell media rights for 2014 and beyond violated its current broadcast agreement.
NEWS
February 4, 2002
Now that the Super Bowl's over, let's talk about real sports. Let's talk about the holy sports week descending like a benediction upon the City of Basketball Love. For this is NBA All-Star Week, and it has come to Philadelphia. The All-Star Game itself is on Sunday at First Union Center. But from now through Sunday at venues throughout the town, very tall people not from around here will be showing off what they can do and the rest of us cannot. Anyone who loves this game even a little should be in paradise.
SPORTS
March 13, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL confirmed Saturday morning that it locked out its players, issuing a statement acknowledging what had been widely expected and reported after the players union decertified Friday afternoon. The questions for NFL fans now are: How long will the lockout last, and will it impact the regular season? The first steps toward answering that question could play out within weeks as the players seek an injunction to block the lockout. If they succeed, the league could be forced to create new work rules and move ahead with free agency, trades, and games, though more legal moves and countermoves would follow.
SPORTS
February 17, 1996 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Turner Broadcasting System's ever-expanding network jumped into the round-the-clock sports business yesterday when the corporation's board approved plans to launch a new cable channel later this year. The channel, which will be called CNN/SI, combines the CNN and Sports Illustrated staffs in one of the first projects of the new venture formed by Time Warner's $7.5 billion takeover of Turner. "We're looking at new ways to expand CNN's brand name all the time," said Jim Walton, vice president and producer of CNN Sports.
SPORTS
March 20, 1998 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once, baseball was the domain of the O'Malleys and the Wrigleys and the Carpenters and the Yawkeys. Now it's the domain of none of the above. The sale of the last of the storied family-owned franchises, Peter O'Malley's Los Angeles Dodgers, was approved yesterday by baseball owners. The Dodgers belong to Rupert Murdoch and his Fox Group now. The staggering price was an estimated $350 million. That includes the team, plus Dodger Stadium and its 300 acres of surrounding real estate, as well as the Dodgers' complexes in Vero Beach, Fla., and the Dominican Republic.
NEWS
December 24, 1992 | By Marguerite P. Jones, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
James T. Richard can hardly be accused of being a stuffy academic out of touch with the real world. His psychology courses at Bucks County Community College are constantly being enriched by everyday reality, from comics to job stresses. Recently awarded the school's Alumni Association's Homecoming Award for excellence in teaching, Richard uses his private therapy practice and his consulting business to help students understand theoretical applications. "My mission in life is to bring about a mix," said Richard, 55. "I want to create a marriage of theory and practice.
SPORTS
July 16, 1999 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
This won't be like the player strike of 1994. And it won't be as big a problem as the possible labor bomb of 2001, when the players' contract comes up again. Instead, if major league baseball's umpires resign en masse on Sept. 2, as they voted to do this week, it could end up being the only labor dispute that would actually benefit baseball, several sports marketing experts said yesterday. "I find this all rather humorous," said Craig Tartasky, editor of Sports Sense, a Maryland-based sports business industry newsletter.
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SPORTS
January 12, 2012
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox settled their lawsuit late Tuesday night, removing an impediment to the sale of the bankrupt team. In a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the Dodgers said they were abandoning their attempt to market future media rights and will adhere to their contract with Fox's Prime Ticket subsidiary, which kept intact its exclusive negotiating window from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 this year. Fox Sports Net West, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., sued the Dodgers in September, claiming that owner Frank McCourt's attempt to sell media rights for 2014 and beyond violated its current broadcast agreement.
SPORTS
March 13, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL confirmed Saturday morning that it locked out its players, issuing a statement acknowledging what had been widely expected and reported after the players union decertified Friday afternoon. The questions for NFL fans now are: How long will the lockout last, and will it impact the regular season? The first steps toward answering that question could play out within weeks as the players seek an injunction to block the lockout. If they succeed, the league could be forced to create new work rules and move ahead with free agency, trades, and games, though more legal moves and countermoves would follow.
NEWS
January 13, 2010 | By Nathan Gorenstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Animal-cruelty charges filed against a woman known for running a successful pack of sporting dogs have been continued until June and will be dropped if she complies with an agreement to clean and maintain her kennel in Roxborough. In July, the Pennsylvania SPCA raided the property of Wendy Willard, owner of Murder Hollow Bassets. The agency filed 22 citations against her for failing to adequately care for 23 dogs on her property, 11 more than allowed under city ordinances. Philadelphia Community Court Judge Joseph J. O'Neill negotiated the agreement between Willard and SPCA officers.
SPORTS
February 7, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Mark Messier, who retired last September after a 25-year career that included six Stanley Cups, wants to be the New York Rangers' general manager. That job, however, is already held by Glen Sather, who said he isn't ready to give it up. Messier caught many in the Rangers' organization off guard on Monday by telling the Toronto Sun he planned to talk to Sather about eventually succeeding him. Sather, however, has given no indication he is ready to leave. "Who knows in sports business, but I don't have any plans to do anything immediately," Sather said yesterday.
SPORTS
June 11, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At a time when attendance figures and television ratings for many major sports are stagnant or declining, people can't seem to get enough of books about sports. The sports side of the book-publishing industry has never been healthier. In the New York Times' hardcover best-seller list for this Sunday, four of the top 11 nonfiction titles are about sports, two of them focused on baseball, the other two on golf. Having so many sports books doing so well at the same time is highly unusual, the experts say, but not startling.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2003 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From the courtside Lexus Club to Victors fine-dining restaurant on the First Union Center's second level, it's evident that a revolution has taken place in arena concessions: Jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, freshly made roast beef sandwiches, gourmet french fries, specialty pretzels, cups of micro-brewed beer, and nachos. Mobile carts were strategically placed throughout the arena, and bartenders in club boxes were pouring beers and mixing alcoholic drinks. "When you walk into this facility, you want to eat," said Gail Clark, the Aramark Corp.
SPORTS
March 28, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The NFL ended its push for late-season scheduling flexibility to help ABC's sagging Monday Night Football ratings and will release the 2002 schedule today, the Associated Press has learned. Earlier this week, NFL officials met with executives from CBS and Fox, trying to persuade them to agree to some flexibility for the final four weeks of the regular season. But those networks balked at giving marquee Sunday games to rival ABC. "The league will use the same format as in the past for Monday Night Football," an NFL source told the AP yesterday.
NEWS
February 4, 2002
Now that the Super Bowl's over, let's talk about real sports. Let's talk about the holy sports week descending like a benediction upon the City of Basketball Love. For this is NBA All-Star Week, and it has come to Philadelphia. The All-Star Game itself is on Sunday at First Union Center. But from now through Sunday at venues throughout the town, very tall people not from around here will be showing off what they can do and the rest of us cannot. Anyone who loves this game even a little should be in paradise.
NEWS
July 16, 2001 | By Kenneth L. Shropshire
If we sports fans ever forgot that professional sports is about private enterprise, the Eagles issued a firm reminder Tuesday, when they announced their Eagles' Stadium Builder Licenses. These are licensing fees for the right to buy season tickets for 29,000 of the best seats in the new stadium. If you hold season tickets now, you can pay the fee - ranging from $1,530 to $3,700 per seat - and then pay for the seat. These new fees are all about business. There was obviously no ill will intended in their announcement.
NEWS
April 16, 2000 | By Clea Benson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Wednesday, the day his transition committee released a report recommending a downtown ballpark for the Phillies, Mayor Street stood in the hall outside his office and called for public views about where to build new stadiums for the Phillies and the Eagles. "What I decided is that I was not going to have happen to this administration what I think inadvertently happened to the previous administration," Street said, referring to former Mayor Edward G. Rendell's stadium efforts.
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