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San Diego Padres owner John Moores, using the World Series as a forum to drum up support in a vote next month on a new stadium, has suggested that Yankee Stadium is "subpar" and way behind the times.

A basic framework for an NBA labour agreement appeared to be in place following eight hours of talks Wednesday between NBA owners and players but both sides acknowledged they were not yet close to making a deal.

Iran's soccer federation is weighing an invitation to play friendly matches in the United States, a federation official has said.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, once the exclusive domain of the Indianapolis 500, is expected to add a Formula One race in 2000.

Live coverage of raging battles in Washington and Iraq resulted in predictable viewership boosts for broadcasters but it was CBS that ended up beating the competition with its broadcast of an equally historic NFL showdown.

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The District of Columbia's new mayor plans to announce his support for a $300 million major league baseball stadium in downtown D.C., the Washington Post has reported.

Hundreds of Cuban exiles will protest when the Baltimore Orioles host a Cuban national team May 3 in a historic baseball series between teams from longtime political foes the United States and Cuba.

Ultimate Sports Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based entertainment company with operations in licensing and comic book publishing, have secured a licensing agreement from the Major League Baseball Players Association to market a series of comic books turning Baseball superstars into superheroes.

World motor racing body FIA said it is expecting the European Commission's antitrust department to formally outline its objections to the commercial aspects of Formula One and other championships soon.

Fox have sued Turner Broadcasting for setting up a competing cable network to Fox Sports Net South - a move which allegedly violates a non-compete agreement the two media companies signed three years ago.

In a move which extends the provision of financial services for the corporate client at sports events, Reuters have signed a co-marketing agreement with the New York Mets for the 1999 season.

National Car Rental has signed a deal to become the official car rental company of the NFL.

With one-third of its members facing unemployment in less than a month, the US baseball umpires' union has filed an unfair labour practice charge this week against the American and National leagues.

Venator Group Inc, the retail company formerly known as Woolworth, have planned an exit from eight businesses with nearly 500 stores that do not meet its sporting goods retail focus.

The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), by far the most successful indoor soccer league in North American sports history, has returned.

Nasdaq-listed sporting goods e-commerce company Global Sports has provided guidance for the fourth quarter of 2001 and for the full year 2002 that is significantly better than the current average of analysts' expectations for those periods.