YANKEES NETS MERGER

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, left, talks to Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams in the dugout after Williams took batting practice Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla.  The Yankees annnounced Thursday they plan to merge with the New Jersey Nets to form a new company called YankeeNets, which will oversee the business operations of the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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