Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, July 23, 1999

H A W A I I _ S P O R T S

Honolulu named
worst sports town

New York is first in
The Sporting News survey

Associated Press


NEW YORK -- Mayor Rudy Giuliani has suspected this for some time and yesterday the Sporting News confirmed it, selecting New York as the best sports city in America for 1999.

The Sporting News studied every city in the United States and Canada that has a major league baseball, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA Division I basketball or football team, or a baseball or football training camp and then ranked them according to several criteria.

Sporting News managing editor Bob Hille cited the Yankees' record 125-win season in 1998, the Jets reaching the AFC championship game, the Knicks in the NBA Finals, St. John's making the NCAA tournament's final eight and the New Jersey Devils having the second-best regular season record in the NHL.

Dallas-Fort Worth was second, followed by Denver, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Then Boston, Detroit, Oakland-San Francisco-San Jose, Los Angeles-Anaheim and Miami-Fort Lauderdale completed the top 10.

Last place on the list of 351 cities went to Honolulu.

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