NBCSN Scores Best NHL Audience Yet Rams Launching Youth Training Facility Yahoo To Sponsor 49ers, Levi's Stadium Nuggets Name Tim Connelly Exec VP USTA Sues "Venus And Serena" Filmmakers Browns Cancel Bon Jovi Concert At Stadium WQXI Suspends Personnel Who Mocked Gleason Ackerman Suggests Basketball Reforms Overnight Nielsen Ratings
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STEVEN COOK has moved from Procter & Gamble to Coca-Cola, Atlanta's Special Projects/Strategic Marketing Dir....Foot Locker VP/Gen Merchandise Manager JIM HARTMANN has been assigned to the new position of VP/GM Kids Foot Locker (BRANDWEEK, 10/10 issue)....BOB EATON has been promoted to managing editor of ESPN and ESPN2, and VINCE DORIA has been named Assistant Managing Editor and News Director for both (HARTFORD COURTANT, 10/14).
Boxing promotor DON KING wants to "join forces" with So. FL sports mogul WAYNE HUIZENGA to hold pro boxing events at Miami Arena. King has proposed a bout between World Boxing Council super-lightweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez and Tony Lopez plus three other title fights in Dec. '94. Huizenga Holdings owns 50% of Leisure Management, which runs the 15,000 seat arena. The Chavez fight is "tentatively" scheduled for December 10 in Mexico City but King said he might change the arrangement if Huizenga agrees (Steve Wynche, MIAMI HERALD, 10/14).
"Wayward hoops fans have jammed the phone lines" all week at UNLV ticket offices to pledge season ticket purchases if coach ROLLIE MASSIMINO leaves the school. 450 callers pledged $450,000 total and one man put down $10,000 cash "in anticipation" of Massimino's removal (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 10/14)....New CBS/Fox Video's Sport and Fitness Products Marketing Dir LAURA SULLIVAN is developing promo activities for sports and fitness titles, including a January release of "Lucky Vanous: The Ultimate Fat- Burning Workout." LUCKY VANOUS is the Diet Coke model and Sullivan hopes the video will elicit soft drink and calendar promos (BRANDWEEK, 10/10 issue)....JACK NICKLAUS was in Little Rock this week to announce he will build a golf course on the grounds of the proposed Harrah's Music Resort. The resort includes a casino and will be voted on through a constitutional amendment in this November's election (ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE, 10/13)....