Veteran ESPN Exec John Walsh Set To Retire Brady, Belichick Deny Deflategate Involvement Fans, Players Still Have Mixed Feelings On Pro Bowl ESPN Likes Broadcasting Pro Bowl From SB Site Seahawks Go On Trademark-Filing Spree Rooney Not Expecting More Playoff Teams Jets' Bowles, Maccagnan Make Good First Impression Bowlen, Elway Both Support Hiring Of Kubiak Dolphins Will Not Raise Prices For Upper Deck Titans' Smith Says Team Not For Sale
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ESPN's Brad Nessler and Dick Vitale were shown wearing Breathe Right Nasal strips during the Florida/Arkansas basketball game. Vitale on Breathe Right: "They say it makes you a little louder, and that's what I need" (ESPN, 2/28)....Nokia, the world's second largest manufacturer of mobile phones, reported '94 pre-tax profits of $881M, nearly 250% up on '93. The company's record result "was driven by booming sales" of mobile phones. Nokia recently signed on as title sponsor of the Sugar Bowl (FINANCIAL TIMES, 3/1). ....Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported fiscal 4thQ earnings of $1.03B, up 19% from $868M a year ago (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/1)...."Entertainment Tonight's" John Tesh reported that a new NFL Films video showcasing the 49ers championship season is available in video stores now (ET, 2/28)....Capitol Films Ltd. has acquired international distribution rights to "Hoop Dreams." The picture has been distributed domestically by Fine Line Features (DAILY VARIETY, 3/1).