TBS To Film Series About Kenny Smith Dodgers Renew Rights With KLAC-AM Fox Unveils MLB Playoff On-Air Talent NHL Closes On $1.4B Credit Facility All-Female Sports Talk Show To Debut SI, Travel Channel Plan Swimsuit Series T'Wolves Line Up Midnight Event AEG Seeks Extension On L.A. Stadium Project FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule Sources: Chivas USA Suspending Operations
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The Cardinals fired Assistant GM BOB ACKLES (Mult., 4/25)....Former tennis pro VIJAY AMRITRAJ has become a partner in India with Capital Cities/ABC and its subsidiary, DIC Entertainment (ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 4/24 issue).....JOHN RIZZARDINI has joined the Northwest Entertainment Group as VP/Customer Service and Ticket Sales. Rizzardini comes from the Warriors where he served as Manager of Basketball Services after six years as VP/Marketing (NEG). CLARIFICATION: Yesterday's SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY should not have included the Hall of Fame Bowl as being under the jurisdiction of the Orange County Sports Association. The group operates the Freedom Bowl and the Association's Hall of Fame.
TERRY STEINBACH, RON DARLING, MIKE BORDICK, MARK MCGWIRE and DAVE STEWART have purchased 15,000 seats for A's games on the opening weekend at the Coliseum. The seats will be expressly reserved for non-profit youth groups and are part of the A's efforts to welcome fans back (A's).... Blazers Owner PAUL ALLEN has made a minority equity investment in 3D/EYE, Inc, a developer of three-dimensional technologies (3/D/EYE)....The family of Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER has purchased a piece of the 125-year-old Red Mile harness track (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 4/25).