First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex Lakers Adjusting To Life Under Magic Regime Clark Calls MLB Rule Change Discussions "Ongoing" 49ers' Paraag Marathe Opens Up About Role Four Brands Sign Up As WBC Global Sponsors Cubs Using "That's Cub" As '17 Marketing Slogan Red Sox To Implement New Personnel Database Astros' Crane Continues To Increase Payroll Buss' Decision To Fire Her Brother Hits Home Manfred Criticizes MLBPA On Rule Changes
Published February 6, 1996
Prospective Pirates buyer Kevin McClatchy finalized sale documents yesterday for submission to MLB. McClatchy faces finding another $5M after one partner dropped out over the weekend (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 2/6)....Ackerley Communications reported sales of $235.8M in '95, up 11% from the previous year, and operating cash flow at $51.1M for the year, up 18%. Ackerley's sports division includes the Sonics, CISL SeaDogs and Full House Sports and Entertainment (Ackerley)....A Cleveland TV station reports Browns QB Vinny Testaverde said the team will be known as the Baltimore Mustangs next year (Akron BEACON JOURNAL, 2/6)....The Eagles have increased ticket prices by $5 for most seats at The Vet. The only price unaffected is for 700-level, single-game sales (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 2/6)....USA Today's David Dupree on a rumored Spurs move: "I don't think the league will let them go and I don't think they really want to go" ("This Week in the NBA," CNN, 2/4)....The Mighty Ducks are offering season-ticket holders the opportunity to return tickets they anticipate being unable to use in order to donate them to charity (Mighty Ducks)...."Contrary to rumors," the Twins were never for sale, according to columnist Sid Hartman. The Pohlad family will continue to own the team until a decision is made on a new stadium (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 2/4)....The Saints announced they will lower ticket prices for next season for terrace level seats and keep other prices the same. Terrace seats drop from $30 to $25 (NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE, 2/3)....More on the Bullets' five finalists for the team's name change. WASHINGTON POST columnist Tony Kornheiser, on the proposed "Express": "It's such an obvious tie in with Federal Express or American Express" (WASHINGTON POST, 2/6).