Bucs' Stadium Upgrades Plans Hit Snag NBA Hires Former Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Spanos-Kroenke Dynamic To Stymie L.A. Plan? NFL London Game Facing Competition "Thursday Night Football" Up On CBS/NFLN Former Bears Taking Hits On Home Sales White Sox To Install New Videoboards Blue Jays Merch In Demand After Division Win Weekend Plans: UFC Fight Pass GM Eric Winter Braves Promote John Coppolella To GM
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 14, 1997
ESPN anchor GARY MILLER was arrested Saturday at a nightclub in Cleveland and charged with public indecency, aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest (Mult, 10/12)....N.Y.-based developer JERRY SPEYER has reportedly brokered a deal linking Radio City Productions with MSG to sign up shows for both sites. MSG President DAVE CHECKETTS would head up the new company that will book talent into both MSG and Radio City Music Hall (N.Y. POST, 10/13). ...ESPN's DICK SCHAAP, who hosts "The Sports Reporters," was profiled by Michael Hirsley of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Schaap, who is also a theater critic for ABC: "I think I'm the only person who votes for both the Heisman Trophy and the Tony awards" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/12)....In an examination of the personal finances of celebrities, it is reported that DENNIS RODMAN has a financial advisor who put him on a $1,000-per- week allowance. All the rest of Rodman's income is invested -- "some in individual stocks and most in mutual funds." Rodman also holds "big equity stakes" in Oakley sunglasses and supermarket chain Safeway (N.Y. POST, 10/12)....Former MLB Commissioner FAY VINCENT contributed a column in Sunday's N.Y. TIMES on the loss of the Browns, his favorite NFL team. Vincent: "When the Browns return to life in some future season, I wonder how I'll respond. My guess is that the flame will be dim. There is a big cost to these franchise shifts. Competition for my sports loyalty is now much greater" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/12).