MWR's Kauffman Buys Stake In Ganassi Racing Judge Orders Brady Lawsuit To Be Heard In N.Y. Bridgestone, NHL Renew Sponsor Deal Fisher To Discuss L.A. Situation With Rams Players Kraft Finds His Inner Maverick Over Deflategate Manchester United Sponsors Push For Asia Tour Dolphins Rookie Parker Racking Up Endorsements San Diego Pitches Chargers Plan To NFL Cardinals Praised For Hiring Female Coach Kraft Blasts NFL For Handling Of Brady Suspension
Published April 7, 1998
NFL: In Cleveland, Tony Grossi reported that Ravens PSL sales "are stalled at about 50,000," 10,000 shy of their goal for the 68,400-seat stadium, according to Tony Grossi of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Grossi also noted that Earnest Byner has taken a position in the Ravens' office, combining community relations and player personnel duties (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/5)....Rams Minority Owner Stan Kroenke has increased his piece of the club from 30% to 40%, "but there is no timetable for a possible buyout of majority owner Georgia Frontiere" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 4/5). NOTES: The Lightning's ownership situation was examined by Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, on Lightning Majority Owner Takashi Okubo: "I've never said I had to meet him, but I want to meet him. I want to talk to him about how to improve his team. ... If the result of getting the franchise sold is not meeting him, I'll live with it" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/6)....CA businessman Bill Scripps has agreed in principal to sell his Class A Augusta GreenJackets minor league baseball team to Boston businessmen Michael and Jeffery Savit. The deal is expected to be completed by May 1, pending approval by the South Atlantic League (Rob Mueller, AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, 4/5).