Executive Transactions Red Wings To Market New Venue At Comerica Sterling, Ballmer Meet About Clippers Sale NASCAR's France Calls RTA Unnecessary ESPN Up For MLB Telecasts At Midpoint Manziel Tops All Individual NFL Jersey Sales SBJ/SBD Seek Hockey/Soccer Beat Writer NFL Draft Leaving N.Y. Just A One-Time Deal? Names In The News Bowlsby Speaks Of Bleak College Landscape
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
This week’s front-page story examines new IMG Owner Ted Forstmann’s plans
for the agency.
• Five founding sponsors step up for Dew Action Sports Tour. •
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen builds a mile-high reputation.
MLB Cardinals may prove profitable despite high payroll.
One-On-One with AFL Properties Exec VP Glenn Horine.
The Lefton Report: NBA marketers land sponsor renewals, hunt for some replacements; Nokia calls for agency review; Baseline Sports goes fishing for business with NFL-licensed tackle boxes.
• Media Tracker: Week-by-week ratings for Fox Saturday baseball, top 10 MLB markets, ESPN numbers for Pete Rose movie.
Tube Talk: Fox, CBS pass the 90 percent mark in NFL sales, turn to different pricing strategies on remaining inventory; Comcast might get new role in D.C. baseballbroadcasting; agency offers contrarian view on Olympic ratings.
Campus Beat: Virginia Tech frees up money for branding and image-building campaign as it makes the move to ACC football; Host Communications loses longtime executive.
• Labor & Agents: SFX Sports opens offices in Moscow and South America, tests the waters in India; Rosenhaus adds to his NFL roster; nutritional supplements go to retail with stamp of approval from NFLPA, NFL.