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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic will launch his own website at DKonPittsburghsports.com ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 7/21 ). The Ashwaubenon, Wis., Village Board yesterday "unanimously approved" renaming a street Mike McCarthy Way in honor of the Packers coach within the ne...

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09/01/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Broncos named JOE ELLIS as VP/Business Operations. Ellis, the team''s Dir of Marketing from ''83 to ''85, replaces DAVID WASS, who recently resigned. Ellis will work "closely" with the development

Tags: Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, People and Pop Culture, USOC

09/01/98
BERKE SUGAR: SI COMMUNICATIONS DIR NAMED VP/COMMUNICATIONS

SI named ART BERKE to the new position of VP/ Communications. Berke, who has been SI''s Dir of Communications since ''88, will oversee the magazine''s TV initiatives outside of CNN/SI. He will continu

Tags: Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

09/01/98
ARE AUTOGRAPH AND COLLECTIBLE SHOWS WORTH IT FOR ATHLETES?

The Red Wings are "hot attractions" for card shows and store openings, with fans paying "as much as" $60 to get their autographs, according to Cynthia Lambert of the DETROIT NEWS, who examined athlete

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, IMG, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

09/01/98
MEDIA NOTES

WNBA RATINGS AND ANALYSTS: Ratings for Saturday''s WNBA Championship Series Game Two on NBC between the Comets and Mercury "were down nationally and in Houston," from last year''s title game. National

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cincinnati Reds, NBC, Media, WNBA

09/01/98
HURRICANES OFFER $$, BUT IS TEAM NOT MAKING FRIENDS IN NC?

The Hurricanes have offered $8M in additional funding to cover cost overruns at the Raleigh arena in return for "significant concessions," according to Matthew Eisley of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. I

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Facilities, Gale Force Holdings

09/01/98
HUMPHREY GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS VS. TWINS

Two groups have filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting MN Attorney General Hubert Humphrey''s antitrust investigation of MLB, according to Patrick Sweeney of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The brie

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB

09/01/98
SLOW BACK-TO-SCHOOL SNEAKER SALES HAS VENATOR CUTTING PRICES

The "slow back-to-school sales reveal a widening schism between the athletic shoe companies and two important constituencies: the retailers who sell their products and the youths who are their target

Tags: Fila USA, Foot Locker/Venator Group, Nike, Salomon Smith Barney, Washington Nationals

09/01/98
TIMES MIRROR INTERZINES MOVING UP AS TSN DEALS WITH MSNBC

Times Mirror Interzines (TMI) "is emerging as a cohesive network of sports sites" five months after Times Mirror acquired InterZine''s group of Web sites, according to Beth Snyder of AD AGE. In a "key

Tags: Dr Pepper/7UP, IBM, Media, Visa

09/01/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

Class AA San Antonio Missions Owner Dave Elmore "has completed a deal" with CHL Iguanas Owner Horn Chen that will make Elmore a majority owner of the team. Elmore owns two other minor-league hockey te

Tags: CHL, Dallas Cowboys, ECHL, Franchises, San Jose Sharks, WNBA

09/01/98
THE RUN FOR 61: SEPT. 1 HAS MCGWIRE/SOSA STAYING SAFE AT 55

Cubs RF Sammy Sosa hit his 55th HR last night against the Reds, tying Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire, who went 0-3 against the Marlins. Last night''s Reds-Cubs game at Wrigley Field drew 36,700 fans, which

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Pirates

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