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12/18/97
THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER'S CFL: LEAGUE DEBT FREE IN '98?

The CFL''s Board of Governors concluded its two days of meetings in Toronto and announced scheduling changes to be more "fan friendly," according to Tony Maraschiello of the TORONTO SUN. Maraschiello:

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Walt Disney

12/18/97
MEDIA NOTES

In San Diego, Fritz Quindt reported that the Chargers have signed a one-year deal with KFMB-FM making it their flagship radio station, "officially ending an 11-year run on" XTRA-AM. Although terms we

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Denver Broncos, ESPN, LPGA, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco 49ers, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

12/18/97
NFL SCREEN SAVER GIVES YOU REASON TO STARE AT YOUR SCREEN

CA-based Hunter Media has created the NFL Team Fan Pack, an officially-licensed screen saver package with trivia, stats, coaches, famous players, animated logos, icons and sound bites for each NFL tea

Tags: NFL, Media, Sprint

12/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

F. MORGAN TAYLOR, JR. will replace JUDY BELL as USGA President. Taylor has been VP for three years (Mult., 12/18)....BILL JEMAS has been named Exec VP/MSG Properties. He was Founder & President of Bla

Tags: ATP, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors, USGA

12/18/97
OUI, MONSIEUR: NBC INKS EXTENSION TO STADE AT ROLAND GARROS

NBC has reached a new multi-year deal to continue its coverage of the French Open tennis championships. The new contract takes effect this May, when NBC will carry 17 hours of coverage over two weeken

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media

12/18/97
"SUNDAY TICKET" TO HIT CANADA; CFL WANTS IN ON THE ACTION

Rogers Communications, Canada''s "largest cablecaster," will distribute "NFL Sunday Ticket" beginning next season, and will hold the exclusive Canadian TV rights through the ''99 season, according to

Tags: CFL, DirecTV, NFL, Media

12/18/97
BANKBOSTON PLOTS GAME PLAN TO INCREASE ITS SPORTS BUSINESS

BankBoston, in an effort to participate more actively in the business of sports finance, yesterday announced a partnership in which it will invest and hold a minority interest in Boston-based sports c

Tags: Dallas Stars, Finance, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Penguins, Southwest Sports Group

12/18/97
ACKERLEY REPORTEDLY OUT AS INVESTOR IN THE MARLINS

The Ackerley Group "will not invest in the Marlins because the Seattle-based company cannot have the control it wants," according to Antonio Fins of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL. The end of the ne

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises

12/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In St. Paul, Charley Walters writes the "latest word" is the NFL "will try to assist" Vikings President Roger Headrick "in acquiring financing" to become the team''s 30% managing partner (PIONEER PRES

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, WNBA

12/18/97
OH, LEO: HINDERY SAYS NFL TV DEAL WILL UP CABLE RATES

TCI President Leo Hindery said yesterday that the upcoming NFL TV rights contract "will drive up cable rates next year," according to Tim Jones of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Hindery said the NFL TV deal "wi

Tags: NFL, Media

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