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Fox Sports has reached a deal with the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational and Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic to sell all of the events’ multimedia assets. The deal makes FS1 the home of the two men’s regular-season college basketball tournaments ( Fox Sports ). The Magic anno...

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06/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former Big 12 Conference Commissioner STEVE HATCHELL will become Commissioner of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, beginning August 1 (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/11). ...JOHN MCGUINESS was named the new

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, Int'l Speedway Corp., People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

06/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

THE TRAGIC HOUR? In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes that as host of "The Magic Hour," MAGIC JOHNSON "has only shown the ability to fawn over his guests, who have, in turn, fawned over him. It''s almost

Tags: Detroit Lions, ESPN, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/11/98
VALLONE REFUSES TO MAKE YANKEE REFERENDUM BARGAINING TOOL

New York City Council members say a budget dispute between Council Speaker Peter Vallone and Mayor Rudy Giuliani "centers on the Mayor''s insistence that the Speaker drop his call for a referendum on

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

06/11/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, on new Lightning Owner Art Williams: "His enthusiasm and passion is something I like very much" (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 6/11)....In Detroit, a Univ. of Detroit Mercy

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, NBA, New York Mets, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Sacramento Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Capitals, WNBA

06/11/98
EXPOS CHAIR ADVOCATES AN EXTENSION FOR BALLPARK FINANCING

Expos Chair Jacques Menard said yesterday that he hopes to have an extension of the June 30 deadline for ballpark financing announced about June 22 or 23, according to Jeff Blair of the Toronto GLOBE

Tags: Franchises

06/11/98
THE CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG: PUMA ADS IGNITE PROTEST

The use of six high school athletes in 60-second TV ads for Puma and its newest basketball shoe "has ignited protest from Chicago administrators," according to USA TODAY''s Carolyn White. Jim Flynn of

Tags: Puma, Reebok

06/11/98
WORLD CUP NOTES

The U.S. World Cup team will earn more than $415,000 each should they win the event, according to the team''s CBA with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to Amy Shipley of the WASHINGTON POST. If t

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Events and Attractions, St. Louis Blues, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/11/98
BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL: THE PBTA BATTLES CAMEL OVER CONTRACT

Pro Billiards Tour Association (PBTA) Commissioner Don Mackey "is trying to hold together the pieces of a fringe professional sport struggling to survive and find stability," according to Robert Farle

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, R J Reynolds

06/11/98
TIGER'S CRY: "I TAKE SHOTS FOR EVERYTHING I DO"

TIGER WOODS appeared live for one-hour on CNN''s "Larry King Live" last night. King asked Woods how he chooses the companies he partners with: "Reputable companies, companies I feel comfortable with.

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

06/11/98
WNBA CAUTIONS AGAINST SOPHOMORE SLUMP AS SEASON TIPS OFF

The WNBA''s second season gets underway tonight with four games on the schedule. Lifetime TV will televise the Liberty-Rockers game live at 8:00pm ET. In Cleveland, Liz Robbins previews the second sea

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, Walt Disney, WNBA

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