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06/30/97
HOLYFIELD-TYSON PART I: SHOWTIME APPLAUDED FOR COVERAGE

As the investigations of Saturday''s Evander Holyfield- Mike Tyson rematch continue, Ken Rodriguez of the MIAMI HERALD reports that Tyson "could stand to lose millions more than any fine the Nevada At

Tags: CBS, Showtime, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom

06/30/97
NBA APPROVES RULE CHANGES AS TIME-OUTS STAY IN BOUNDS

"In an effort to liven the game and inject more motion, the NBA''s Board of Governors have approved four rules changes that will help teams at one end of the court and cause them problems at the other

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

06/30/97
STADIUM NOTES

In Denver, Mark Kiszla, on the imminent agreement for the Pepsi Center: "A new arena ... can guarantee only one significant change in a sporting event''s entertainment value for fans: Ticket prices wi

Tags: Facilities, PepsiCo, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

06/30/97
FEDERAL BOXING SAFETY ACT HITS RINGS ON TUESDAY

The Professional Boxing Safety Act takes effect on Tuesday, which is "geared to protect the no-name boxers on small-time shows, rather than the pay-per-view champions," according to Dave Anderson of t

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/30/97
GOLFWEAR SALES: SPORT'S LOOK HOT FOR RETAILERS

Clothing manufacturers "are stepping up to the tee" to cash in on some of the $762M the nation spent on golf apparel last year, according to Jackie Potts in the MIAMI HERALD. Ken Kristensen, exec edit

Tags: Nike

06/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

NBC''s Wimbledon Saturday broadcast drew a 2.6 rating with an 8 share, while Sunday''s telecast drew a 3.3 rating with a 10 share. Saturday''s numbers are down from a 2.8/9 NBC drew in ''96, while Sun

Tags: NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, Media, YankeeNets

06/30/97
TIMING IS OF THE ESSENCE AS COMPANIES STATE THEIR CASE

Salt Lake Organizing Committee leaders met with officials of Seiko and SMH Swiss Timing last week, both of which are "vying" to be the official timer of the 2002 Olympics, according to Mike Gorrell in

Tags: Olympics, SLOC, Xerox

06/30/97
RAPTORS MAY SEEK TO PUT NHL TEAM ON ICE IN AIR CANADA CENTRE

Raptors VP Isiah Thomas "intends to ask [NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman] to consider putting another NHL franchise in Toronto if the Maple Leafs don''t agree soon to become partners with the Raptors" i

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

06/30/97
CFL MAY GO WITHOUT NEW COMMISSIONER: SEES GILES AS "LEADER"

The Governors of the CFL are "changing their tune dramatically and probably will not bother to hire a new commissioner," according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Sources told York Friday t

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/30/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

This weekend''s total attendance of 190,967 in Baltimore for the Orioles-Blue Jays series was the most in team history for a four-game series (WASHINGTON POST, 6/30)....On Wednesday, the Packers board

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NHL, Toronto Blue Jays

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