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MLB Network today announced that Red Sox P  Ryan Dempster , who is not playing this season, will appear as an on-air analyst ( MLB Network ). NBC Sports Group announced that former figure skaters  Johnny Weir  and  Tara Lipinski  will take part in coverage of this year's ...

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07/08/97
NHL CALLS FOR SILENCE IN WAKE OF ISLANDERS OWNERSHIP DISPUTE

The NHL has "ordered representatives of embattled Islander Owner John Spano and former Owner John Pickett to stop talking to the media," according to Colin Stephenson of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Stephenso

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07/08/97
SPURS TO LAUNCH P.R. CAMPAIGN PUSHING FOR JANUARY ARENA VOTE

The Spurs, "seeking to overcome a lack of taxpayer support for a new arena, plan to launch a public-relations campaign after Labor Day that they hope leads to a new" $120M facility, according to Travi

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs

07/08/97
INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SEEKS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The International Hockey League is seeking candidates for the newly created Chief Operating Officer position. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of seven to 10 years of business, sports, marketi

Tags: Classified Advertisements, RDV Sports

07/08/97
REPORT HAS RJR LOOKING TO KEEP TIES TO NASCAR SPONSORSHIP

Despite a proposed ban on tobacco advertising in sports, plans to continue R.J. Reynolds'' "financial involvement" in motor sports sponsorship "already are being discussed behind the scenes," accordin

Tags: Anheuser Busch, McDonalds, Nabisco, R J Reynolds, Sears

07/08/97
CBS SPORTS EXTENDS DEAL WITH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP THROUGH 2005

CBS Sports has reached a new deal with the PGA to extend broadcast rights of the PGA Championship through 2005. CBS has aired the event since ''91 (CBS). In N.Y., Richard Sandomir puts the seven-year

Tags: CBS, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom

07/08/97
WILL MLB'S ALL-STAR CLASSIC STOP RATING SLIDE?

Fox will broadcast MLB''s 68th All-Star Game from Jacobs Field in Cleveland tonight starting at 8:00pm ET. In its coverage, the network will debut the "Catcher-Cam," a lipstick-sized camera mounted on

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Acushnet, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, WNBA, YankeeNets

07/08/97
BRANDWEEK NEWS: CAN PETTY PROMO WISK AWAY NASCAR FANS?

Lever Brothers is launching a Richard Petty-linked Wisk promo this week "to steal some of longtime racing sponsor Tide''s thunder among [NASCAR''s] family market," according to Shannon Stevens of BRAN

Tags: NASCAR, NBA, R J Reynolds

07/08/97
FIREWORKS WON'T BE THE ONLY LIGHT AT NEXT YEAR'S PEPSI 400

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) officials announced "construction will begin immediately on installing the ''largest lighting project in the entire world,'' designed to illuminate the 2.5-mile tr

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07/08/97
MEDIA NOTES

WEEKEND TV RATINGS: The PGA Tour''s Western Open on Sunday on CBS, won by Tiger Woods, drew a 6.5 overnight TV rating, up 124% from ''96. Meanwhile, the Wimbledon men''s singles final Sunday on NBC dr

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, HBO, Los Angeles Sparks, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, WNBA

07/08/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: ATP, Coca-Cola, NBC, New Orleans Pelicans, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Reebok, TBS/TNT

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