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05/01/98
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Bill Carter writes that NBC has taken the "first steps" toward becoming the first broadcast net to establish a "regular business in direct marketing to viewers through toll-free phone numbers

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Utah Jazz

05/01/98
FACILITY NOTES

MCI Center Exec VP Wes Unseld said that DC officials "were aware" of an agreement between the city and the MCI Center under which the city paid for DC police being used for security and crowd control.

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

05/01/98
CUOMO COULD BE INCLUDED IN STEINBRENNER STADIUM BRAINTRUST

"Concerned about the intense political maneuvering over whether -- and where -- to build a new stadium" for the Yankees, team Owner George Steinbrenner will not make a decision about the ball club''s

Tags: Facilities, HOK Sports, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

05/01/98
HOUSTON WANTS COMMITMENT FROM MLB THAT ASTROS WILL STAY

MLB "is balking at Houston''s attempt to extract a promise the Astros will play at least 30 years in the ballpark being built downtown," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Astros Own

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

05/01/98
DISNEY WISHES UPON A STARWAVE, BUYS REMAINDER OF NET COMPANY

Disney has exercised its option to purchase Paul Allen''s remaining interest in Starwave Corporation. Last year, Disney made an initial investment in Seattle-based Starwave and formed two joint-ventur

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/01/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Bucs GM RICH MCKAY signed a five-year contract extension through 2002. Team execs "hinted" that McKay''s salary is "slightly more than" $1M a year (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/1)....RICHARD BATTISTA has been nam

Tags: BBDO, News Corp./Fox, PepsiCo, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

05/01/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

YOU LOVE IT: Steve Smith will be featured in a PSA for the NBA TeamUP Program on Saturday during NBC''s coverage of the NBA Playoffs. Smith: "Everyone wins when you volunteer" (NBAE)....Michael Jordan

Tags: American Express, IndyCar, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, Nike

05/01/98
BLAZERS' DECISION ON RADIO ANNOUNCER'S FUTURE ANGERS AFFILS

At least five affils of the Trail Blazers radio network "are considering reducing or eliminating game coverage because of Bill Schonely''s pending departure as the team''s play-by-play announcer," acc

Tags: Portland Trail Blazers, Media, Vulcan Ventures

05/01/98
ULTIMATE IN-LINE CHALLENGE BY ROLLERBLADE ROLLS THIS WEEKEND

The third-annual Ultimate In-Line Challenge Presented by Rollerblade will take place at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, May 1-3. The event will feature a $60,000 purse, the largest-ever in the sport

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

05/01/98
MLS HOPES FOR BIG KICK AT RETAIL FOR LICENSED MERCHANDISE

SPORTING GOODS BUSINESS examines Fall ''98 licensed soccer apparel in its SportsCast Seasons section and Kristina Grish reports that with World Cup attention increasing this year, MLS licensees "are r

Tags: MLS, NBA, NFL, Nike, Washington Nationals

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