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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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WITH THE RIVAL YELL, SELL MORE, MORE, MORE

Wings F Brendan Shanahan''s part ownership of Rival, a casual clothing brand, was examined by Jason La Canfora of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Shanahan consults on design and business decisions and appears

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Foot Locker/Venator Group, New Jersey Devils, NHL, YankeeNets

11/18/97
ESPN RADIO EXPANDS AND OFFERS KORNHEISER FIVE DAYS A WEEK

ESPN Radio officially announced an expansion that will increase its programming by more than 200%. Starting January 5, 1998, ESPN Radio will add "The Tony Kornheiser Show" on weekdays from 1:00-4:00pm

Tags: ESPN, MLB, Media, Walt Disney

11/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

WI-based Sports Marketing & Management Group (SM2G) announced that ex-NBA player FRED ROBERTS will join the SM2G staff to head up the NBA Division. His duties will include the recruiting of NBA player

Tags: NBA, People and Pop Culture

11/18/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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Tags: The Back of the Book, Washington Redskins

11/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

SOCCER: On Sunday, 53,193 attended the U.S.-El Salvador World Cup qualifying match in Foxboro, MA (U.S. Soccer) ....The second-division A-League will expand from 24 to 28 teams next year, and will inc

Tags: ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, NCAA, Portland Trail Blazers, Vulcan Ventures

11/18/97
GOLF CENTRAL UPSETS SPORTSCENTER AT '97 CABLEACE AWARDS

The National Academy of Cable Programming presented its ''97 CableACE Awards over the weekend. ESPN won four awards, while The Golf Channel, SportsChannel NY, HBO, CNN/SI and Showtime, each won one. T

Tags: ESPN, HBO, New Jersey Devils, Showtime, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

11/18/97
JORDAN RESTAURANT PARTNERS FILE SUIT OVER LICENSING DEALS

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/18/97
YES, NIKE CAN JUST DO IT: COMPANY CONSIDERS TAGLINE SWITCH

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Tags: Nike, Wieden Kennedy

11/18/97
DIAMONDBUCKS ARE FOREVER: IS COLANGELO NOT WINNING FRIENDS?

MLB''s Expansion Draft for the Devil Rays and Diamondbacks will be held today in Phoenix. Over the weekend, MLB GMs submitted changes to the league''s postseason format for "expected approval" by the

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

11/18/97
MLB EXPANSION DRAFT COMES TO YOU TODAY FROM PHOENIX

MLB''s Expansion Draft takes place today in Phoenix and ESPN will provide live coverage starting at 4:00pm ET, anchored by Karl Ravech, with analysis by Peter Gammons, Dave Campbell and Joe Morgan. Ji

Tags: ESPN, MLB, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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