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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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08/04/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A documentary by DANIELLE GARDNER called "Soul in the Hole" opens Tuesday. The picture focuses on ED "BOOGER" SMITH, a Brooklyn basketball player, and honors the "generations of basketball legends" wh

Tags: NBC, People and Pop Culture, USTA

08/04/97
NAGANO GAMES STILL STRUGGLING TO WIN THE PR BATTLE

The Nagano Winter Olympics are six months away, and "while the sporting facilities, express trains and new roads are sure to be finished on schedule, this ungainly city ... does not seem prepared to c

Tags: Olympics, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, USOC

08/04/97
U.S. SWIMMING TABS FORMER SENIOR PGA TOUR EXEC DIR WIELGUS

United States Swimming, "looking for much-needed" sponsorship and TV exposure, named CHUCK WIELGUS Exec Dir, according to Sharon Robb of the Fort Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL. Wielgus, who Exec Dir of the

Tags: PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

08/04/97
TEAM FAILS TO STRIKE OIL IN FIRST TENNESSEE APPEARANCE

During the Oilers'' debut Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, "not only did just 22,811 show up, but many of them cheered for the Saints," according to Thomas Harding of the Memphis C

Tags: Cablevision, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, New Orleans Saints, New York Liberty, Oakland Raiders

08/04/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

BASEBALL ATTENDANCE: Saturday''s Mariners-Brewers game drew 43,215, including 15,000 walk-up sales, the largest crowd at County Stadium since July ''94 against the White Sox (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINE

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Houston Astros, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner, YankeeNets

08/04/97
REEBOK BARS MANUFACTURER FROM MAKING ITS GLOVES BEHIND BARS

WI-based Fabry Glove & Mitten Co., which uses prison labor to produce its products, "soon will be producing a line of fitness gloves" for Reebok, according to Cary Spivak of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENT

Tags: Reebok

08/04/97
ADIDAS BOTTLES UP FORMER COCA-COLA EXEC FOR AD DEPARTMENT

adidas has hired former Coca-Cola European Advertising Dir Neil Simpson as its new Global Advertising Dir, according to AD AGE. Simpson started at the adidas office in Amsterdam last week, "with the b

Tags: Coca-Cola, Washington Nationals

08/04/97
BIG BUSINESS OF AUTO RACING PROFILED IN BUSINESS WEEK

The business of auto racing is profiled in BUSINESS WEEK by Walczak, Forest, et al, who write that "aggressive racing conglomerates" are "poised to cash in on" the sport''s current popularity. The pie

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Formula One, Int'l Speedway Corp., IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, NHRA, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

08/04/97
HOOP IT UP! AMERICAN B'BALL COUNCIL PARTICIPATION NUMBERS

The following data comes from results of a national American Sports Data survey conducted for the SGMA''s American Basketball Council (ABC): BASKETBALL PARTICIPATION BY SEX (Millions, age 6+) ''87 ''9

Tags: ABC, SGMA, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

08/04/97
MEDIA NOTES

International League President Randy Mobley was in New York last week "attempting to arrange" a Triple-A World Series with ESPN (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/3)....Microsoft completed its "largest acquisitio

Tags: ESPN, HBO, Microsoft, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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