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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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07/24/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, in Green Bay as part of a tour of NFL training camps, "said Wednesday he wasn''t ready to give the Green Bay Packers the go-ahead to sell additional shares of team sto

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Cincinnati Reds, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney

07/24/97
THE PRICE OF SUCCESS? JAZZ RAISE TICKET PRICES

The Jazz "are following their most successful season in history with the biggest ticket-price hike ... since the team moved to the Delta Center in 1991," according to Michael Lewis of the SALT LAKE TR

Tags: Franchises, Utah Jazz

07/24/97
FACILITY ACQUISITIONS CONTINUE AT TOP SPEED IN MOTOR SPORTS

Penske Motorsports Inc. (PMI), which purchased the Phoenix Int''l Raceway last week, and Int''l Speedway Corp. (ISC) announced yesterday that they have each purchased a 40% interest in Homestead-Miami

Tags: Facilities, Int'l Speedway Corp., NASCAR, R J Reynolds

07/24/97
JOHN SPANO CHARGED AS AFFIDAVIT OUTLINES ALLEGED FRAUD

Former Islanders Owner John Spano was charged with fraud yesterday in federal court on Long Island, NY, and then "failed to come up with enough assets to post bail, even after his parents and sister p

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders

07/24/97
LEAGUE NOTES

MLS Commissioner Doug Logan says that he "feels certain" Seattle will have a franchise by 2002 (USA TODAY, 7/24)....The newly formed, DC-based Women''s Players Association''s current members include t

Tags: Cablevision, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, MLS, Montreal Canadiens, National Lacrosse League, New York Rangers, NFL, Ottawa Senators, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning

07/24/97
MEET THE PRESS: MLB PRESIDENT & COO PAUL BEESTON TALKS IT UP

New MLB President & COO Paul Beeston was part of a media conference call yesterday with Acting Commissioner Bud Selig. Excerpts from the call: Beeston, on his immediate agenda: "What I want to do is g

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

07/24/97
CHEESEHEAD SURFERS REJOICE: PACKERS LAUNCH TEAM WEBSITE

The Packers have launched a website at www.Packers.com, which will have more than 1,200 pages of information. The site is produced by Green Bay-based Digital Magic Interactive in conjunction with the

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media

07/24/97
MEDIA NOTES

ELECTRONIC MEDIA listed their "10 Shows That Made Cable." The No. 6 spot was given to ESPN''s "SportsCenter." ELECTRONIC MEDIA''s Jim McConville: "''SportsCenter'' has changed the way TV covers sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/24/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

STEFFI GRAF, in response to published reports which said she left the Catholic Church for tax reasons: "My decision is based on personal reasons and shall please be respected as such. There is no disp

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, NFL, People and Pop Culture

07/24/97
SPORTS SPONSOMETER: WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE LIKE ...

Michael Jordan and Jackie Joyner-Kersee are the most admired male and female athletes, according to a survey by Sponsorship Reasearch Int''l (SRi USA). SRi USA asked 1,000 respondents last month to na

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, The Back of the Book

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