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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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07/17/96
FTC DECISION LOOMS IN TIME WARNER-TURNER MERGER

The AP is reporting this morning that the FTC has given preliminary agreement to the Turner-Time Warner merger (THE DAILY). This morning, USA TODAY''s David Lieberman had reported the "smart money" wa

Tags: Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/17/96
NEWS & NOTES FROM BRANDWEEK: OCEAN SPRAY OUT OF NFL?

Ocean Spray "likely will scrap" its NFL tie in a "sweeping sponsorship re-evaluation that will focus the association closer to its core demographic of female grocery shoppers." Carol Trifone, Manager

Tags: Dallas Stars, NCAA, NFL, Southwest Sports Group

07/17/96
SPONSORSHIP NEWS: GM PICKS UP KEY SPOT IN OPENING CEREMONY

General Motors will be "heavily incorporated" into the Opening Ceremonies (expected to be watched by 3.5 million global viewers) by providing 30 specially chromed 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truc

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Heineken, NBC, Nike, Olympics, PepsiCo, Reebok, Time Warner, USOC, Visa

07/17/96
LAKERS, MAGIC SET TO TANGLE OVER GENIE WITH AN ATTITUDE

The Lakers have increased their pursuit of free agent Shaquille O''Neal and could raise the stakes to as much as $140M for seven years, according to league sources cited by Bill Fay of the TAMPA TRIBU

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

07/17/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: American League Attendance Through July 14 HOME ''96 YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISONS TEAM DATES AVG. TOTAL %CAP ''95 TOTAL ''94 AVG. BAL 49 44,478 2,179,403 92% + 5% 46,951 - 5% CLE 44 41,800 1,839,19

Tags: The Back of the Book

07/17/96
STERN SAID HE'S STICKING AROUND FOR THREE TO FIVE YEARS

During a news conference announcing the cable TV package for the WNBA, NBA Commissioner David Stern predicted he would retire in "another three to five years" -- but not before the league and the NBPA

Tags: Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, NBA, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/17/96
OLYMPIC NOTES

In a piece in the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE comparing the financial challenges of Atlanta ''96 to Salt Lake 2002, SLOC Chair Tom Welch commented on the commercialism in Atlanta: "Any city, if they have the mo

Tags: ESPN, NBC, Olympics, SLOC, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

07/17/96
THE WNBA: A LEAGUE WITH NO PLAYERS, BUT THREE TV PARTNERS

The WNBA announced cable TV deals with ESPN and Lifetime Television. The league, scheduled to being in June ''97, already has a deal with NBC. Both ESPN and Lifetime will air one live weeknight game p

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/17/96
LEAGUE NOTES

As a result of the Southern Hockey League''s demise, the team from Hunstville and expansion teams from Macon, GA and Columbus, GA will likely join the CHL for the upcoming season (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-

Tags: AFL, CFL, CHL, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Lions, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NHL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

07/17/96
MORE DETAILS ON THE DISNEY WORLD/ISI DEAL

As noted in Monday''s issue of THE DAILY, Walt Disney World Sports has selected NJ-based Integrated Sports Int''l as its corporate partnership agency for the Disney International Sports Complex openin

Tags: Walt Disney

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