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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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04/07/98
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED AT FAMILY GOLF CENTERS

N.Y.-based Family Golf Centers has agreed to acquire Eagle Qwest Golf Center Inc, the nation''s second-largest owner, operator and manager of driving ranges for shares worth "about" $46.1M, according

Tags: Finance, US West/Qwest

04/07/98
FINANCE NOTES

Paul Allen, who bought 95% of Marcus Cable for $2.78B, said he paid $2,800 per subscriber. Allen: "It''s a great time to come in and find a partner and add some of my ideas to what is in the marketpla

Tags: Finance, R J Reynolds, Sara Lee

04/07/98
OAKLEY GETTING KICKS BY FLEXING ITS MARKETING MUSCLES

Oakley Inc.''s "undiminished aggressiveness has already made it one of the budding turnaround stories of 1998," according to James Sterngold of the N.Y. TIMES. The company''s sunglasses, which receive

Tags: Finance, Nike, Oakley

04/02/98
THE MARQUEE GROUP ACQUIRES U.K. FIRM, STARTS WEB SITE

The Marquee Group announced an agreement to acquire Park Associates, a talent sports management firm in the U.K. Included on Park''s client roster are BBC broadcaster Gary Linekar, former English Rugb

Tags: Finance

04/01/98
JUMBOSPORTS REPORTS FOURTH-QUARTER LOSSES; GALYAN'S EXPANDS

FL-based JumboSports, which closed its fourth quarter with "worse-than-expected earnings, predicted Monday its turnaround is at least three more months away," according to Jeff Harrington of the ST. P

Tags: Finance

03/31/98
ISC AND PENSKE SELL SHARES OF GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

FL-based International Speedway Corp. (ISC) and MI- based Penske Motorsports Inc. "are selling their stakes" in CA-based Grand Prix Association of Long Beach (GPA), which runs the country''s second-bi

Tags: Finance, Int'l Speedway Corp.

03/30/98
REEBOK'S FIREMAN GETS 60% RAISE AFTER "SOME" GOALS ARE MET

Reebok Int''l President & CEO Paul Fireman''s pay "rose" 60% to $1.6M, including his first bonus since ''94, after the company "reached some, but not all, of its financial goals," according to BLOOMBE

Tags: Finance, Reebok

03/24/98
THE MARQUEE GROUP'S NEW ACQUISITION IS AS SIMPLE AS A-B-C

The Marquee Group has agreed to acquire sports and music marketing company Alphabet City. Alphabet City Sports Records, one of Alphabet City''s two major divisions, has recorded compilation CDs and or

Tags: Finance

03/20/98
SCORE BOARD FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 DUE TO SOFT CARD MARKET

NJ-based Score Board Inc., "faced with weak sales in a sports-card industry that never fully recovered" from the MLB strike, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to Dean Starkman

Tags: Finance, MLB

03/19/98
FANSONLY NETWORK FINDS IT HAS FINANCIAL FANS, TOO

University Netcasting said that it has closed a new round of private funding in excess of $5M, led by Brentwood Venture Capital and supported by its investor syndicate: Baccharis Capital, iXL Inc. and

Tags: Finance

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