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H.J. Heinz Co. has opted not to advertise during NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX broadcast despite “success with last year’s Super Bowl commercial” ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 1/23 ). San Diego-based golf simulator firm Full Swing Golf formally announced that it has signed Jordan Spieth ...

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02/26/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Raleigh, NC, Eisley & Hicks of the NEWS & OBSERVER look at the failed bid for an NHL expansion team under the header: "Triangle Not Wild About Big Leagues." Eisley & Hicks: "Big league sports may n

Tags: AFL, Franchises, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New Orleans Saints, NFL, NHL

02/25/97
MAPLE LEAF GARDENS BOARD MEMBER DEFENDS ASSAULT RESPONSE

Brian Bellmore, spokesperson for Maple Leafs Owner Steve Stavro, met the press in Toronto yesterday and said MLG management had "no moral obligation" to call police after learning of accusations that

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs

02/25/97
THOMAS SAID LETTER OF INTENT SIGNED FOR RAPTORS SHARE

Raptors VP Isiah Thomas has signed a letter of intent for his "small but well-connected" group of investors to buy an undisclosed amount of Majority Owner Allan Slaight''s 80% of the team, according t

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

02/25/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The NHL''s Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Islanders to John Spano (NHL). Jim Leslie, President of The Staubach Group, started by former Cowboys QB Roger Staubach, has assumed

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

02/24/97
LOSING ISIAH? DOUBTFUL. THOMAS AIMS TO UP STAKE IN RAPTORS

Raptors'' VP and part-owner Isiah Thomas "has joined forces with a consortium of prominent U.S. businessmen to buy what may well turn out to be control of the NBA team," according to Craig Daniels of

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Toronto Raptors

02/24/97
A'S SHOWING OFF TWIN PECTS IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN?

The A''s will break a new ad campaign tomorrow which features Mark McGwire and uses the tagline "Be There When it Happens Again," according to Carol Emert of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Newly acquired Jose Ca

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics

02/24/97
SENATORS OWNER WARNS TEAM COULD LEAVE WITHOUT TICKET BOOST

Senators Owner Rod Bryden "warned" the team "could leave town if hockey fans don''t buy significantly more tickets -- at a higher average price -- for next season," according to a Canadian Press repor

Tags: Franchises, Ottawa Senators

02/24/97
STAVRO ENDS SILENCE ON MAPLE LEAF GARDENS CONTROVERSY

Maple Leafs Owner Steve Stavro has called an "emergency board meeting for today to deal with the storm of controversy over the handling of sexual abuse charges at Maple Leaf Gardens," according to Mas

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs

02/24/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Comcast Corp., owners of the Flyers, 76ers and two Philadelphia sports arenas, "lost more than twice as much money in its fourth quarter as Wall Street analysts had expected, and blamed the losses yes

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, YankeeNets

02/24/97
WOULD PAXSON BE PROUD TO BE MICKEY ARISON'S BUD?

Bud Paxson, "one of Florida''s most influential broadcasting figures," has been holding talks with Heat Owner Mickey Arison and "three professional leagues in an attempt to become a player in the Miam

Tags: AFL, AHL, Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Miami Heat, MLS

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