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12/03/96
HOUSTON SUMMIT: NO AGREEMENT; OILERS LIKELY TO STAY IN '97

Oilers Owner Bud Adams, Astros Owner Drayton McLane Jr., Houston Mayor Bob Lanier, and other "major players" in Houston''s "struggle" over pro football, met yesterday in an effort to resolve their dif

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Astros, NFL

12/03/96
BUZZED ON THE MUTINY? MUTINY GM LOOK TO STIR UP THE SHIP

The Mutiny are trying to create a "buzz" in Tampa before the ''97 season begins next March, according to Bill Ward of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Mutiny GM Nick Sakiewicz: "It is not a lot of time, four months

Tags: Franchises

12/02/96
ALLEN TO GET THREE-YEAR LEASE PLUS INCENTIVES FOR SEAHAWKS?

King County, WA, officials are reportedly ready to give Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen a three-year lease on the Kingdome, as well as other financial incentives, if he will agree to buy the Seahawks,

Tags: Franchises, Microsoft, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

12/02/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Chicago, Sam Smith notes rumors that Bulls Coach Phil Jackson may be interested in the Nuggets coaching job after the season. Nike has been mentioned as a possible buyer of Ascent Entertainment''s

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, New York Jets, NFL, Nike

12/02/96
IRSAY SAGA CONTINUED: ESTATE GUARDIANSHIP GOES TO NBD BANK

After more than nine months of "legal wrangling," Hamilton, IN Superior Court Judge William Hughes, "as expected," appointed NBD Bank as guardian of the estate of Colts'' owner Robert Irsay, according

Tags: Franchises, Indianapolis Colts

12/02/96
AL DAVIS MEETS THE PRESS AND SOUNDS OFF ON RAIDERS PSLS

Raiders Owner Al Davis "distanced" himself from the Oakland Football Marketing Association''s (OFMA) ongoing trouble in selling PSLs and luxury suites last week, according to Ron Kroinchick of the S.F

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

12/02/96
SPANO CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF ISLES AND EXTENDS CABLE DEAL

TX-businessman John Spano was officially "crowned" owner of the Islanders last week when he confirmed that he had purchased "virtually all" of John Pickett''s 90% stake in the team for $80M, according

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders

12/02/96
ITS UP, IT IS GOOD? FORMER RAMS KICKER WANTS L.A. NFL TEAM

A group of local L.A. business leaders, and former pro football players, led by former Rams kicker Danny Villanueva Sr., wants to own an NFL franchise in L.A., according to Jodi Wilgoren of the L.A. T

Tags: Franchises, NFL, St. Louis Rams

11/26/96
GOOD AND WELFARE, NBA STYLE: BUCKS TO GET A HANDOUT

The Bucks could be among an undetermined amount of teams that will split about $49M from the NBA under a league-wide revenue sharing plan "quietly" approved in early November, according to Mark Kass i

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Time Warner

11/26/96
ESPN/CHILTON POLL: HERE'S A SHOCKER -- BULLS HOT NBA TEAM

ESPN/Chilton Sports Poll interviewed a sample, ages 12+, on their NBA preferences. Interviews took place September 5-November 7, 1995, and September 3-November 4, 1996. Percentages are weighted (THE D

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Franchises, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, Walt Disney

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