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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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06/18/96
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE BULLS? KEEPING THE CHAMPS TOGETHER

Bulls Owner Jerry Reinsdorf: "You don''t want to keep any team, at least any team that has won a championship, 100 percent together. You always need to make some changes, otherwise complacency sets in

Tags: Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Franchises, HBO, NBC, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/17/96
RAMS HAVE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH FIRST ROUND PICK PHILLIPS

Rams Coach Rich Brooks said he had had a "heart-to-heart" talk with RB Lawrence Phillips just days before Phillips was arrested on a charge of drunk driving in CA, according to the ST. LOUIS POST-DISP

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, St. Louis Rams, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/17/96
KOSAR ASSEMBLING OWNERSHIP GROUP TO PURCHASE NEW BROWNS

Bernie Kosar has met with NFL officials "at least" five times in the last two months to discuss acquiring the rights to the new Browns, according to the Akron BEACON JOURNAL. Ed Meyer writes Kosar say

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, NFL

06/17/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports the Coyotes may be in the hunt for free-agent Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky is said to be considering Phoenix if he doesn''t resign with the Blues (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 6/17)....For

Tags: Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, Arizona Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/17/96
EAGLES WILL RETAIN COUNSELOR TO COORDINATE PLAYER PROGRAMS

The Eagles are set to hire a former NFL player to act as a "liaison" between players and management and serve as a counselor to help players deal with on- and off-the-field problems, according to the

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Franchises, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers

06/14/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Oilers Owner Bud Adams made a "rare appearance" at the Oilers minicamp where he called Houston a "great football city" and said "they deserve to have another team" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/13)...Rangers

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

06/14/96
RAVENS FANS BUY CLOSE TO 90% OF SEASON TICKETS

The Ravens have sold nearly 90% of the season tickets available for their debut season, "despite above average prices and an unpopular licensing requirement," according to Jon Morgan of the Baltimore

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises

06/13/96
STAVRO UNDER MAGNIFYING GLASS BY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY

Sources in the NHL and the Toronto business community say the Ontario Securities Commission plans a "thorough, wide- ranging" investigation of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd, Toronto- Dominion Bank and MSG Ch

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, NHL

06/13/96
LIGHTNING LAND CONTROL OF THEIR OWN MARKETING

Under their new TV deal with Sunshine Network, the Lightning will have total control of marketing and signage rights inside the Ice Palace, according to the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Sunshine controlled marketin

Tags: Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

06/13/96
HOLT HOPES TO BOLT SPURS DOWN IN SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio businessman Peter Holt purchased the U.S. Army Association''s 13.37% share of the Spurs Wednesday, "a move that virtually assures the team will stay in the city," write Lucas & Rogers of t

Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

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