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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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06/10/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Former Mavs Owner Donald Carter said the team''s association with alcohol was one of the reason''s he reduced his stake in the franchise. Carter: "I gotta be honest. I wasn''t aware the Mavericks had

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Franchises, New England Patriots, Brooklyn Nets, Southwest Sports Group, YankeeNets

06/07/96
MLS LOSES PLAYERS TO NATIONAL TEAM; BIC'S REVOLUTIONARY DEAL

In Boston, HERALD columnist Michael Gee writes on the Revolution''s Alexi Lalas leaving his team to play for the U.S. National team. Gee notes Lalas can "best serve" the Revolution and MLS by playing

Tags: Anheuser Busch, AEG, Colorado Rapids, Franchises, MLS, New England Revolution

06/07/96
DETAILS OF PARCELLS' CONTRACT INCLUDE MARKETING CLAUSE

Patriots Owner Bob Kraft denied a BOSTON GLOBE report that Patriots Coach Bill Parcells funded the salary of assistant coach Bill Belichick and raises for two other assistants by voiding the final yea

Tags: Franchises, New England Patriots

06/07/96
STERLING BREAKS OFF TALKS WITH THE POND; WILL STAY IN LA

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling said his team will stay at the L.A. Sports Arena after talks had ended with the city of Anaheim and officials at The Pond, according to Barbara Kingsley of the ORANGE CO

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

06/07/96
HOW DO YOU PUT A PRICE ON AIR? SI LOOKS AT JORDAN RULES

The financial worth of Michael Jordan is the focus of an E.M. Swift piece in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Swift wonders if Jordan''s worth should be calculated on the basis of championship banners, for fans fi

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

06/07/96
STEINBERG TO AID HOLLYWOOD PARK IN LURING NFL TEAM

Agent Leigh Steinberg will assist Hollywood Park to secure an NFL team, according to T.J. Simers of the L.A. TIMES. Steinberg feels the NFL has "no plans to expand and no intention of returning to Ora

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

06/07/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Yankees and Tigers will wear replica Negro League uniforms tomorrow in honor of the second annual Negro League Day at Tiger Stadium. The Yankees have never worn anything but their official uniform

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/06/96
DEVILS RAYS PURCHASE OF AA TEAM TO HURT ORLANDO MLB BID?

The Devil Rays are negotiating to purchase the Cubs'' Double- A franchise in Orlando. The sale "would secure the entire Central Florida region for the Tampa Bay team''s marketing purposes. It also mig

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Franchises, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

06/06/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Bengals Owner Mike Brown was on the stand in the IRS'' case against the Bengals and late Owner Paul Brown. Geoff Hobson notes the IRS attempted to prove Paul Brown had "sweeping power" over the Bengal

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

06/06/96
TEAM TICKET NEWS: COYOTES SET POLICY IN LAND OF RISING SUNS

The Coyotes announced their ticket price policy for their inaugural season at America West Arena. The average ticket price, excluding premium seats not available to the general public, will be just ab

Tags: Franchises, Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Suns

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