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07/29/96
LIONS LOOKING TO LURE DAWG POUND TO THE SILVERDOME

The Lions are marketing their games in Cleveland to try to lure former Browns fans to the Silverdome, according to Kupelian & O''Hara of the DETROIT NEWS. Lions management is working on a promo with C

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Franchises

07/29/96
COMSAT SAID TO BE RE-EVALUATING ITS DENVER SPORTS INTERESTS

The recent resignation of Comsat CEO Bruce Crockett and the "maximum shock value" intended on the rest of the company, is examined by Mike Mills of the WASHINGTON POST. Comsat owns 80% of Ascent Enter

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, PepsiCo, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/29/96
RAVENS FEAR PARKING MESS AS EXHIBITION SEASON OPENS

The Ravens host their first game Saturday. With over 67,000 fans expected to attend, team officials are bracing for parking woes, according to Michael James of the Baltimore SUN. Maryland Stadium Auth

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises

07/29/96
L.A. TIMES REPORTS LASORDA TO RESIGN FROM MANAGING TODAY

Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda is expected to announce his retirement today, according to Allan Malamud of the L.A. TIMES. Lasorda, who suffered a heart attack in June, reportedly made the decision to

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox

07/26/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

One of two groups interested in purchasing the MLS San Jose Clash has offered $10M for the franchise (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 7/26)....The Burn have been averaging 17,844 fans a game, twice the attenda

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Cincinnati Reds, FC Dallas, Franchises, LPGA, MLS, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Pirates, RDV Sports, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/26/96
MSG HOLDINGS HELP ITT'S EARNING RISE

Improved performance at MSG Network helped ITT Corporation''s investment in Madison Square Garden earn $18M in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the second quarter, a 5

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden

07/25/96
ECKELS' ATTEMPT TO WOO STAFFORD MAY BE BACKFIRING

Officials from the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority were "surprised" that Stafford Sports Ventures, hired to design a financing plan for a $300M baseball stadium in Northern VA, "has been offered a

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

07/25/96
MAGIC'S KNOCKING BUT HE CAN'T COME IN

Hints from Magic Johnson that he is interested in making a comeback with the Lakers were met by team officials with a "no comment." USA TODAY''s Greg Boeck writes the response may be an indication tha

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

07/25/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Blues and Senators have announced a one-year agreement that will send a minimum of six of the Senators'' developing players to the AHL Worcester IceCats which are primarily affiliated with the Blu

Tags: AHL, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Franchises, MLB, New England Patriots, New York Mets, Ottawa Senators, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

07/24/96
ECKELS PLAYS HOUSTON HARDBALL -- BUT IS HE TOO LATE?

In an effort to keep the Astros in Houston, Harris County Judge Robert Eckels plans on hiring Stafford Sports Ventures, a Philadelphia-based company that has negotiated leases for Jacobs Field and Coo

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

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