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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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02/16/96
ANGELOS NFL BID WOULD HAVE BEEN SWEETER THAN MODELL'S DEAL

A copy of an uncompleted draft agreement between Orioles Owner Peter Angelos and the Maryland Stadium Authority for the purchase of the Bucs showed the state''s investment could have been up to $20M m

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

02/15/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

After an initial ticket surge created by Magic Johnson''s return to the Lakers, there has been no rush to buy tickets further into the season. Bob Steiner, a spokesperson for Lakers Owner Jerry Buss,

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, CFL, Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

02/15/96
ASCENT REPORTS HIGH EARNINGS IN 4TH QUARTER, LOSS FOR YEAR

Ascent Entertainment, parent company to the Nuggets and Avalanche, reported revenue of $57.2M and pre-tax earnings of $6.3M for the fourth quarter. The revenue figure was a 27% increase over $45M in '

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, NHL

02/15/96
PADS OWNER MOORES SEEKS HOUSTON FOOTBALL PARTNERS

Padres Owner John Jay Moores met with "influential businessmen" in Houston yesterday and said he is "upbeat" about putting together a package that could include public stock to attract an NFL team to

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL, San Diego Padres

02/15/96
DOES LOSS OF RILEY MEAN TOUGH TIMES FOR FAMOUS KNICKS FANS?

The "cachet of Knicks home games is fading fast now that Viacom has sold the Garden to ITT/Cablevision," according to Landman & Mitchell of NEW YORK magazine. Seats on the floor that were occupied by

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, Viacom

02/15/96
CLEVELAND MAYOR WHITE SAYS HE'S NOT ON PROWL FOR BENGALS

Cleveland Mayor Michael White yesterday said again he is opposed to the Bengals moving to Cleveland. White said he would simply avoid Bengals Owner Mike Brown. White: "I won''t talk to the man. If the

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Franchises, NFL

02/15/96
WASHINGTON FILES SUIT AGAINST BEHRING TO KEEP SEAHAWKS

The state of WA has filed an antitrust suit against Seahawks Owner Ken Behring. The suit contends he violated state and federal antitrust laws in moving the team to L.A. and that "Washington''s econom

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

02/14/96
RAPTORS INTRODUCE NBA STYLE TO TORONTO; WILL JAYS FOLLOW?

A comparison of the marketing of the Blue Jays and Raptors is featured by Jim Byers of the TORONTO STAR. From a marketing standpoint, the Raptors "have been nothing short of a public relations volcano

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

02/14/96
YOUNG AND RESTLESS KEVIN MCCLATCHY TAKES OVER PIRATES

MLB owners unanimously approved the purchase of the Pirates by a group led by Kevin McClatchy yesterday. McClatchy said he and the group are "dedicated to the city of Pittsburgh and to turning the Pir

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates

02/14/96
HOUSTON'S SEASON TICKET SALES PROGRESS

The Astros'' season-ticket drive, seen as key to keeping the team in Houston, has already topped the total number it sold last year, according to Terry Blount of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. With 93 sales r

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

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