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02/21/96
FLORIDA'S UNCIVIL WAR: COUNTIES BATTLE FOR BUCCANEERS

Osceola County, a largely rural area just south of Orlando, offered Hillsborough County "an olive branch" Tuesday after Tampa area officials threatened a $500M lawsuit over attempts to lure the Bucs f

Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

02/20/96
THE WASHINGTON "NONE-OF-THE-ABOVE'S?" POST CALLERS SAY YES

The Washington Post, a sponsor of the Bullets'' contest to change their name, conducted an unofficial call-in survey gauging fan response to the five possible names. Christine Brennan reports, "The wi

Tags: Franchises

02/20/96
MEDIA ATTENTION CANCELS POSSIBLE SEAHAWKS SALE TALKS

Seahawks President David Behring issued a statement late Monday "denying that meetings with a prospective buyer of the NFL team were ever scheduled." Behring said his father, Owner Ken Behring, does n

Tags: Franchises, Microsoft, NFL, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

02/20/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Astros'' lease at Osceola County Stadium expires at the end of spring training, and Owner Drayton McLane said the ''97 site is "undetermined at this point. Our intention is to stay here, but we''v

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Houston Astros, Jacksonville Jaguars, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Walt Disney

02/20/96
ARISON SAYS HE'LL AVOID THE ICE, STICK WITH THE HEAT

Heat Owner Micky Arison said Friday he has no plans to buy the Panthers from Wayne Huizenga because he is "as far into sports as I want to get." Arison, Chair of Carnival Cruise Lines, said that he wo

Tags: Franchises, Miami Heat

02/16/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The AHL Cornwall Aces have announced that the city of Cornwall, Ontario, has decided to terminate its contract with the team at the end of the season. Mayor Ron Martelle said the city was unable "to c

Tags: AHL, CFL, Chicago Bulls, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Timberwolves, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Rays

02/16/96
LEAFS DENY CHARGES OF LIMITING TV REVENUE TO HELP OWNER

Maple Leafs President Cliff Fletcher responded to reports that MLG Ltd. "passed" on as much as C$70M in added TV revenue, thus enabling Owner Steve Stavro to purchase the company more easily. Accordin

Tags: Franchises, IMG, Labatt Brewing, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs

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

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