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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Matthew Futterman writes of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton , "One day, even though he enjoys his current U.S. anonymity, Hamilton says he wouldn't mind being Beckham , or Michael Jordan or Roger Federer , an icon of sports, fashion, music – he has been toying around w...

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02/22/96
BALDWIN SAYS SO-LONG TO ROLLER HOCKEY, INDOOR SOCCER

Penguins Owner Howard Baldwin said neither the CISL Stingers nor RHI Phantoms will likely field teams at the Civic Center in Pittsburgh this season. Baldwin praised the teams'' management, but added,

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

02/22/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Lightning VP/Ticket Ops Jeff Morander said sales of club seats for the team''s new Ice Palace have reached about 50% of the goal for sales to current season ticket holders. The new facility will have

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Stars, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Southwest Sports Group, Tampa Bay Lightning

02/22/96
DID HAWKS WAKE A SLUMBERING TAGS? NFL THREATENS $500K FINE

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue told Seahawks Owner Ken Behring he would be subject to "sizeable fines" -- "at least $500,000" -- unless he returns his team to Seattle, according to this morning''s SE

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Franchises, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Vulcan Ventures

02/22/96
GLAZER BOYS THREATEN TAMPA BAY WITH MARCH 1 DEADLINE

Bucs VPs Joel and Bryan Glazer granted interviews with media outlets in the Tampa Bay area yesterday, speaking for the first time since January and giving officials a March 1 "drop-dead" deadline for

Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

02/21/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

ESPN''s Chris Mortensen reported that at least one NFL team has filed a complaint with the league that Jaguars VP of Football Operations Michael Huyghue "has bent the free agent rules," such as when h

Tags: AHL, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

02/21/96
ROYALS MARKETING PLAN GIVES FANS A FLASHBACK, PREVIEW

The Royals will launch a new marketing campaign with the tagline "Get in the Game," featuring legend George Brett and "wunderkind" Johnny Damon in a TV spot they hope mixes "the Royals'' winning tradi

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB, Ticketmaster

02/21/96
DO OIL AND WATER MIX? NASHVILLE RESIDENTS SAY YES

A poll in the Nashville TENNESSEAN shows that the deal to finance the Oilers'' move has support among Davidson County voters. In Houston, John Williams reports that 53% of Nashville- area residents ap

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

02/21/96
BEHRING DOWN: WILL KEN DUMP HAWKS, BUY SHARE IN A'S?

Although "he won''t admit it publicly," Seahawks Owner Ken Behring "appears ready to listen to sales pitches" from potential buyers willing to keep the team in Seattle, according to John Clayton of th

Tags: Franchises, Microsoft, Nike, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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

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