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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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04/26/96
DRUCKER SAYS ARENA BALL IS HERE TO STAY

On the eve of its 10th anniversary, AFL Commissioner Jim Drucker was interviewed on ESPNET''s SportsZone about the league''s endurance and plans for expansion. Citing a renewed "quality of ownership,

Tags: AFL, AEG, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/26/96
ABL PLANS NOT DERAILED BY NEWS OF NBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE

The NBA''s women''s basketball league won''t change the plans of the American Basketball League, another women''s league scheduled to start its first season this fall. Steve Hams, an ABL founder, said

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney, WNBA

04/25/96
FOR WHOM THE BELLE TOLLS: ALBERT MEETS BUDIG, OR DOES HE?

The Indians'' Albert Belle met with AL President Gene Budig yesterday for questioning on his recent incident with SI photographer Tony Tomsic. Phyllis Merhige, AL VP/Media Affairs, said they would hav

Tags: Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/25/96
LEAGUE NOTES

A U.S. House Subcommittee is set to discuss the issue of "franchise free agency" today and whether the NFL should be granted an antitrust exemption in order to better control the movement of its teams

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Walt Disney

04/25/96
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: NBA GETS MOVING ON WOMEN'S LEAGUE

The NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of the Women''s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to begin play as a summer league in ''97. NBA Commissioner David Stern called approval a "first s

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

04/24/96
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP PART 2: WHO REPRESENTS THE TOP PICKS?

THE DAILY presents an exclusive look at the agents representing the NFL''s second round draft picks (THE DAILY). NO. PLAYER/POSITION AGENT/FIRM 31. Alex Van Dyke/WR Lynn Lashbrook, Jim Steiner/ Sports

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/24/96
AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS ANALYZES THE FUTURE OF BASEBALL

In a piece evaluating the state of MLB, Shannon Dortch of AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS concludes owners and players have "opted for short-term profits at the expense of long-term brand equity" and that teams

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/24/96
NBA GOVERNORS TO WEIGH IDEA OF WOMEN'S LEAGUE

The possibility of a women''s pro basketball league will be on the NBA Board of Governors'' agenda when they meet today in New York. It is unlikely a league would begin before ''97, but last week in P

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, San Antonio Spurs

04/24/96
VALDISERRI LEAVES CBA TO JOIN CHICAGO SPORTS MARKETING FIRM

The CBA announced yesterday that Commissioner Tom Valdiserri will resign effective May 22. Valdiserri, the CBA''s CEO since September ''94, has accepted a position as VP/Exec Dir of Sports Partners, I

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/24/96
AMERICAN LEAGUE TO INVESTIGATE LATEST ALBERT BELLE INCIDENT

AL President Gene Budig yesterday announced that the league will investigate the events of April 6 at Jacobs Filed when SI photographer Tony Tomsic was hit by a ball allegedly thrown by Indians OF Alb

Tags: Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Seattle Storm, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

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