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08/09/96
DON'T LITIGATE, NEGOTIATE: "LET'S MAKE A DEAL" TIME FOR MLB

Representatives of MLB''s owners said Thursday that they would rather have a negotiated settlement with the union than a court fight. On Wednesday, owners gave MLB chief labor negotiator Randy Levine

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/09/96
WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY KICKS OFF; SPONSORS UNVEILED

A kick-off event for the inaugural World Cup of Hockey was held Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Eight teams will compete in the tourney which begins August 26 and concludes September 14: USA, Canad

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, DaimlerChrysler, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, MasterCard, NHL, Nike, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

08/09/96
BOTH CART AND IRL WANT TO HOLD '97 EVENTS IN TEXAS

The brand new Texas Motor Speedway is negotiating with both CART and IRL for race dates in ''97. But with the IRL''s decision to race at the new facility in CO in June ''97, there is speculation that

Tags: Champ Car World Series, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

08/09/96
LEAGUE NOTES

In San Francisco, Glenn Dickey writes on the idea of cutting back the NFL preseason schedule. Dickey: "Rookies need training camp to learn the systems and work into the team, but for veterans, it''s a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, PGA Tour, San Francisco 49ers

08/08/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Barring an unforeseen "snag," it appears the ''99 NHL All- Star Game will be held in Tampa at the new Ice Palace. According to Lightning officials, the team has "essentially completed contractual nego

Tags: IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBC, NHL, Nike, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

08/08/96
MLB'S "FINAL" OFFER TO COME NEXT WEEK

As expected, MLB chief labor negotiator Randy Levine received permission from owners to make a "last and final" offer on a new collective bargaining agreement to the union if talks do not progress in

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New Jersey Devils, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, YankeeNets

08/07/96
PLAYERS INC. FILLS IN WHERE NFL, AGENTS LEAVE OFF

In the current BRANDWEEK, Terry Lefton examines the progress of Players Inc., the NFLPA''s marketing arm. While NFLP may have 30 of the most recognizable names under contract, Players Inc. has the res

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Sprint

08/07/96
WOMEN'S HOOPS: ACKERMAN TAKES OVER WNBA; BATTLE FOR STARS?

Val Ackerman, currently NBA VP of Business Affairs, has been named President of the new Women''s NBA, which holds its inaugural season in ''97, effective October 1. Ackerman will report to NBA Deputy

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

08/07/96
MLB OWNERS TO MAKE THEIR FINAL, FINAL OFFER?

MLB chief labor negotiator Randy Levine and MLBPA Exec Dir Don Fehr met in New York yesterday, but according to all reports, "little progress was made." Levine: "We had a meeting Tuesday and discussed

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/07/96
LEAGUE NOTES: MONTERREY'S BIG AUDITION

MLB officials will be "watching closely" next week when the Padres and Mets play a three-game series in Monterrey, Mexico. During MLB''s last expansion, Monterrey got serious consideration. The series

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Mets, NFL, San Diego Padres

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