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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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02/05/96
BROWNS HEADING FOR A POSSIBLE SOLUTION?

The NFL and Browns could be close to "reaching a crossroads," according to several TV reports this weekend. ESPN''s Chris Mortensen reports the city of Cleveland is close to an agreement with the NFL,

Tags: ABC, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

02/02/96
BEFORE THE SEAHAWKS, THERE WERE THE BROWNS AND OILERS

BROWNS VOTE ONE WEEK AWAY: With a vote expected next Friday by NFL owners on the Browns proposed move, the Baltimore SUN reports that behind-the-scenes negotiations between Cleveland, Maryland officia

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

02/02/96
LEAGUE NOTES

SI''s Jackie MacMullan notes that Suns Assistant Coach Paul Silas "is emerging as a popular choice" to replace deposed NBPA Exec Dir Simon Gourdine (SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, 2/5 issue)....In other NBA news

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, USTA, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

02/01/96
CFL KEEPS ESPN CONTRACT DESPITE FORFEITING U.S. PRESENCE

The CFL is expected to announce a new alignment tomorrow that will leave the league with nine Canadian franchises, but no teams in the U.S. But, "surprisingly enough," the CFL will not lose its U.S. T

Tags: CFL, ESPN, Houston Texans, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

02/01/96
LEAGUE NOTES

In Dallas, Terry Egan hails the NHL''s new computerized stat- gathering system writing that league will go "from the 19th to the 21st century." Egan does note the stat the players most want is "ice ti

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NHL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

01/31/96
BASEBALL BACK AT SQUARE ONE IN SEARCH FOR MARKETING CZAR

MLB "has reopened a search for an executive to run its broadcasting and marketing operations, leaving the beleaguered sport without a strategic leader two months before opening day," according to this

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

01/31/96
THE CFL MEETS ITS DESTINY THIS WEEK

The CFL Board of Governors meet in Edmonton this week to determine the fate of the league. According to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, the Shreveport Pirates, Birmingham Barracudas, Memphis M

Tags: CFL, Houston Texans, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Pittsburgh Pirates

01/31/96
NBPA DESPERATELY SEEKING A VISIONARY COALITION-BUILDER

With interviews beginning this week, NBPA President Buck Williams and the search committee plan to present three candidates to fill the vacant Exec Dir position to the 29 player reps for a vote during

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Phoenix Suns

01/30/96
LEAGUE NOTES

CFL Commissioner Larry Smith is touting a poll in Montreal''s French-language paper, LA PRESSE, which shows that 68% believe the return of the CFL would be "beneficial" to the city. The Baltimore Stal

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, NPSL, USGA

01/30/96
NBA PLAYERS LEFT WITHOUT UNION LEADER AT KEY JUNCTURE

The NBPA''s firing of Exec Dir Simon Gourdine is an example of the union''s "dysfunctional" operation, according to Theresa Smith in Tacoma. Seen as "unresponsive" and "too agreeable to owners'' deman

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

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