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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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03/12/96
LEAGUE NOTES

MLB players have received their licensing checks from last season, $14,000 each. That is "considerably below what they usually get, a figure sometimes as high as $100,000" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/12)

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, PBA

03/12/96
TAGLIABUE ISSUES WARNING TO NFL OWNERS

While NFL owners and team execs were treated with good news on TV ratings and attendance and revenue figures, they also heard a "forceful" presentation from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on the dang

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cleveland Browns, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Walt Disney

03/11/96
NFL OWNERS' MEETINGS: TEAM MOVES TOP FULL DOCKET

"Once better positioned than any other professional sports entity to rocket into the new millennium," the NFL holds its annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL, this week "with the thrusters apparently stuck

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures, Washington Redskins

03/11/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The deal between Don King Productions and the MGM Grand included a no-interest loan of $15M for King to purchase MGM stock, with King allowed to repay the loan through gate receipts, according to an A

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NHL

03/11/96
BASEBALL TALKS ALL CORDIALITY, NO ACTION?

MLB owners and players "continue to inch toward a labor agreement," according to Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. "But the key word is ''inch.''" The union''s Thursday counterproposa

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

03/11/96
CLEVELAND COUNCIL APPROVES NFL DEAL WITH FEW MAJOR CHANGES

By a 13-8 vote on Friday, the Cleveland City Council approved an amended deal with the NFL to return football to that city in ''99. According to the Akron BEACON JOURNAL, the Council added several pro

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

03/08/96
LEAGUE NOTES

MLB labor talks resumed in Tampa last night. The players have yet to make a counteroffer to the owners'' most recent proposal ("Sports Tonight," CNN, 3/7)....In a poll of baseball fans conducted by Ne

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Time Warner

03/08/96
WILL IT BE TOUCHDOWN OR TIMEOUT FOR NFL-CLEVELAND DEAL?

Cleveland City Council members delayed a vote on approval of a proposed stadium deal with the NFL amid a report from the city''s School District that it was cutting 324 teachers to save $52M. Accordin

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

03/08/96
HOCKEY WORLD CUP GREETED WITH ANTICIPATION UP NORTH

The heads of the NHL, NHLPA and IIHF hope to use this summer''s World Cup of Hockey "as a means of spreading the gospel of hockey throughout the world," according to David Shoalts of the Toronto GLOBE

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

03/07/96
NHL, NHLPA ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY

Today, officials from the NHL, NHLPA and the IIHF announce the details of the ''96 World Cup of Hockey, an eight-team tournament to be held in nine cities in North America and Europe from August 26 th

Tags: Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment

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