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WME-IMG Recruits Celebrity Investors For UFC In Effort To Add Promotional Muscle

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 16

The UFC and majority owner WME-IMG on Thursday said that 23 celebrities are "investing in the rapidly expanding sports league," according to Erich Schwartzel of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Terms of the investments by the celebs -- which include Ben Affleck, Adam Levine, Jimmy Kimmel and ...

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04/28/98
LEAGUE NOTES

The U.S. women''s national soccer team defeated Argentina 7-0 in front of 14,608 fans Sunday at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, CA. This came two days after the U.S. team first beat Argentina Friday nigh

Tags: AHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

04/28/98
BETTMAN AND CO. SET TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF NHL IN CANADA

The "opening faceoff in the battle over the future of the NHL in Canada takes place today" in Ottawa, according to Mark Miller of the CALGARY SUN. An "all-star team of ownership and league officials"

Tags: Calgary Flames, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

04/28/98
U.S. WOMEN'S TENNIS EVENT SET TO MOVE TO NEW HAVEN

The USTA has "come to an agreement in principle" with the Pilot Pen Int''l tennis tournament to bring the U.S. Women''s Hardcourt Championship to New Haven, CT, this summer, according to Dave Solomon

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

04/27/98
ANGELOS FLOATS BUYING OUT MONEY-LOSING TEAMS W/REVENUE POOL

Orioles Owner Peter Angelos is still trying to convince fellow MLB owners to "focus their revenue-sharing program on new stadium construction," according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore SUN. Angelos

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/27/98
LACOB'S LADDER CONSISTS OF MORE SPONSORS, TV TIME FOR ABL

After "taking a series of hits this year, the question for the [ABL] is: Will it sink or swim?," according to Jason Quick of the Portland OREGONIAN. The league will again lose money in its third year,

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, WNBA

04/27/98
EL NINO TAKES A HIT ON FINAL CACTUS LEAGUE ATTENDANCE

The addition of the D''Backs and the White Sox helped increase total attendance for the Cactus League 14% in ''98, up to 904,224, according to Paola Boivin of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. But the average att

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers

04/27/98
OBSERVERS ASK IF THE NHL'S GLASS IS HALF-FULL OR HALF-EMPTY?

The state of the NHL was examined on "The Sports Reporters," as ESPN''s John Feinstein said that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "has tried" the "formula" of NBA Commissioner David Stern and "it hasn''t

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Kings, NBA, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Walt Disney

04/27/98
WILL JORDAN LEAVE NBA IN WORSE SHAPE THAN WHEN HE ENTERED?

As the NBA playoffs begin, the "All-About-Me league suddenly is becoming All-About-Basketball," according to Ailene Voisin of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The games "are entertaining, the players well-behaved,

Tags: Indiana Pacers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic

04/24/98
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: WHO WILL BE SHOWING THEM THE MONEY?

This week THE DAILY tracked the NFL Draft and the agents representing the players selected in the first three rounds in contract negotiations. Today, we analyze the top 92 picks and look at which agen

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/24/98
LEAGUE NOTES

BASEBALL: In Dallas, Ken Daley reports that for the seventh year in a row, MLB''s average salary topped the $1M level, increasing 4.2% in ''98 to a record $1,441,406. Of the 840 players listed on team

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, MLS, NHL, Sports Illustrated

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