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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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MLB LOOKING TO REDUCE NUMBER OF MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATES?

MLB franchises are considering "mandatory across-the-board reductions in minor league affiliates for every organization," according to USA TODAY. Any such action could not take place until after ''97,

Tags: Houston Astros, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, St. Louis Blues

01/05/96
NFL OWNERS COME AWAY CONVINCED OF CLEVELAND'S FINANCING

A panel of 14 NFL owners on hand for a presentation by Cleveland Mayor Michael White "came away convinced that the city''s $175 million plan to renovate 65-year-old Cleveland Stadium is solid." But, a

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01/04/96
MLB MOVES TOWARD LABOR AGREEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

While the baseball offseason has featured a "blizzard" of player movement, there is still no MLB labor agreement. Since it appears "unlikely" there will be a work stoppage during ''96, MLB owners and

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

01/04/96
NHL GM'S SEEK TO REGAIN THEIR ROLE IN SCHEDULING DECISIONS

During the tenure of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, league GMs "have seen much of their power over league affairs ceded to the governors and league executives," according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs

01/04/96
CLEVELAND OFFICIALS PREP FOR EXPECTED "GRILLING" TODAY

Accompanied by local business leaders "prepared to guarantee the sale of loge and club seats in a refurbished stadium," Cleveland Mayor Michael White arrives in Atlanta today to make his case before N

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/04/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The PGA Tour starts its season today at the Mercedes Championship at Lacosta on Carlsbad, CA. The Tour''s 45 events feature a total of $66.6M in purse money. The LPGA, which gets underway next week, w

Tags: CBS, CFL, DaimlerChrysler, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, MLS, NPSL, PGA Tour, Viacom

01/03/96
LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

FIFA President Joao Havelange said discussions are in the works to rotate the World Cup between continents, meaning a return to the U.S. as soon as 2014 (USA TODAY, 1/3). Havelange said the 2006 Cup w

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic, PGA Tour, RDV Sports

01/03/96
NFL TEAMS FINDING WAYS TO GO AROUND SALARY CAP

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

01/03/96
VOTE ON BROWNS UNLIKELY AT JANUARY 17 MEETING

NFL owners are "unlikely" to vote on the Browns'' proposed move to Baltimore at a special meeting January 17 in Atlanta, according to the WASHINGTON POST. Leonard Shapiro reports the owners will inste

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

12/22/95
WILL THERE BE A SIGNED CBA EXTENSION UNDER THE NFL'S TREE?

NFL owners "bought themselves at least one extra year of labor peace" with the extension of the CBA, according to Paul Domowitch in Philadelphia. But they were not able to get a cap on signing bonuses

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