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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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10/18/96
FOX GETS ITS WISH: YANKEES-BRAVES SET TO START SATURDAY

Last night''s Game Seven of the Cardinals-Braves on Fox drew a 11.0/17 preliminary overnight rating according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. Fox reports a 11.5/17 preliminary overnight (THE DAILY). Fox

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/18/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets (THE DAILY). GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK New England at Indianapolis 12:00 NBC Tampa Bay at Arizona 1:

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

10/18/96
LEWD AS SHE WANTS TO BE: BABE'S BOOK CAUSES CONTROVERSY?

ESPN''s Fabulous Sports Babe, Nanci Donnellan, has "thoroughly embarrassed" ESPN with her new book, "The Babe in Boyland" and "may have written herself right out of her job" as an on-air personality f

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

10/17/96
NIELSEN RATINGS: FOX NLCS GAME 6 OVERNIGHTS

Preliminary overnight ratings from Nielsen Sports Marketing for Fox''s NLCS Braves/Cards Game 6. Since these numbers are preliminary, they may not match later numbers from networks or other news outle

Tags: Atlanta Braves, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner

10/17/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: PANTHERS AIM FOR BROADER REACH

TCI is still in negotiations with SportsChannel Florida to carry the channel along with its coverage of the Panthers, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. TCI''s 330,000 South Florida subsc

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, Los Angeles Kings, NBA, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

10/17/96
FRAZIER KING MAKES PRIME PURCHASE

Frazier King Media has formed Frazier King Merchandising to purchase Liberty Sports'' Prime Sports Merchandising. This business, which will operate under the names Prime Sports and Prime Sports Fan Fa

Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media

10/17/96
MEDIA NOTES

Fox Sports'' Vince Wladika says Fox''s World Series ads are 90% sold. Wladika: "Fox is in good shape for Games 1 through 5, and there are availabilities for 6 and 7, which is normal." USA TODAY''s Rud

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Media

10/17/96
NFL FILMS AND TNT PREMIERE THEIR GRIDIRON MAGNUS OPUS

TNT premieres "Football America" tomorrow at 8:00pm ET. The new, two-hour, documentary focuses on the game of football at the grassroots level and is produced by NFL Films and narrated by actor James

Tags: NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

10/16/96
MLB NEWS & NOTES: FOX PUMPED FOR WEEKNIGHT BOOST

Fox execs were "delighted" to get a Game Six in the Cardinals-Braves series, which resumes tonight at 8:00pm ET, according to Prentis Rogers of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Fox''s Monday night rating of

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, CBS, Green Bay Packers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/16/96
RATINGS, GET YOUR RATINGS: MLB WEEKEND PRIME-TIME NUMBERS

Final weekend numbers for MLB''s prime-time LCS games on Fox and NBC. Note: HH% equals household rating; NBC1 is Yankees- Orioles Game Three Friday; NBC2 is Yankees-Orioles Game Four on Saturday; FOX1

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Green Bay Packers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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