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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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06/05/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: THE NBA'S "FINALS.COM"

With the Bulls and the Sonics set to tip off the NBA Finals, Web browsers can get up-to-date information on the series by clicking onto the NBA Finals'' Web site, located at http://www.finals.com. Hig

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBC, Southwest Sports Group, Media

06/05/96
FIGURE SKATING ASSOCIATION REINSTATES POST REPORTER

The USFSA has lifted its ban on Washington Post reporter Christine Brennan covering figure skating events. The group had claimed Brennan "interjected her personal opinions into her coverage of the spo

Tags: Media

06/05/96
MEDIA NOTES

Despite driver Lyn St. James'' crash at the Indy 500 that totaled her Lifetime Television-sponsored car, the network plans to continue its sponsorship of St. James. The next IRL race is August 18 in N

Tags: IndyCar, Microsoft, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

06/05/96
PAY-PER-VIEW EXEC REACTS TO ARUM'S CLOSED CIRCUIT STRATEGY

In another view of boxing promoter Bob Arum''s decision to put Friday''s De La Hoya-Chavez fight, Hugh Panero, President of Request TV, the nation''s largest pay-per-view distributor, predicted that l

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

06/05/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: CHICAGO'S WMVP DROPS ALL-SPORTS FORMAT

Chicago''s WMVP-AM is no longer an "around-the-clock" sports station, as a format change goes into effect today that drops sports talk from 6:00am to 7:00pm in place of simulcast from WLUP-FM. Accordi

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Media

06/04/96
PLAYOFF WATCH: NHL READY TO DROP PUCK ON CUP FINALS TONIGHT

Officials from the NBA, NHL and respective network partners say that they are pleased with the Finals match-ups. As NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay writes, "The NHL points to the growth of two new markets. The

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Media, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

06/04/96
MEDIA NOTES

Execs from ABC''s affiliate stations meet with network officials this week at Disney World in Orlando, with the prime time schedule at the top of the agenda (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/4)....Prime Deporti

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, IBM, MLB, Motorola, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/04/96
ARUM TAKES ON CABLE "MONOPOLISTS" WITH CLOSED CIRCUIT FIGHT

Boxing promoter Bob Arum''s challenge to cable TV operators (which he terms "monopolists") is fueled by his anger at their failure to "pay up-front guarantees for his promotions." Arum will present Fr

Tags: Showtime, Media, Time Warner

06/03/96
PLAYOFF NOTES: NBA, NHL HEAD TO THE FINALS

In Denver, Dusty Saunders previews the schedules of NHL Stanley Cup Finals coverage from Fox and ESPN and reports that both networks "are voicing enthusiasm -- at least publicly -- about having Colora

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Chicago Bulls, Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

06/03/96
MEDIA NOTES

In Boston, Jack Craig examines the "nasty in-house dispute" among NESN''s partners -- the Red Sox and Bruins vs. WSBK -- over the future of the regional sports network. Craig writes, "The issue is mon

Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, Media, YankeeNets

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