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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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05/16/96
MURDOCH OUT OF RUNNING FOR GLOBAL WORLD CUP RIGHTS

Rupert Murdoch''s News Corp. has pulled out of the bidding for the global TV rights to the 2002 and 2006 World Cup finals, according to FINANCIAL TIMES. FIFA released a list of final bidders yesterday

Tags: ABC, IMG, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

05/16/96
OTHER LEAGUE AND TEAM NOTES: MAY SHOWERS DON'T SCARE LPGA

LPGA STAYS WITH MAY: The McDonald''s LPGA Championship will stay in its May time-slot despite weather problems this year. The tournament''s contract with CBS expired this year, but USA TODAY reports t

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Red Wings, LPGA, Madison Square Garden, McDonalds, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, St. Louis Blues, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/16/96
ONLINE REPORT: SPORTS FAN RADIO LOOKS TO "NEW MEDIA"

SportsFan Radio Network, now an official subsidiary of WinStar Communications, has announced its sports information site on the Web, called SportsFan On-Line. The site is scheduled to launch in Septem

Tags: NFL, Oakland Athletics, Media

05/16/96
MEDIA NOTES

Three key CBC unions have set midnight next Thursday for the beginning of a general strike at the network. The unions rejected a membership vote on management''s "last, best offer" (Vancouver PROVINCE

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., New York Liberty, Media, Time Warner, TNN, Walt Disney

05/15/96
PLAYOFF WATCH: NBC RIDES JORDAN; NHL GAMES MORE EXCITING?

Sunday''s Bulls-Knicks telecast on NBC attracted around 45 million viewers, making it the most watched conference semi-final game in NBA history. The third game of NBC''s triple header had a 12.8/28,

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Comcast-Spectacor, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Utah Jazz

05/15/96
BIG MONEY: BROADCASTING & CABLE ISSUES SPORTS TV SPECIAL

The cover story of the current BROADCASTING & CABLE, "TV Sports: The $3.5 billion ticket," looks at the "whole new ballgame" of sports on TV. In ''95, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox pulled in $2.5B in sports p

Tags: ABC, CBS, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/15/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITE OF THE WEEK

The LPGA recently debuted its Web site at http://www. lpga.com -- a site strong on graphics, pictures and positive messages about the Tour and its players. The site offers info on stats, schedule, pla

Tags: LPGA, Media

05/15/96
MEDIA NOTES

CBS golf analyst Gary McCord releases his first book, "Golf For Dummies," this week. The book, written with Golf Digest correspondent John Huggan, includes a foreward from Kevin Costner and an afterwa

Tags: AEG, CBS, Columbus Crew, Comcast-Spectacor, DC United, ESPN, MLB, MLS, NBA, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy

05/15/96
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? ABC SURE IS

ABC took out a full-page ad in this morning''s N.Y. TIMES to hype "Monday Night Football" and the network''s overall performance among 18-49. The ad is a picture of the "MNF" trio of Al Michaels, Dan

Tags: ABC, CBS, HBO, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/15/96
RAYCOM'S PARENT COMPANY SOLD, MANAGEMENT TO STAY IN PLACE

Ellis Acquisitions, Inc., a newly formed entity controlled by Stephen Burr of Boston, has agreed to acquire the stock of Ellis Communications, Inc., for $732M in cash. Ellis Communications owns and op

Tags: Media

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