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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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02/16/96
TRIBE FLAGSHIP STAKES CLAIM ON NO. 1 SPORTS RADIO STATION

Cleveland''s WKBR-AM all-sports radio station is touting itself as the "No. 1 all-sports radio station in America," citing Arbitron ratings for Fall ''95. During the time, which included the baseball

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Media

02/15/96
GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING, GET OUT ON THE (SUPER)HIGHWAY

The producers of ESPNet''s SportsZone and NASCAR have joined to announce NASCAR online, the official Web site of NASCAR. The service will be produced by ESPN and Starwave Corporation and can be access

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, Media, Walt Disney

02/15/96
NBC TO LOCK IN RYDER CUP; ESPN ANNOUNCES BASEBALL COVERAGE

NBC Sports is expected to announce today that they have inked a long-term deal with the PGA of America to renew their rights to the Ryder Cup, according to Phil Mushnick of the N.Y. POST. The event be

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Seattle Mariners, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

02/15/96
MEDIA NOTES

Jeff Gralnick, Exec Producer of "NBC Nightly News," has been named to head ABC''s planned 24-hour news channel. He will be responsible for content and production (N.Y. TIMES, 2/15)....The Phoenix Fire

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Chicago Cubs, General Motors, NBC, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Oakland Athletics, R J Reynolds, Media, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

02/15/96
BROADCAST NEWS: TNT DROPS MOON WHILE MONTANA HEADS FOR HILLS

Turner Sports yesterday officially dropped Vikings QB Warren Moon from its NFL and NBA broadcast teams. Turner issued the statement while Moon stands trial in TX for assaulting his wife, Felicia. Turn

Tags: IMG, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NBC, NFL, Media, Time Warner

02/15/96
TAYLOR MADE GOLF TO UNVEIL INFORMERCIAL AROUND TOURNAMENTS

Taylor Made Golf is in the process of unveiling an informercial. The company will "test its 30-minute program in early March," according to Steve Pike in GOLFWORLD. Taylor Made says it has budgeted mo

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom, Washington Nationals

02/14/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITES OF THE WEEK

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Tags: Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, IBM, IOC, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, UPS, Visa, Xerox

02/14/96
MCMULLEN GROUP ALTERS PLANS ON ACQUIRING WOMEN'S HOOP LEAGUE

The McMullen Group, owned by Astros Owner John McMullen, will not acquire the Women''s Basketball Association from Liberty Women''s Sports League Inc. as reported earlier. Liberty Women''s Sports will

Tags: Cablevision, Houston Astros, New York Liberty, Media

02/14/96
THE RATING IS THE HARDEST PART: NBA ALL-STAR HITS 11.7

The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday drew a final rating of 11.7 and a 20 share, up 9% from last year''s 10.7/17, according to Nielsen numbers released by NBC Sports. The game was estimated to have been se

Tags: NBA, NBC, Nielsen, Media, TBS/TNT

02/14/96
PHILLIES CAUSING RADIO WAVES WITH CONTRACT SET TO EXPIRE

Phillies Manager Jim Fregosi ended his unofficial boycott of on WIP-AM in Philadelphia, raising questions on whether the station will compete for Phillies radio with current rights- holder WGMP-AM, ac

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Media

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