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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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08/19/98
ESPN AND FOX TANGLE IN MARTZKE'S FORUM OVER RATING INCREASES

Six months after ESPN''s "SportsCenter" ratings "plummeted," ESPN Exec Editor John Walsh said that the show "now has a larger audience than last year at this time," according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Mart

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/19/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

NFL: The NFL announced its official postseason locker room licensees: Logo Athletic will supply the Super Bowl locker room coaches cap and Divisional Champions locker room hat and T-shirt; Starter the

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Callaway Golf, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, NASCAR, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Puma, San Francisco 49ers, Toronto Raptors, Visa

08/19/98
ADIDAS GOLF USA MOVES TO CARLSBAD; ADIDAS FACES LEGAL SUIT

adidas Golf USA said it will move its business operations from Tualatin, OR, to the Carlsbad, CA, headquarters of Taylor Made Golf, which is also owned by adidas-Salomon, according to Bruce Bigelow of

Tags: Washington Nationals

08/19/98
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

The 11 days of the ''98 Great American Insurance ATP Championship drew 165,643 fans, including record crowds for the main draw semifinals Saturday night (10,702) and Sunday''s final (10,682). Total pa

Tags: ATP, Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

08/19/98
FACILITY NOTES

SUITE-NESS: In Baltimore, Jon Morgan reports that six Ravens players "are considering or have leased suites" at the team''s new stadium, either by themselves or in combination with others. The suites

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Continental Airlines, Facilities, IMG, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

08/19/98
ST. PETERSBURG WON'T BE KEEPING SCORE DURING MARCH MADNESS

St. Petersburg City Council members were told yesterday that NCAA rules "won''t permit the city to put its name on a new basketball scoreboard that will be installed" at Tropicana Field for the colleg

Tags: Colleges, MLB, NCAA, PepsiCo

08/19/98
ROCKETS' ALEXANDER COLLECTS C$4M IN OILERS "BREAK-UP" FEE

Alberta Treasury Branches paid a C$4M "break-up" fee to Rockets Owner Les Alexander "after he lost out on his bid" to buy the NHL Oilers in May, according to Jac McDonald of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. Alex

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL

08/19/98
NEW POLL SHOWS ALMOST 30% AWARE OF NBC/TURNER FOOTBALL PLANS

Almost 30% of those surveyed by THE DAILY and the Fox Sports/TMG poll say are aware of the proposed NBC/Turner pro football league. The poll surveyed 1,142 U.S. and Canadian residents ages 12+ in July

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, The Back of the Book

08/19/98
BALLPARK SUPPORTER CRITICIZES BROCHU, EXPOS STADIUM EFFORT

One of the Expos'' ballpark project''s "high-profile promoters has cast aspersions on Expos president Claude Brochu and on the near-impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounding the project he was recruite

Tags: Franchises

08/19/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The NHL named CLAUDE LOISELLE Manager of Hockey Operations (NHL). Loiselle replaces DAVID NONIS, who resigned to become the Canucks'' Senior VP/Hockey Operations (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 8/19)....Wieden & Ken

Tags: NHL, Nike, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Reebok, People and Pop Culture, Vancouver Canucks, Wieden Kennedy

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