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09/30/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ANDRE AGASSI was on "The Tonight Show" last night. Agassi, on whether he would do TV commentary: "I''d love to see the sport have better commentary but I''m not sure how I would enjoy actually doing i

Tags: NBC, People and Pop Culture

09/30/97
DETROIT ROCK CITY: LIONS STILL EXPERIENCE VIOLENCE AT GAMES

"Increased fan violence at Lions football games is being blamed on heavy drinking during tailgate parties in the Silverdome parking lot -- an illegal practice apparently condoned by Lions and Silverdo

Tags: Detroit Lions, Franchises, General Motors

09/30/97
L.A. TIMES REPORTS THAT MURDOCH/MALONE HAVE DEAL ON DODGERS

In response to reports that TCI''s Liberty Media holds an option to participate in News Corp.''s deal for the Dodgers, the Fox Group and TCI issued a joint statement yesterday: "The Fox Group is the s

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox

09/30/97
SLOC'S JOKLIK TAKEN TO TASK OVER PR PROBLEMS OF 2002 GAMES

SLOC President Frank Joklik told a UT legislative committee that he''s "committed to repairing the damage done to the image of the 2002 Winter Games," according to Lisa Riley Roche of the DESERET NEWS

Tags: Olympics, SLOC

09/30/97
BOB VERDI SAYS NHL AT OLYMPICS "ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING"

The NHL''s participation in the Olympics is examined by Bob Verdi of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Verdi: "Hockey wants so badly to be like other sports that it is trying the worst way possible: by joining Oly

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Time Warner, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

09/30/97
WILL THE SPORTING NEWS' RESTAURANT INCLUDE VISITS FROM FLY?

The Sporting News (TSN) will add its brand name to the "increasingly crowded theme-restaurant arena next year," with the opening of the first Sporting News Grill in St. Louis, "planning two next year

Tags: Events and Attractions, Vulcan Ventures

09/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

TNT airs "Before They Were Pros" tonight at 8:00pm ET. The 90-minute show from TNT & NFL Films features the careers of NFL players, Brett Favre, Marcus Allen, John Elway, Wayne Chrebet and Troy Aikman

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

09/30/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Reebok Int''l named JOHN WARDLEY as Dir of Worldwide Advertising. Wardley was the Senior Ad Dir at the Coca-Cola Co. (AD AGE, 9/29)....CO-based Chartwell Int''l named J. WILLIAM GRIMES Chair of its su

Tags: Coca-Cola, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Reebok, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

09/30/97
MLB SETS SECOND-HIGHEST TOTAL ATTENDANCE MARK IN '97

MLB announced its second-highest total attendance in history as 63,196,222 fans attended games during the ''97 season. This year''s total is second only to the all-time record of 70,256,459 in ''93. O

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Mariners, Time Warner

09/30/97
NHL HITS THE ICE WITH OVER $200M IN MARKETING/MEDIA SPENDING

The NHL is preparing an ad campaign that promotes its tie to the ''98 Winter Olympics, while league sponsors "gear up to spend" $200M in NHL-themed marketing and media programs, according to Jeff Jens

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, ESPN, IBM, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, Sears, Walt Disney, Wendys

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