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Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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04/03/98
MEDIA NOTES

FROM THE NFL SCHEDULE: The Bucs will play two games on ABC''s "Monday Night Football" in ''98, ending a 14-year hiatus -- the longest of any NFL team (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 4/3). The Jets end their si

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

04/03/98
NFL DELAYS $3M TO BROWNS PROJECT TO WEIGH CORPORATE BACKING

A March 31 deadline for the NFL to announce whether it will withhold $3M from the Browns stadium project has been postponed until September 30, according to Grant & Grossi of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALE

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, NFL

04/03/98
PACERS AND CONSECO SAY THERE'S NO NAMING RIGHTS DEAL -- YET

The Pacers and Conseco Inc. "denied reports that they have an agreement" to put Conseco''s name on the new Indiana Fieldhouse for what one source called "a staggering amount of money," according to Se

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers

04/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

USOC President BILL HYBL was named to the Evaluation Commission that will visit and assess the bid cities for the 2006 Winter Games (USA TODAY, 4/3)....Millsport named LISA LAFRENNIE and CONNIE FIENGO

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, People and Pop Culture, USOC

04/03/98
USA GYMNASTICS SET TO BEGIN SEARCH FOR NEW PRESIDENT

USA Gymnastics has begun a nationwide search to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of President KATHY SCANLAN. Scanlan will work on the city of Seattle''s bid to become a candidate for the 20

Tags: People and Pop Culture

04/03/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

REG-GIE: Reggie White has sent a letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "to clarify the intent" after his controversial comments in a speech last week to the WI legislature. His letter runs in today

Tags: Nike

04/03/98
CHICAGO EMERGES FROM THE MIX AS POSSIBLE ABL EXPANSION CITY

Chicago "has moved from an also-ran to the city most likely to get" an ABL franchise, according to Carol Slezak of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The league is expected to award teams for the ''98-99 season t

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, WNBA

04/03/98
SPORTSCHANNEL FL SELLS OUT "BASEBALL NIGHT" PACKAGES

SportsChannel Florida (SCFL) announced that sponsorship packages for its "Baseball Night in Florida" coverage, featuring 134 Marlins and Devil Rays games, are sold out. Thirty three sponsors, includin

Tags: Fila USA, Miami Marlins, General Motors, Nissan, Sears, Southwest Airlines, Tampa Bay Rays, Toyota

04/03/98
"OUTSIDE THE LINES" EXAMINES SHOE COMPANIES' ASIAN POLICY

ESPN examined American shoe companies and their overseas labor practices on last night''s "Outside The Lines: The Great American Sneaker Controversy." The one-hour show, hosted by Bob Ley, included re

Tags: CBS, Converse, ESPN, Nike, PepsiCo, Reebok, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

04/03/98
FACILITY NOTE: WHAT TO CALL D'TUB OF JERRY'S KIDS

ESPN''s Dan Patrick and Kenny Mayne suggested nicknames for the swimming pool at the Bank One Ballpark: 5) Buck''s Showaters; 4) Poolapalooza; 3) Pool for the City; 2) The Diamondbath; 1) Poolangelo (

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, Walt Disney

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