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MLB Network today announced that Red Sox P  Ryan Dempster , who is not playing this season, will appear as an on-air analyst ( MLB Network ). NBC Sports Group announced that former figure skaters  Johnny Weir  and  Tara Lipinski  will take part in coverage of this year's ...

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02/27/97
COURT VOTES TO ACCEPT OILERS' $5.25M BUYOUT OFFER

In Houston, Harris County "closed its books" on the Oilers as Commissioners Court voted 4-1 to accept the team''s $5.25M buyout offer, "removing one of the last obstacles" to the team''s playing in TN

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

02/27/97
SPRINT EYES POSSIBLE PROMOTIONS AROUND NFL DRAFT

Sprint Dir of Corporate Sponsorship Marketing Mike Goff says that the NFL''s telecom provider "is considering creating a couple of promotional programs" that would "tie into" the upcoming NFL Draft, a

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Sprint, Walt Disney

02/27/97
BOB KRAFT HEARS, "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERE'S ..."

MA House Speaker Thomas Finneran, "a staunch opponent" of Pats Owner Robert Kraft''s South Boston stadium plan, said building a 71,000-seat stadium in Foxboro would be "the easiest deal in the world,"

Tags: Facilities

02/27/97
MLB TEAM NEWS & NOTES: NEW-LOOK RED SOX TO WEAR MANY HATS

The following lists MLB team news by market: A''S: Any fan purchasing a full season-ticket plan for the Athletics will receive Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco autographed baseballs (Athletics). BLUE JAY

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

02/27/97
MEDIA NOTES

CTV has announced the name of its sports cable channel, which is jointly owned by CTV, Rogers cable, Molson, and Fox. It will be called CTV Sports Net (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 2/27)....NBC showed "recor

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, CBS, Cincinnati Reds, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Media, Viacom

02/27/97
SPORTS FACILITIES FINANCE SEMINAR HELD IN NEW YORK IN MAY

The Inaugural Municipal Issuers'' & Sports Franchises'' Summit on SPORTS FACILITIES FINANCE will be held May 5-6 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Over 50 preregistered participants and speakers wi

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Buffalo Sabres, Classified Advertisements, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, MLB, NBA, New York Mets, NFL, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Phoenix Suns, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Lightning

02/27/97
MLB/JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION DETAIL CELEBRATION

MLB and the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) officially unveiled a series of initiatives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson''s entry in the major leagues and breaking the color barrie

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, MLB, NCAA, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals, Wheaties

02/27/97
MJ WORKS ON HIS DRIVE WITH MD-BASED NISSAN DEALERSHIP

The Michael Jordan Automotive Group (MJAG) took over a Glen Burnie, MD, Nissan dealership in November ''95, but the "makeshift banner" outside the facility still says "Nissan of Glen Burnie," accordin

Tags: ESPN, Nike, Nissan, Walt Disney

02/27/97
AMERICAN HONDA LOOKS FOR SPONSORSHIP SPIKE WITH AVP DEAL

American Honda has become an Official Sponsor of the Miller Lite/AVP Tour for ''97. AVP CEO Jerry Solomon said the one-year, mid-six-figure deal includes future options to continue the deal. In each t

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox

02/27/97
IN-ASCENT PROPOSAL? NUGGETS MAY OFFER FINANCIAL INCENTIVES

Ascent Entertainment CEO Charlie Lyons said the Nuggets "must devise a new marketing plan this summer," according to Curtis Eichelberger of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. Ascent is parent company to both th

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises

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