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01/13/99
AIR WALKS: WHERE DOES JORDAN'S RETIREMENT LEAVE TV PARTNERS?

Michael Jordan''s retirement from the NBA "will have sizable ramifications for the league, NBC and cable partner Turner," according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke. The timing of Jordan''s retirement "co

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, Nielsen, Media

01/13/99
RANGERS AGREE TO SETTLEMENT WITH ARLINGTON OVER COSTS

The MLB Rangers "have agreed to pay" Arlington, TX, $22.2M over 26 years to "cover costs incurred from litigation over land condemnations around The Ballpark in Arlington," according to Sean Wood of t

Tags: Facilities, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers

01/13/99
BRUTON FROM THE HIP: MOTORSPORTS CHAIR IDEAS FOR NASCAR

Speedway Motorsports Chair Bruton Smith "is pressing" NASCAR to split its Winston Cup schedule into two divisions, allowing for more races to accommodate new tracks, according to Larry Woody of the Na

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, R J Reynolds

01/13/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

An anonymous telephone bidder paid $3.005M last night at Guernsey''s auction house for MARK MCGWIRE''s 70th HR ball. The ball was retrieved by 26-year-old PHILIP OZERSKY, who said, "It''s amazing, I g

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Timberwolves, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

01/13/99
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., WWOR-XX''s Russ Salzberg was "forced" to cut short an interview with Mike Tyson when Tyson "launched into a series of X-rated answers that had to be bleeped out." When asked why he insisted o

Tags: And 1, Coca-Cola, General Motors, NBA, Reebok, Media

01/13/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: Eastern Conference Attendance through January 11  ''98-99 YEAR-TO-DATE     TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''97-98 AVG. % +/- GAMES MON 21 20,584 432,265 97% 20,527 0% PHI 20 19

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Gale Force Holdings, The Back of the Book, Washington Capitals

01/13/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

In S.F., Matier & Ross write that the 49ers "stadium flap" this week over the future of a stadium/mall complex shows "how up in the air the entire deal is." Matier & Ross: "At this point, it''s not cl

Tags: AEG, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Kings, MLB, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

01/13/99
AIR WALKS: COULD THE LEAGUE SOMEHOW BE BETTER OFF?

NBA Commissioner David Stern said Michael Jordan''s retirement means, "We''re going to have a mountain to climb now, sure. We''re just going to have to use stronger ropes, I guess" (DALLAS MORNING NEW

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NBC, NFL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Reebok, Toronto Raptors, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/13/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Memphis & Shelby County, AL, Sports Authority Chair AVRON FOGELMAN is resigning from his position (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 1/12)....Huffy Sports promoted PATRICK EHREN to VP/Marketing & Product Dev

Tags: MLS, People and Pop Culture

01/13/99
PREMIER LEAGUE TAKES ISSUE WITH BROADCASTS RIGHTS

In England, the Office of Fair Trading Dir General John Bridgeman is "insisting" that Premier League soccer teams negotiate TV deals individually rather than collectively as a league, according to Joh

Tags: English Premier League, Media

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