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04 / 22 / 14

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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08/16/96
NORTON, ONE OF THESE DAYS ... HERRICK EYES 'STROS

FL financier Norton Herrick is interested in acquiring the Astros if Owner Drayton McLane Jr. decides to sell the franchise, according to Jim Molony of USA TODAY. Astros Senior VP Bob McClaren confirm

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

08/16/96
MOMENTUM BUILDING IN DETROIT FOR SIDE-BY- SIDE FACILITIES?

The Wayne County Commission yesterday introduced an ordinance to impose both a 2% tax on car rentals of up to a month and a 1% tax on hotel rooms to help support a new Lions stadium in downtown Detroi

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors, News Corp./Fox

08/16/96
MEDIA NOTES

Cox Interactive Sales, a division of TeleRep, will represent the World Wide Web sports network SportsLine USA (AD AGE, 8/16)....Fox Senior Coord. Producer John Filippelli, on Fox''s Saturday MLB: "I''

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, ESPN, MLB, NBC, New York Jets, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/16/96
NOW EVEN THE GOVERNING BODIES ARE AT ODDS IN TAMPA

The latest deadline to complete a lease for a new Bucs stadium passed yesterday without resolution and, as a result, a "squabble" has "erupted" between the Tampa Sports Authority and Hillsborough Coun

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/16/96
GAYLORD PULLS OUT OF NASHVILLE ARENA DEAL BUT NHL HOPES LIVE

Citing growing "criticism of running too much in Nashville," Gaylord Entertainment has withdrawn an offer to contribute $5M to complete construction of a downtown arena and then manage the facility, a

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, NBA, NHL

08/16/96
LEAGUE NOTES

By a 36-0 vote, the CA Senate sent a resolution to the state Assembly that urged MLB to provide pensions for more than 70 former players who played before pensions were instituted in ''47 (S.F. CHRONI

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NFL

08/16/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: MAPLE LEAFS GO TO AM; ROYALS GET EXPOSURE

After one season as the radio home to the Maple Leafs, Q-107 in Toronto announced it is sending the hockey coverage to its sister station, AM640, according to Rob Longley of the TORONTO SUN. Danny Kin

Tags: Cablevision, Kansas City Royals, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, New York Liberty, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs, UPN

08/16/96
GOLF NEWS & NOTES: NEW SPONSOR FOR THE TRADITION

The Scottsdale, AZ-based Tradition at Desert Mountain, one of the Senior PGA Tour''s four major championships, has announced Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. has signed on as its new presenting sponsor st

Tags: ABC, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

08/16/96
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

A new NikeTown will open Saturday in Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd. The store will be Nike''s flagship store in Southern California (Nike)....GOP Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp''s ''60 AFL rooki

Tags: AFL, Nike, NikeTown, Reebok

08/16/96
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I''m not a leader." -- White Sox''s Jerry Reinsdorf, denying any role in organizing fellow MLB owners to oppose a labor deal that would give the players service time (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/16).

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Front Page, MLB

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