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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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12/08/95
STADIUM NOTES

The new Texas Motor Speedway is planning the first major Indy-car Race ever held at night and is expecting a sellout crowd of 175,000, according to the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. Speedway GM Eddie Gossa

Tags: Facilities, IndyCar, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

12/08/95
OTHER NFL NEWS: AUSTRIAN ARGUES LEAGUE'S CASE ON CNN

CNN''s "Moneyline" hosted NFL President Neil Austrian. On the league''s greatest problems: "The reality is we''ve had franchise stability until this year to a great extent." On future moves: "The new

Tags: AFL, Anheuser Busch, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, HBO, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/08/95
NBA OFFICIALS SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE, TO RETURN NEXT WEEK

The NBA officially ended the lockout of its refs yesterday when they signed the new contract that was approved by a 27-26 union vote (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/8). Jake O''Donnell, a 28- year veteran a

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

12/08/95
TIGERS STILL WEIGHING SELLING NAMING RIGHTS TO NEW BALLPARK

Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch has not decided and at this time is not "aggresively pursuing" the possibility of selling the naming rights to the new Tiger Stadium, according to the DETROIT NEWS. Tigers Pre

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Facilities

12/08/95
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Alongside these guys, the robber barons were sissies." -- Houston Mayor Bob Lanier, on NFL owners (HBO, 12/7).

Tags: Front Page, HBO, NFL, Time Warner

12/08/95
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

The following NFL games failed to sellout for this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets: GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK Detroit at Houston 1:00pm Fox New Orleans at Atlanta 1:00 Fox Green Ba

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

12/08/95
OILERS' MOVE DRAWS MORE ATTENTION FROM MEDIA THAN FANS

HBO''s "Inside the NFL" examined the Oilers'' move out of Houston, interviewing both Oilers Owner Bud Adams and Houston Mayor Bob Lanier. HBO''s Andrea Joyce notes both sides claim to have offered eac

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, HBO, NFL, Time Warner

12/08/95
NAMING RIGHTS FOR THE PALLADIUM TO GO ON THE MARKET

After saying that the naming rights for Ottawa''s new Palladium were not for sale, Palladium Owner and Senators Governor Rod Bryden is seeking a company willing to pay as much as C$20M over 20 years t

Tags: Facilities, NHL, Ottawa Senators

12/08/95
MEDIA NOTES

The Dolphins'' Bryan Cox filed a $15M lawsuit against WIOD-AM in Miami and a talk show host who parodied Cox and said he is gay. The lawsuit accuses WIOD of slander and unauthorized use of his name, a

Tags: ABC, AFL, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, HBO, Miami Dolphins, Microsoft, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Sun Microsystems, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/08/95
SPORTS MARKETING WILL HIT $3.5B IN '96 WITH MARQUEE EVENTS

Marketers will spend $3.5B to advertise during sporting events next year, up 27% from 1995, according to Robert Coen, longtime forecaster for McCann-Erickson. USA TODAY''s Wells & Enrico note the lure

Tags: Anheuser Busch, McDonalds, NBC, PepsiCo, Media

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