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The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Signing Language

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

ROLLING STONE's Steve McPherson writes of autograph seekers at NBA Summer League games: " It's possible there's nothing more American than the autograph . As a totem, it combines our obsessions with celebrity and talent with our desire for something more than mere experience, for something tangible"...

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Blue Marlin has announced they will introduce their collections of replica hats and vintage inspired clothing at the NSGA World Expo in Chicago from July 13-15. The baseball hats are replicas from ''2

Tags: ABC, Dr Pepper/7UP, Fleet Financial, Walt Disney

07/08/96
OLYMPIC NOTES

ESPN''s Brett Haber reported on the "awkward" and "unenthusiastic" relationship between tennis and the Olympics. Haber, noting that tennis will receive only about 5 minutes a night of coverage from NB

Tags: ESPN, NBC, Olympics, Walt Disney

07/08/96
THAT SINKING FEELING: CLEVELAND WANTS TO DEEP-SIX STADIUM

Cleveland is exploring the idea of sinking the remains of Cleveland Municipal Stadium into Lake Erie to create the largest freshwater artificial reef in the world, reports Kia Shant''e Breaux of the W

Tags: Facilities

07/08/96
GRIFFEY STEPS TO THE PLATE WITH PIZZA HUT PROMO

Ken Griffey Jr. will begin appearing in Pizza Hut commercials next week in a spot to promote the "Deliver Me Home" program to help locate and reunite missing children with their families. Pizza Hut ha

Tags: BBDO

07/08/96
BASEBALL AT THE BREAK, II: NO ALL- STAR DEAL THIS YEAR

MLB''s labor negotiations "broke off last week at a sensitive time," according to the WASHINGTON POST, with Mark Maske reporting, "What will happen next seems unclear to even those involved in the tal

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

07/08/96
LEAGUE NOTES

MLS Commissioner Doug Logan said not to expect expansion before ''99 (WASHINGTON TIMES, 7/6)....Soccer''s A-League and USISL are close to a merger agreement to create a new entity that would serve as

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, MLS, NFL, PGA Tour

07/08/96
STADIUM NOTES

The Baltimore SUN examines PSLs as a good investment, noting the "stunning and unexpected explosion" in the resale value of seat licenses in Charlotte (Baltimore SUN, 7/6).... SMG will manage Puerto R

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

07/08/96
SUNS, D'BACKS AND COYOTES TEAM UP IN MERCHANDISE STORE

The Phoenix Suns Team Shops have announced a new co- ownership agreement between the Suns, the Diamondbacks and the Coyotes. The agreement includes a name change to the "Team Shop." In addition, the l

Tags: AFL, Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB, NBA, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Suns

07/08/96
WAS NBA'S FREE AGENT DERBY CONCLUDED BEHIND THE SCENES?

While the NBA''s moratorium on contacting or signing free agents was to have continued until tomorrow, the N.Y. DAILY NEWS'' Mitch Lawrence reported Friday that several "mega-moves" have been negotiat

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, Motorola, NBA, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/08/96
NIKE CHAIR PHIL KNIGHT INTERVIEWED IN TENNIS

Nike Chair Phil Knight is interviewed in this month''s TENNIS magazine. Knight said tennis is the "fourth highest category for us behind men''s basketball, women''s sports and fitness and men''s cross

Tags: Nike

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