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01/12/98
FOX HOPES ITS OSCAR CAN PUT A DENT IN THE OSCARS' RATINGS

Fox Sports will air "Oscar De La Hoya''s Big Fight Night" on March 23 -- the same night as ABC''s broadcast of the Academy Awards. The telecast is being dubbed "Oscar versus ''The Oscars.''" The card,

Tags: ABC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

01/12/98
POLL SHOWS DALLAS ARENA SLIGHTLY AHEAD BEFORE SATURDAY VOTE

A Dallas Morning News poll shows that "voters are poised to approve" a $230M arena project, according to Gillman & Lee of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Of those surveyed, 54% will vote for the deal, 40% wi

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, NBA, Southwest Sports Group

01/12/98
TWINS MARKETING CONSULTANT PAT FORCIEA TO LEAVE POST

Twins Sales & Marketing Consultant PAT FORCIEA "is leaving his $200,000 a year job." His duties will be split by Dir of Corporate Marketing LAURA DAY and Dir of Communications DAVE ST. PETER (Sid Hart

Tags: Minnesota Twins, People and Pop Culture

01/12/98
FACILITY NOTE

In S.F., Matier & Ross write that the investigation into "irregularities" in the 49ers stadium campaign last June "is winding up," and that there is "little or no evidence of ghost voting or any consp

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

01/12/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

SportsTicker named ROBERT BOHN as Dir of Sales & Marketing (SportsTicker)....PATRICK MCCABE, former West Coast Head of Sales for SportsChannel/MSG Networks, has joined the CA-based sports and entertai

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, People and Pop Culture

01/12/98
MLB COMMISSIONER: NOW IS THE WINTER OF THEIR DISCONTENT?

In his Sunday BOSTON GLOBE column, Peter Gammons reported that the "rumblings among [MLB] owners is that there may be two commissioner candidates presented at the Executive Council meeting this week,

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

01/12/98
COLTS' NEW RADIO DEAL HAS SOME IN CITY UPSET AT IRSAY'S MOVE

The Colts will replace WIBC-AM as its radio flagship for WFBQ and WNDE, according to Robin Miller of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. Colts Exec Dir of Business Development Ray Compton said the deal was no

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Media

01/12/98
CARQUEST FINDS ITS GATEWAY INTO NASCAR RACING SPONSORSHIP

Carquest Auto Parts signed a three-year deal to become the title sponsor of the NASCAR Busch Grand Nat''l at the Gateway International Raceway in IL, according to Ken Roberts of the ST. LOUIS POST-DIS

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, NASCAR, Viacom

01/12/98
CARROLL PROPERTIES PURCHASES LOUISVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Carroll Properties, Inc. has purchased Louisville Motor Speedway (LMS) from Kenny Stilger and Andy Vertrees. Carroll Properties Chair Jerry Carroll will retain Vertrees as LMS'' promoter and GM, and w

Tags: Facilities, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

01/12/98
NFL WANTS A REAL COMMITMENT; CBS STILL IN THE RUNNING

The NFL "has asked its" five TV partners to pay a "combined increase of nearly 70%, for a total of about $1.85 billion annually, to retain broadcast rights," according to sources of Stefan Fatsis of t

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Viacom, Walt Disney

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