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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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10/07/97
WILL STRONG SHOWING IN NLCS HELP MARLINS' OWNERSHIP CHANCES?

How the Marlins fare in the NLCS against the Braves "might affect team President Don Smiley''s ability to buy the club from Wayne Huizenga," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Smiley is i

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Miami Heat, Time Warner

10/07/97
USA NETWORK LINKS PGA SPONSORSHIP AND U.S. OPEN SALES

For the first time, USA Network "is pitching a sports package" that combines telecasts of the PGA Tour with its coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIA

Tags: General Motors, PGA Tour, USA Networks

10/07/97
ISC AND STATE OF KANSAS REACH DEAL ON NEW $175M SPEEDWAY

KS officials and FL-based Int''l Speedway Corp. (ISC) reached agreement on a new 1.5 mile oval speedway to be constructed in Kansas City, KS. The estimated $197M facility is scheduled to be completed

Tags: Facilities, Int'l Speedway Corp.

10/07/97
NFL FAMILY COOKBOOK COMPLETE WITH THE TUNA'S RECIPE FOR...

Jets WR Wayne Chrebet, Panters QB Kerry Collins, Eagles QB Ty Detmer, Giants RB Rodney Hampton, Vikings QB Brad Johnson and former Giant George Martin will compete today in a cookoff to help launch "T

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

10/07/97
ALBERT BELLE FEATURED WITH SHAQ IN WARNER BROS. SPORT LAUNCH

Warner Bros. Consumer Products "is rolling out a marketing push this month" for the first products under its WB Sport brand, according to Jeff Jensen of AD AGE. Outdoor ads began in 10 markets last we

Tags: Reebok, Time Warner

10/07/97
ST. LOUIS CASE TO BEGIN AS JURY SELECTION COMPLETED

The antitrust suit by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission against the NFL is "set to begin today after 12 jurors were quickly picked Monday from a block of 116," according to William Lhot

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, St. Louis Rams

10/07/97
IMG SETS UP SALT LAKE OFFICE FOR OLYMPIC CONSULTATION

IMG will open an office in Salt Lake City this month "to service corporate clients sponsoring the 2002 Winter Olympics," according to Jeff Jensen of AD AGE. The move is the latest in a "series of aggr

Tags: CBS, IMG, Olympics, Viacom

10/07/97
BOSTON UNPLUGGED: SI'S BEANTOWN SPECIAL HITS HUB NEWSSTANDS

SI Presents latest publication, The Boston Collection, has a print run of 475,000, according to MEDIA CENTRAL. Of those, 175,000 are for newsstand sales, which launched yesterday; 200,000 are to be di

Tags: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Sports Illustrated, Media

10/07/97
DENVER GIVES UP ITS SEAT AND ASCENT LOOKS TO CASH IN

Ascent Entertainment will earn "about" $4M more a year from Avalanche and Nuggets ticket sales at the new Pepsi Center arena because "it won''t have to pay" Denver''s 10% seat tax, according to Kevin

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

10/07/97
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR '97 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR

We are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 1997 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR. As you know, this award is for the one sports industry executive -- or organization -- that best em

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