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09/03/98
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Phil Mushnick offers his scouting report of the NFL''s TV partners: ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. He notes the ABC/ESPN cross-promotion and the "MNF Blast" which will be televised from the ESPN Zon

Tags: ABC, AFL, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, IndyCar, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, MLS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Toronto Raptors, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

09/03/98
BLOOMBERG REPORTS THAT NHL/NHLPA DISMISS JOHN SANDS

NHL independent arbitrator John Sands "has been fired after one year on the job," according to sources of Michael Buteau of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Sands was appointed one year ago by the NHL and NHLPA to ove

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, Gale Force Holdings, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

09/03/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: MLS Attendance through August 31. ''98 YEAR-TO-DATE   COMPARISONS TEAM DATES AVERAGE TOTAL % CAP ''97 AVG. % +/- Los Angeles 13 23,708 308,208 90.8% 21,066 +12% Chicago^ 12 20,028 240,330

Tags: MLS, The Back of the Book

09/03/98
SPURS MUST WAIT FOR HEARING ON PROPOSED ARENA FUNDING

The Spurs and San Antonio city officials "have agreed" to wait until October for the city to "launch" a 60-day public-comment period for funding on their proposed new arena, according to Tom Bower of

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs

09/03/98
BOSTON'S OLDEST TRADITIONS, SPORTS AND POLITICS, MIX AGAIN

David Passafaro, Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and "point man" in ballpark negotiations with the Red Sox, is "close to joining" Boston Concessions, a firm run by business exec Joseph O'

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities

09/03/98
THE RUN FOR 61, PART II: MCGWIRE A MODERN DAY PAUL BUNYAN

Sales of Pro Player T-shirts bearing McGwire''s image "have tripled and quadrupled each month this summer," bringing in a total of $500,000 for the year, according to Richard Alm of the DALLAS MORNING

Tags: ESPN, Miami Marlins, MLB, New York Mets, Walt Disney

09/03/98
COULD "ARLI$$" SOON BE TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM?

HBO "isn''t likely to renew" the Tollin/Roberts Production "Arli$$" for a fourth season, according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. "Arli$$" creator Robert Wuhl has been told the show, whi

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

09/03/98
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT BRETT: FAV-RE TOP NFL QB CLUB SELLER

A "confidential" NFL memo obtained by the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL''s Bob Wolfley "discloses" that the sale of Brett Favre merchandise leads all NFL players. In the analysis, taken from January ''97

Tags: NFL

09/03/98
ONLY HEMINGWAY HAD A HARDER TIME CATCHING MARLINS

Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga "continued to make progress" in his bid to sell the Marlins to Boca Raton commodities trader John Henry, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Sources say the tw

Tags: Cablevision, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, YankeeNets

09/03/98
TEAMS '98 CONFERENCE ON THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS AND TRAVEL

TEAMS ''98: Travel, Events and Management in Sports, September 17-19, 1998, in Washington D.C., is the world''s only conference dedicated to the $118.3B sports travel industry. Organized by George Was

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