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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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09/15/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

AGENCY NEWS: CT-based Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co. has retained Cronin & Co., Hartford, to develop and execute a regional publicity campaign to promote the Phoenix/ATP Tour World Doubles Cha

Tags: ATP, BBDO

09/15/97
BRANDWEEK NFL NOTES: SIGNED BY ADIDAS, AIKMAN WEARING NIKE

Despite having a "six-figure" shoe contract with adidas, Cowboys QB Troy Aikman has worn Nike shoes for the first two games of the season, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. While "there has been

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Nike, Reebok, Washington Nationals

09/15/97
AMERICA'S CUP PROVING TO BE A TOUGH SELL TO SPONSORS

American teams preparing for the 2000 America''s Cup are in need of funding, according to CNBC''s Susan Lisovicz. Experts predict that should all six U.S. teams competing for the Cup make it to the qu

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/15/97
WILL DON BEAVER BE THE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR FOR TWINS?

Don Beaver, who is looking to bring an MLB team to NC, was in Minnesota to "let Twins owner Carl Pohlad know that Charlotte is interested in either buying the Twins or encouraging Pohlad to relocate t

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB

09/15/97
ESPN'S MORTENSEN SAYS NFL "NERVOUS" ABOUT ST. LOUIS SUIT

The NFL "is nervous and rightfully so," about the antitrust lawsuit filed by the St. Louis Business and Convention Bureau that is set to be heard in U.S. District Court on October 6, according to ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

09/15/97
RICHARD WILLIAMS CENSURES MEDIA ON COVERAGE OF VENUS

Richard Williams was the "Guest Columnist" in Sunday''s N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Under the header, "Let Us Face It: Racism On Tour," Williams commented on player and media reaction to his daughter, Venus, dur

Tags: Sports in Society

09/15/97
ISLANDERS' BUYER GLUCKSTERN GETS GOOD REVIEWS FROM MEDIA

The Islanders introduced Coyotes co-Owner Steven Gluckstern as "the newest would-be owner" of the team on Friday, according to John Valenti of NEWSDAY. Gluckstern and partners, New York Sports Venture

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL, Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Suns

09/15/97
VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS CONCLUDE TO SLUGGISH ATTENDANCE

The World Championships of Beach Volleyball concluded Saturday at the UCLA tennis center and southern Californians "are veritable sticks in the sand when it comes to their beach volleyball ... which r

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC

09/15/97
DEBUT OF JACK KENT COOKE STADIUM SHOWS CLUB SEATS UNSOLD

About 2,000 of the 15,000 premium club seats at the Redskins'' new Jack Kent Cooke Stadium were "still not sold" for yesterday''s inaugural game, according to Thomas Heath of the WASHINGTON POST. The

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Washington Redskins

09/15/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The AHL''s Board of Governors announced the league has reached an agreement on a new six-year contract with AHL President & CEO DAVID ANDREWS (AHL)....ProServ promoted TODD WAKS to Dir of Client Busin

Tags: AHL, People and Pop Culture

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