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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 27 / 15

The WALL STREET JOURNAL notes Sling TV, launching this week, "fills a big void for cable-cutters" as the "first service to live stream major sports, news and other traditionally pay-TV shows." The SACRAMENTO BEE Editorial Board: "It is hardly news that college sports are big business. ... But i...

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03/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Padres extended the contract of GM KEVIN TOWERS through the ''99 season, with a club option for 2000 (S.D. UNION-TRIBUNE, 3/9)....GREG BRODSKY was named VP/Marketing for MSG Network and Fox Sports

Tags: ATP, Cablevision, Converse, LPGA, Madison Square Garden, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NTRA, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

03/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ACC Properties named LISA CONNELLY Dir of Marketing (GOULD MEDIA, 3/6)....FL-based golf management and marketing company Executive Sports Int''l has formed ESI Canada with a new office in Toronto. The

Tags: People and Pop Culture

03/09/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

DON KING, interviewed by Showtime''s JIM GRAY, on the lawsuit filed against him by MIKE TYSON. King, asked whether he betrayed Tyson''s trust: "Absolutely not. I might say this is a totally meritless

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, New York Yankees, Showtime, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors, YankeeNets

03/09/98
BRIAN MCANDREWS NAMED EXEC VP/GM FOR ABC SPORTS

ABC Exec VP/Production BRIAN MCANDREWS "is moving to the East Coast to become the executive in charge of ABC Sports," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. McAndrews will become Ex

Tags: ABC, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

03/06/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The L.A. Arena Company named MICHAEL ROTH as Dir of Communications for Staples Center, scheduled to open in the fall of ''99. Roth had been PR Dir of Planet Hollywood restaurants (Staples Center)....U

Tags: Phoenix Suns, People and Pop Culture, USTA

03/06/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CASEY MARTIN shot a 69 yesterday at the Greater Austin Open, and is three shots off the lead. Martin "went out of his way to bond with" the large gallery which followed him, a gallery which "grew as t

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/05/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

WOMEN''S WORLD CUP: The ''99 Women''s World Cup Organizing Committee named four of its seven venue directors: SUSAN MARENOFF, formerly VP/Sales & Client Services at MSG, will run Giants Stadium; TIM L

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cablevision, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Madison Square Garden, News Corp./Fox, Portland Trail Blazers, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures

03/05/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

GE Chair JACK WELCH, NBC President BOB WRIGHT, "Today" co-host MATT LAUER and GREG NORMAN played a round of golf together in Hobe Sound, FL. While Lauer and Wright''s scores are unknown, Norman shot a

Tags: NBC, People and Pop Culture

03/04/98
KIM NG TO BECOME ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YANKEES

KIM NG, Dir of Waivers & Records for the AL, has agreed to become Assistant GM of the Yankees, according to Buster Olney of the N.Y. TIMES. Ng will become the second female Assistant GM in MLB, follow

Tags: Boston Red Sox, MLB, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

03/04/98
BATTLE IN BALTIMORE: MOAG AND ANGELOS PLAY THE FEUD!

The relationship between Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS and MD Stadium Authority (MSA) Chair JOHN MOAG is examined by Stephen Fehr in a front-page feature in the WASHINGTON POST. In "happier times," Ange

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, MLB, NFL, People and Pop Culture

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