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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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11/30/95
KINGS, DONALDS AND TYSONS IN THE NEWS

MIKE TYSON will fight BUSTER MATHIS JR. at the CoreStates Spectrum in Philadelphia on December 16. The fight, originally scheduled for November 4 in Las Vegas, was postponed due to Tyson''s broken thu

Tags: News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

11/29/95
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DAVID TOSSELL was named Dir of Information and Manager of NFL International PR for the WLAF. ... JIM NEISCH was named head of the CFL''s Communications Department, SANDRA TAYLOR named CFL Events Manag

Tags: CFL, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

11/29/95
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CAL RIPKEN''s new book, "Cal on Cal," is reviewed in today''s WASHINGTON POST. Jonathan Yardley writes there is "absolutely no air of mere exploitation" (WASHINGTON POST, 11/29)....PETER GRAF submitte

Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/28/95
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former Blue Jay GM PAT GILLICK was named GM of the Orioles yesterday (Mult., 11/28). After Gillick''s hiring, it was learned that O''s Asst GM FRANK ROBINSON offered his resignation several weeks ago,

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Int'l Speedway Corp., Minnesota Twins, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

11/28/95
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PETER GRAF, the father of STEFFI GRAF, is expected to break his silence and make a statement to German authorities about tax evasion charges he faces (USA TODAY, 11/28).... BURTON HAWKINS, former Publ

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, CBS, Microsoft, NBC, Phoenix Suns, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

11/27/95
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTION

KENNETH SCHANZER has been named Executive VP at NBC Sports, returning to the position he last held in ''93 before becoming President and CEO of The Baseball Network. Schanzer will supervise day-to-day

Tags: NBC, People and Pop Culture

11/27/95
OWNERS IN THE NEWS

Saints Owner TOM BENSON will reportedly not attend his club''s December 3 game in New England to avoid being served deposition papers by former Patriots Owner BILLY SULLIVAN for his antitrust suit aga

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, Wilson Sporting Goods

11/27/95
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A Chicago publisher has put together an 80-page magazine, "Dennis!," a tribute to the Bulls'' DENNIS RODMAN (THE SPORTING NEWS, 11/27)....Northwestern Coach GARY BARNETT, QB STEVE SCHNUR and LB PAT FI

Tags: ABC, CBS, Chicago Bulls, NFL, Oakland Athletics, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/22/95
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The N.Y. POST reports federal prosecutors are probing whether TV producer MARTIN BERGMAN tampered with witnesses on behalf of his wife, LAURA BREVETTI, who was representing WWF promoter, VINCE MCMAHON

Tags: New York Jets, Nike, People and Pop Culture

11/22/95
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

SONNY HILL has been hired by Spectacor as Administrative Advisor for the new CoreStates Spectrum. Hill, who has been a coach, broadcaster, radio host and summer-league organizer in Philadelphia for fo

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

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