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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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MEDIA NOTES

In Hartford, Don Amore writes that ESPN "is aware" of the controversy surrounding their selection of O.J. Simpson as the 49th greatest North American athlete of the 20th century as part of its "Sports

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01/28/99
USOC TO PRESSURE SAMARANCH? IS POUND TOO TAINTED FOR POST?

The USOC, "divided about the future" of IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, "is exploring ideas about the restructuring" of the IOC, according to Jere Longman of the N.Y. TIMES. The changes could in

Tags: IOC, Olympics, Sports Illustrated, USOC

01/28/99
USA TODAY CALLS JORDAN BIO A SLAM DUNK; HALBERSTAM ON NBC

David Halberstam''s new biography on Michael Jordan, "Playing for Keeps," is a "meticulously reported book" and a "story of our times," according to USA TODAY''s Erik Brady. Halberstam "goes beyond" e

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBC, Media

01/28/99
A PERZEL TWIST: PA HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER CREATES NEW PLAN

PA House Majority Leader John Perzel said yesterday that there "just isn''t sufficient support in his chamber" to win approval for Gov. Tom Ridge''s stadium-financing proposal, according to Shelly & B

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

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TELL THE TRUTH: SOME HAVE AD BUYS BELOW FOX'S $1.6M CLAIM

A "number of advertisers say they paid less" than the $1.6M average for a 30-second Super Bowl spot that Fox has touted, according to USA TODAY''s Bruce Horovitz. Horovitz: "Media gurus are starting t

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Yahoo

01/28/99
ATLANTA FEELING SUPER IN 2003; SHELL LOOKS AT NFL RACE ISSUE

Atlanta "may pursue" the 2003 Super Bowl if the NFL decides in the next few months to move the game from San Francisco, according to Len Pasquarelli of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Although the city is s

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Kings, NFL

01/28/99
SFX ACQUIRES ISI IN DEAL ANNOUNCED AT DEADLINE

SFX Entertainment announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire NJ-based ISI for an aggregate purchase price of $14.1M in cash and 60,000 shares of SFX Class A common stock. ISI''s athlete clie

Tags: Burger King, Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Cleveland Browns, Finance, General Motors, Houston Astros, Sports Illustrated, Wheaties

01/28/99
NBC FACES NORTH: EXPLORES NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES

NBC Sports and The North Face, a CO-based outer gear manufacturer, announced plans to produce a series of adventure programming beginning in December ''99. The series, called "The North Face Expeditio

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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OH CULLIGAN MAN, YOU HAD QUITE AN IMPACT ON SAN DIEGO!

The Culligan Holiday Bowl on December 30 in San Diego accounted for a "record" $26.5M boost to the local economy, according to a report by CA-based Marketing Information Masters and cited by the SAN D

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