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08/31/99
ARE CABLE OPS HESITANT TO SIGN UP FOR OLYMPIC COVERAGE?

Multi-system operator (MSO) execs are "not sure how golden" next year''s Summer Olympics will be for cable, as "only a few" MSOs have "actually signed on" for NBC''s 270- hour Olympics package on CNBC

Tags: ATT, Comcast-Spectacor, NBC, Media

08/31/99
AFTER A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, ROCKETS MAY HAVE ARENA DEAL

Rockets Owner Les Alexander "appeared willing Monday night to accept Mayor Lee Brown''s offer to an even split of the cost" of designing and building a $160M arena, according to sources cited by John

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets

08/31/99
WISH YOU WERE HERE: VENUS THE BUZZ AT DAY ONE IN FLUSHING

A crowd of 27,809 attended the U.S. Open yesterday, a "record for an Open day session" (N.Y. TIMES, 8/31). FROM THE PLANET VENUS: USA TODAY''s Doug Smith writes that Venus Williams "believes the siste

Tags: American Express, Heineken, Reebok, USA Networks

08/31/99
DOES SPORTSLINE EXPANSION HAVE INVESTORS RUNNING SCARED?

SportsLine USA "is knocking ''em out of the park," with its "millions of Web fans," $220M in cash, and an "enviable part-owner" in CBS, but Wall Street''s reaction has been to cut 56% off the company'

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/31/99
ST. NICHOLAS? GAMMONS REPORTS DISNEY DEAL DONE FOR $650M

The Angels and Mighty Ducks have been sold for $650M, according to Peter Gammons on ESPN.com, who wrote in a story posted yesterday afternoon that Disney has "completed the parameters of a deal to sel

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, ESPN, Franchises, Legg Mason, Walt Disney

08/30/99
ALL POMP, NO CIRCUMSTANCE? ATHLETE GRADUATION RATES DROP

Graduation rates for all Div. I women''s basketball players "declined for the second straight year," according to Mark Asher of the WASHINGTON POST. The declines, which were reported in the ''99 NCAA

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

08/30/99
USTA, SPONSORS PUT A DIFFERENT SPIN ON U.S. OPEN AD EFFORTS

The USTA and U.S. Open sponsors are "aiming their" ads at a "younger, more diverse audience than tennis has traditionally attracted," according to Jane Levere of the N.Y. TIMES. In their campaigns aro

Tags: American Express, CBS, Fila USA, IBM, MLB, Time Warner, USA Networks, USTA, Viacom

08/30/99
HANDLING OF IRL TRAGEDY AT LMS RAISES ETHICAL ISSUES

The "aftermath" of the May 1 accident at Lowe''s Motor Speedway that killed three spectators and injured eight others during an IRL race "illustrates the complexities, ethical and otherwise, that crop

Tags: IndyCar, Law and Politics, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

08/30/99
NFL TEAM NOTES: BROWNS HIT HIGH GEAR; MCNAIR SEES RED?

The Browns played their second game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Saturday night against the Bears, and in Akron, Terry Pluto calls the stadium "very nice" with "super sightlines, comfortable seats a

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

08/30/99
IT'S OPEN SEASON...AND THAT MEANS BIG BUCKS FOR USTA

The U.S. Open begins today in Flushing, NY, and the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Daniel Kaplan writes in a front- page feature that the USTA will be "raking in the cash -- serious cash," from the two-wee

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Indians, Events and Attractions, IBM, MLB, NBA, NBC, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, USTA, YankeeNets

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