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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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01/25/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

FORBES magazine will debut an annual "CELEBRITY 100" issue which will rank the 100 richest people in sports, entertainment and media. It will debut the week of March 8 (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/25)...."VARS

Tags: ABC, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Diego Chargers, People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

01/25/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

Devil Rays Exec VP/Marketing Mike Veeck, on singer Jimmy Buffett''s interest in joining the Devil Rays ownership group: "It''s 100% up to him. It would be fun and bring a nice element to the group" (T

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Redskins

01/25/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Nike said that it is "renegotiating" Vikings WR Randy Moss'' contract "to make him a larger presence within the company''s shrinking stable of product spokesmen." Nike Manager of Corporate Communicati

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Nike

01/25/99
POWER STRUGGLE IN SACRAMENTO? KINGS OWNERS FEUDING

New Kings Owners Gavin and Joe Maloof, who will assume majority control of the team on July 1, are caught up in a "fiery power struggle" involving Majority Owner Jim Thomas, sources inside the organiz

Tags: Franchises

01/25/99
DIRECTV REACHES A PRIME DEAL: ACQUIRES PRIMESTAR FOR $1.8B

Hughes Electronics Corp.''s DirecTV will acquire the assets of Primestar Inc. in a $1.8B deal, according to Leslie Cauley of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The deal, which will leave only two major players

Tags: DirecTV, Media

01/25/99
WAS ENOUGH DONE? IOC'S FIRST STEPS EARN WIDESPREAD REACTION

The IOC announced yesterday that its Exec Board unanimously recommended that six IOC members be expelled for taking payoffs and gifts in connection with the Salt Lake City bid for the 2002 Games, whil

Tags: ABC, IOC, NBC, Olympics, Walt Disney

01/25/99
BOON OVER MIAMI: NFL TO MEET L.A., HOUSTON EXPANSION REPS

The NFL has asked reps from Houston and the two L.A. groups bidding for the league''s 32nd franchise "to make 30- minute presentations to a select group of owners Thursday in Miami," according to T.J.

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/25/99
MLB DOESN'T WANT TO GROW UP, INKS DEAL WITH TOYS 'R' US

Toys ''R'' Us (TRU) has signed a two-year, "low-seven figure" sponsorship pact making it the "official toy retailer" of MLB and is "also shopping" for an NFL deal, as it "looks for sports-themed lures

Tags: MLB, NFL

01/25/99
ESPN NOT ALRIGHT WITH YOUNG AMERICA; COULD IT ENDANGER DEAL?

ESPN "could pull out of its" TV deal with the America''s Cup, which is "not yet signed," in "protest" of Fox Sports Net''s (FSN) sponsorship of the New York Yacht Club''s Young America, according to B

Tags: ESPN, IMG, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

01/25/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that ERIK STROMAN was named VP/Integrated Marketing for both Fox Sports and Fox Sports Net.....NC-based Total Sports named MEREDITH GEISLER VP/PR. Geisler was with FI

Tags: Fila USA, LPGA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Francisco Giants, People and Pop Culture

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