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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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09/09/98
THE RUN AT 62: FOX A BIG WINNER; BUCK ESTABLISHES HIMSELF

Fox''s coverage of Mark McGwire''s record-setting HR earned a 14.6/23 preliminary overnight rating (THE DAILY). Fox was forced to sell ad time on short notice for the game after pushing its season pre

Tags: ABC, CBS, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/09/98
KINGS NAME OLYMPIC HOCKEY STAR GRANATO AS RADIO ANALYST

The NHL Kings named Cammi Granato as their new radio color-commentator. She becomes the only female broadcaster in the NHL and only the second ever to hold such a position. She will team with play-by-

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, NHL, Media

09/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

KEITH BOOKER has joined Worldwide Entertainment & Sports Corp. as President of the company''s football division. Booker replaces JOEL SEGAL, whose title was changed to Chair of Worldwide Football (SPO

Tags: Minnesota Twins, People and Pop Culture

09/09/98
NFL TAKES PROGRESSIVE STEP; SANDERS TO MAKE RECORD RUN

OH-based Progressive Insurance has signed a two-year deal to title sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The agreement also names Progressive an NFL sponsor. As title sponsor of the halftime show, Pro

Tags: CBS, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Foot Locker/Venator Group, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Southwest Airlines, Time Warner, Viacom

09/09/98
THE RUN AT 62 CONCLUDES: BIG MAC DEEMED AN AMERICAN HERO

Mark McGwire hit his 62nd HR of the season last night, breaking Roger Maris'' 37-year-old single-season record. The record-setter was hit in front of a Busch Stadium crowd of 43,688. MLB and Russell A

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, MLB, Walt Disney

09/09/98
LEAGUE NOTES

The NFL set a record for opening weekend attendance by drawing 985,510 for 15 games. The league was hoping to top one million in paid attendance for the first time ever (NFL)....In Dallas, Keith Gave

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, NHL

09/04/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NASCAR: NASCAR has added an inaugural Winston Cup race to the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, November 14, 1999, to its Winston Cup schedule (NASCAR). Jiffy Lube Int''l will sponsor the race

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, ECHL, English Premier League, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, Manchester United, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, WNBA

09/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Lakers Exec VP/GM JERRY WEST agreed to four-year contract extension through the 2002-03 season. He will earn $3.5M per season (L.A. TIMES, 9/4)....The NHL Thrashers named TOM HUGHES as Dir of PR. Hugh

Tags: Anaheim Sports, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Lakers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/04/98
NEW SUIT ATTEMPTS TO HALT BALLPARK CONSTRUCTION IN HOUSTON

Houston ballpark opponents have taken "legal action to halt construction of The Ballpark at Union Station," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Resident Erik Leonard has filed suit in

Tags: Facilities

09/04/98
SPURS TO PAY FOR ARENA STUDY; PUT BRAKES ON WPHL ALLIANCE

The Spurs will pay for a $150,000 city study to "examine the implications" of building a new arena on the Northeast Side of the city, according to Chris Williams of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. After

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs

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