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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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09/04/98
BELL CANADA HOLDS FOCUS GROUPS TO EVALUATE CHERRY'S FUTURE

Bell Canada may "permanently" end its affiliation in Quebec and Ontario with the "controversial" host of "Hockey Night in Canada," Don Cherry, according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Cana

Tags: Media

09/04/98
NFL OPENS ANOTHER SEASON AND PREPARES FOR WEEKEND SELLOUT

The NFL is projecting that it will set an all-time weekend paid attendance record in its opening weekend and that all regular-season games will be sold out in advance of the local blackout deadline fo

Tags: CBS, Cincinnati Bengals, Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Viacom

09/04/98
THE RUN FOR 61: NEWSPAPERS GO ON-SITE FOR HISTORIC RUN

The possibility that two MLB players could break Roger Maris'' single-season HR record has created unprecedented print coverage for MLB across the U.S. Today, THE DAILY details the newspaper coverage

Tags: Chicago Cubs, MLB, Media

09/04/98
FINAL NATIONAL RATINGS OF WEEKEND NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists final ratings from last weekend''s network sports events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the nets. CBS numbers were not available (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, CBS, ESPN, Houston Astros, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

09/04/98
COLUMBUS SALES: TICKET PRICES SET FOR NEW STADIUM

The MLS Crew will offer tickets ranging from $10 to $45 when its new stadium opens next season, according to Craig Merz of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. The 22,400-seat stadium on the Ohio Expo Center ground

Tags: Columbus Crew, Franchises

09/03/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: MLS Attendance through August 31. ''98 YEAR-TO-DATE   COMPARISONS TEAM DATES AVERAGE TOTAL % CAP ''97 AVG. % +/- Los Angeles 13 23,708 308,208 90.8% 21,066 +12% Chicago^ 12 20,028 240,330

Tags: MLS, The Back of the Book

09/03/98
THE RUN FOR 61, PART II: MCGWIRE A MODERN DAY PAUL BUNYAN

Sales of Pro Player T-shirts bearing McGwire''s image "have tripled and quadrupled each month this summer," bringing in a total of $500,000 for the year, according to Richard Alm of the DALLAS MORNING

Tags: ESPN, Miami Marlins, MLB, New York Mets, Walt Disney

09/03/98
ESPN INKS LONG-TERM DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH NCTC

ESPN and the National Cable TV Cooperative (NCTC) have reached a long-term agreement for distribution of ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS. ESPN Classic also extended its agreement with the NCTC (ESPN). DAILY V

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

09/03/98
FACILITY NOTE: GIULIANI WANTS CHANGE TO SUIT VENUE

NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani yesterday "demanded a change in venue" for N.Y. City Council Speaker Peter Vallone''s lawsuit on the future of Yankee Stadium, "insisting" that the dispute be resolved in Manha

Tags: Facilities

09/03/98
AT PRESS TIME, VENUS WEARS COREL WTA TOUR PATCH FOR MATCH

When Venus Williams takes the court today for her second-round U.S. Open match "eyes will be peeled not only on her serve, but her dress," according to Paul Coffey of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Williams was

Tags: Nike, Reebok, Washington Nationals

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