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Wild RW  Nino Niederreiter posted an image of the Swiss cover of EA Sports' "NHL 15" bearing his likeness.

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08/25/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: WNBA final regular-season attendance TEAM DATES AVERAGE TOTAL % CAP ''97 AVG % CHANGE WASHINGTON^ 15 15,910 238,647 60% — — NEW YORK 15 14,935 224,024 76% 13,270 +13% PHOENIX 15 13,76

Tags: The Back of the Book, WNBA

08/24/98
HOME OF THE HAWKS LOOKS TO GET SMART WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

One of many "innovative" features in the new home of the Hawks and NHL Thrashers may be a "special arena smart card," according to Jon Gallo of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The cards, to cost between $5

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Facilities, NHL, Time Warner

08/24/98
DOES THE NBA HAVE NOTHING TO FEER, BUT FEERICK HIMSELF?

Arbitrator John Feerick will convene a grievance hearing at 10:00am ET today on the NBPA''s "contention" that NBA owners are liable to pay salaries to some 220 players with guaranteed contracts for th

Tags: Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

08/24/98
NFL TO RUN WITH "LARGEST AD PUSH YET" FOR ITS PLAY FOOTBALL

On September 7, the NFL kicks off "the largest ad push yet" for its Play Football initiative which will support new consumer products and grass-roots programs "designed to turn kids into NFL consumers

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/24/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

FRAN MICHELMAN was named VP/PR of the ATP Tour and will begin on September 1 (ATP)....MICHAEL MARTIN was named Dir of Retail Marketing and JOHN WILSON was named Eastern Sales Manager for Pro Player. M

Tags: ATP, Detroit Lions, Reebok, People and Pop Culture, Wilson Sporting Goods

08/24/98
FORMER BLAZERS EXEC SEEKS TO BRING MLS TEAM TO PORTLAND

Portland Family Entertainment, headed by former Trail Blazers President Marshall Glickman, "intends to compete in the city''s unusual public search" for a Civic Stadium operator/team owner, according

Tags: Franchises, MLS, Portland Trail Blazers, Vulcan Ventures

08/24/98
ESPN TO BUY AIR TIME FOR ABC NHL GAMES; WILL FOX FILE SUIT?

Industry sources say that ESPN "will be buying air time on ABC for the over-the-air broadcasts" of NHL games when Disney gets the league''s TV rights, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD R

Tags: ABC, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

08/24/98
COULD ISLES ARENA PLANS GET DELAYED IF MILSTEIN WINS BROWNS?

Islanders co-Owner Howard Milstein''s bid for the Browns may be "problematic" for the team''s future, according to Larry Brooks of the N.Y. POST, who examined what Milstein''s possible departure would

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

08/24/98
PILOT PEN ATTRACTS CROWDS DESPITE BECOMING SEEDLESS

The Pilot Pen Int''l in CT drew 91,625 for the nine days of the men''s tournament, "up 13,474 from last year''s all- time low," according to Greg Garber of the HARTFORD COURANT. Tournament Chair Butch

Tags: Events and Attractions

08/24/98
WILL RAYS FEEL THE STING OF THE ABL'S FINANCIAL TROUBLES?

The ABL Long Beach [CA] StingRays "might be disbanded," according to Earl Gustkey of the L.A. TIMES, whose sources said that the "financially strapped" ABL "is considering such a move, among others."

Tags: Franchises

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