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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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09/14/98
FACILITY NOTES

In N.Y., George Vecsey wrote on the "upscale, but often yawning chasm of Arthur Ashe Stadium." He added that the reason for the "lassitude" is that the lower half of the facility is sold out to corpor

Tags: Detroit Lions, Facilities, General Motors

09/14/98
MAKE ROOM FOR STEVE TRACHSEL ON HR DERBY MARKETING MANTLE

Cubs P Steve Trachsel, who surrendered Mark McGwire''s No. 62, "could earn thousands in endorsements and quadruple his signing fee at baseball card shows," his agent, Alan Meersand, told Rick Westhead

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Coca-Cola, ESPN, MLB, Walt Disney

09/14/98
CBS'S STARR GAZING PRE-EMPTS U.S. OPEN SEMIFINAL COVERAGE

Friday''s coverage of the U.S. Open women''s semifinals was pre-empted by CBS News'' decision to cover Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr''s report on President Clinton. NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay reported

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

09/14/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

AL PACINO visited the 49ers last week in preparation for his upcoming OLIVER STONE film "On Any Given Sunday" (S.F EXAMINER, 9/12). In Boston, Will McDonough wrote that Pacino "is studying" Jets coach

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Jets, New York Yankees, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

09/14/98
HE'S GOT SOME FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: BROOKS EYEING PIRATES?

Country singer Garth Brooks spent two days with the Pirates in Philadelphia, taking batting practice, chasing fly balls and signing autographs, according to Paul Meyer of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

09/14/98
IS THE BSKYB FALLING? MORE POTENTIAL BIDS FOR UNITED

Salomon Smith Barney confirmed that it is acting for a client which is considering offering a reported $1.18B for Manchester United, according to Cowe & Millar in the London GUARDIAN, who report that

Tags: BSkyB, English Premier League, Franchises, Manchester United, Salomon Smith Barney, Washington Nationals

09/14/98
SLAMMIN' SAMMY TIES MCGWIRE: WILL ENDORSEMENTS FOLLOW?

Sammy Sosa hit two HRs against the Brewers yesterday, giving him 62 for the season, tying him with Mark McGwire for the MLB single-season record. Sosa''s record HR came in front of 40,846 at Wrigley F

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, ESPN, MasterCard, McDonalds, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/14/98
NHL PLAYERS LOOK TO APPEAL SUIT AGAINST LEAGUE AND EXECS

Martin Oberman, the attorney for five former NHL players who sued Alan Eagleson, the league and two former execs, said his clients "have tentatively decided to appeal a ruling issued against them in a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

09/14/98
EARLY POLL NUMBERS SUPPORTIVE OF PADRES BALLPARK PLAN

A SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/NBC poll found that 81% of respondents said their support for the Padres proposed $411M ballpark "is buoyed by its promise to accelerate urban renewal in the surrounding neig

Tags: Facilities, NBC, San Diego Padres

09/14/98
KING OF THE EMMYS: HBO'S DON FLICK TAKES HOME TWO AWARDS

HBO''s "Don King: Only in America" won two Emmy Awards last night, for Best Made for TV Movie and Writing for a Miniseries or Movie. Writer Kario Salem, on King: "He''s a writer''s dream. We want to t

Tags: CBS, HBO, NBC, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

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