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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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01/26/98
OAKLAND EXECS QUESTION A'S $48M CLAIM OVER LOSSES

East Bay officials hinted that a $48M claim filed by the A''s, who are seeking compensation for losses during the renovation of the Oakland Coliseum, is "inflated," according to the S.F. EXAMINER. Ala

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics

01/26/98
SUPER BOWL, II: THE WEDDING SINGER LOOKS LIKE A HIT, HUH?

John Elway is featured in a full-page ad for the National Milk Producers in USA TODAY (THE DAILY)....A limited-distribution Wheaties box honoring the Broncos was released after last night''s game, fea

Tags: Denver Broncos, NBC, NFL, Walt Disney, Wheaties

01/26/98
SPREWELL SEQUEL: GRIEVANCE SET FOR TOMORROW IN PORTLAND

Lawyers for the Warriors, the NBA and the NBPA "descend on Portland today for [Latrell] Sprewell''s grievance against the league and team, which begins tomorrow," according to David Steele of the S.F.

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

01/26/98
SAN ANTONIO EYES FREEMAN EXPANSION; HOLT CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

An expansion study of San Antonio''s Freeman Coliseum is "weighing the feasibility" of turning the 9,800-seat county- owned coliseum into a 15,000- to 20,000-seat facility, according to Travis Poling

Tags: Facilities, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

01/26/98
RENOVATION OF RICE STADIUM NOT LIKELY TO BE COST-EFFECTIVE

A renovation of Rice Stadium "is not an efficient way to build a football facility with hopes of attracting an NFL team to Houston," according to a study for Houston NFL Holdings cited by John William

Tags: Facilities, NFL

01/26/98
WILD'S PROSPECTUS SHOWS OWNERS BULLISH ON TEAM'S CHANCES

The NHL expansion Minnesota Wild''s confidential prospectus "shows optimistic predictions for the success of the team," according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Wild President Jac Sper

Tags: Dallas Stars, Franchises, Minnesota Wild, NHL, Southwest Sports Group

01/26/98
MARTIN SIGNS WITH NIKE, WILL BE FEATURED IN "I CAN" SPOTS

Nike has reached a multi-year deal with golfer Casey Martin, and Martin will begin wearing Nike apparel, footwear and accessories at the Greater Austin Open next month. Martin, who suffers from Klippe

Tags: ESPN, Nike, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

01/26/98
NEW LEAGUE LOOKS TO PROVIDE FOOTBALL ALTERNATIVE

An L.A. group headed by attorney Carl Capozzola is "projecting" a new football league to compete with the NFL "with a new wrinkle," according to Bill Dwyre of the L.A. TIMES. Capozzola''s group, which

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, St. Louis Rams

01/26/98
FACILITY NOTES

A BOSTON GLOBE editorial states the Red Sox, in their pursuit for a new ballpark, "are exhibiting the clumsiness of a Little Leaguer trying to hit a curveball. They need to act like a developer, decid

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities, PepsiCo

01/26/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

McDonald''s "is shifting its media spending this year to a 50-50 split between national and local advertising," reduced from the 75% it spent on national media in ''97 (AD AGE, 1/26)....Eli Lilly and

Tags: Anheuser Busch, McDonalds

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