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MLB Network today announced that Red Sox P  Ryan Dempster , who is not playing this season, will appear as an on-air analyst ( MLB Network ). NBC Sports Group announced that former figure skaters  Johnny Weir  and  Tara Lipinski  will take part in coverage of this year's ...

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02/06/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network events. All times are EST. Numbers are from the networks: EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Basketball: Regional 1/31 ABC 1:00-3:00pm 2.2/7 NCAA

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/05/98
ADVERTISERS, BROADCASTING UNIONS MAY BALK AT NFL TV DEALS

Just weeks after paying a record $18B for NFL TV rights, "the networks are meeting stiff resistance from some partners they expected to help foot the bill," according to Kyle Pope of the WALL STREET J

Tags: NFL, Media

02/05/98
WHY US? FOX'S KERRIGAN/HARDING SEQUEL TO GET BOFFO RATINGS?

Fox''s "Breaking the Ice: The Women of ''94 Revisited," which features the first joint interview of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, airs tonight at 8:00pm ET. In Dallas, Barry Horn says Fox execs "w

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

02/05/98
CASHING IN HIS BONDS: DENNIS GILBERT CALLS IT QUITS

DENNIS GILBERT, President of the Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is retiring after 15 years as a sports agent. The partners, JEFF BORRIS, RICK THURMAN, DANIEL HORWITS and DANIEL LOZANO will contin

Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/05/98
CASEY MARTIN VS. PGA TOUR: MARTIN SHOWS SIGNS OF STRESS

Casey Martin took the stand in the third day of his suit against the PGA Tour and explained how his disabled right leg "has prevented him from living a normal life," according to Thomas Heath of the W

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nike, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/05/98
ADIDAS ROLLS OUT SIGNATURE BALL FOR WOMEN'S WORLD CUP DEAL

adidas has become an official sponsor and official licensee of the ''99 Women''s World Cup. The announcement was made at the Super Show in Atlanta where adidas also offered a sneak preview of its offi

Tags: Washington Nationals

02/05/98
WTA TOUR PUTS BENCHMARK AT $8M A YEAR FOR NEW TITLE SPONSOR

These are "schizophrenic times for women''s tennis," according to SI''s Jon Wertheim who examines the WTA Tour in "Scorecard." Ratings and attendance are "at an all-time high," prize money "has double

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

02/05/98
ROGER HEADRICK WON'T BACK DOWN AND HE WON'T GO QUIETLY

Throwing the sale of the Vikings "into a state of confusion," team President Roger Headrick said late Wednesday that he had submitted a counter bid of $205M, topping the offer of Tom Clancy, according

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

02/05/98
NHL GM'S: TINKER, TINKER, TO PROTECT THEIR STARS?

At the conclusion of their three-day meetings in Scottsdale, AZ, NHL GMs recommended five rules changes for next season, according to Tim Tyers of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. The league also announced that

Tags: AHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

02/05/98
SEEKING PROVIDENCE IN NAMING RIGHTS DEAL

Ogden Entertainment, managers of the Providence Civic Center, will launch a campaign to sell naming rights to the 14,600-seat facility. Ogden will be advertising a request for proposals in the Provide

Tags: Facilities

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