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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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09/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In it''s preview of the upcoming TV season, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reports that ABC''s new comedy, "SPORTS NIGHT," draws "an obvious comparison to an ESPN show." EW: "The pilot does a good job of captur

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

09/11/98
STREET & SMITH'S SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL SPECIAL REPORT

EXTREME SPORTS: Less than a decade ago, most people had never heard of snowboarding, rollerblading and jet skiing. Now they represent a new class of sports attracting a new generation of athletes and

Tags: Classified Advertisements

09/11/98
LOCKOUT CAUSES CANCELATION OF NBA'S MID-EAST POLICY

The current labor dispute has led the NBA to cancel a preseason game between the Heat and the Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv team in Israel on October 12. The game, which marks the first time the league has c

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, NBA

09/11/98
FOX DEFENDS DROPPING MCGWIRE POST-GAME; GIVE JOE BUCK A HUG!

Fox Sports Net exposed a "flaw" Tuesday, when its network of RSNs "could not deliver live postgame reaction to Mark McGwire''s record to about 10 million households," according to the AP''s Josh Dubow

Tags: Chicago Cubs, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

09/11/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Phillies will raise ticket prices next season for the first time in three years. Box seats will increase by $2 to $4, and reserved seats by $1 or $2. Prices will range from $6-$20 for the ''99 sea

Tags: CHL, Franchises, Philadelphia Phillies

09/11/98
THE X FILES TO SHOOT FROM SAN FRANCISCO FOR TWO YEARS

The ''99 X Games will be held in S.F. from June 25-July 3, as ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to televise nearly 40 hours of event coverage and ESPN Int''l will distribute the Games worldwide (ESPN).

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

09/11/98
BUFFETT TOUTS BENEFITS OF BILLS TO BUFFALO COMMUNITY

Warren Buffett "described the importance of keeping the Bills in Buffalo" to local business leaders during a Wednesday trip to the city, according to Gene Warner of the BUFFALO NEWS. Buffett is helpin

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, NFL

09/11/98
IS JOHN HENRY READY TO TURN UP HEAT IN MARLINS DEAL?

Boca Raton commodities dealer John Henry has "reached an agreement in principle" to buy the Marlins from Wayne Huizenga for $150M, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Henry: "I have a hand

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, Miami Heat

09/11/98
RATINGS: USA'S U.S. OPEN NUMBERS SEE DAYTIME GAINS

Through 75 hours of coverage on USA Network, the U.S. Open had a 1.0 household (HH) rating (766,000 households), equaling last year''s rating for 71 hours of coverage (706,000). USA''s total number of

Tags: IBM, Media, USA Networks

09/11/98
NFL WEEKEND REPORT: TALES OF TICKET SALES AND AD CAMPAIGNS

Despite a multimillion-dollar ad campaign asking, "Are You With Me?," combined with an opening weekend win over the Eagles, "there has not been an overwhelming public display of emotion" toward the Se

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Franchises, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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