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01/30/98
PATS EYE USE OF INCOME TAX FROM NEW TV DEAL FOR STADIUM HELP

Members of the MA Senate "are considering writing a bill that would dedicate" the Patriots increased payroll taxes to finance state-funded infrastructure improvements near Foxboro Stadium, according t

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

01/30/98
ON THE LICENSING FRONT: NFL LOOKS TO BOOST ITS PRO LINE

Down to single-digit growth in ''97, the NFL Pro Line will incorporate more "technical and transitional" pieces for ''98, and will also "leverage the NFL shield to strike a chord with consumers," acco

Tags: MLB, NFL, Nike, Washington Nationals

01/29/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TBS has promoted STEVE HEYER to President & CEO. Heyer was formerly President of TBS'' Worldwide Sales, Marketing, Distribution and Int''l Networks Group. He will retain those duties and add "responsi

Tags: Speedway Motorsports Inc., People and Pop Culture, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

01/29/98
HOLY COW! WGN SCALES BACK CUBS BROADCASTS DUE TO "ECONOMICS"

WGN-TV will televise 92 Cubs games during the ''98 season -- about 50 fewer than last year, according to Hirsley & Jones of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The station "characterized the decision as TV baseball

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, MLB, Media

01/29/98
CALLAWAY GOLF ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES OF $842.9M IN '97

Callaway Golf announced that its net sales in the year ended December 31, ''97 increased 24% to $842.9M over the previous year''s net sales of $678.5M. The company also announced that it had a net inc

Tags: Callaway Golf, Finance

01/29/98
FOLLOWING RECORD JAGR DEAL, PENGUINS SLASH TICKET PRICES

The Penguins signed F Jaromir Jagr to a four-year, $38M extension -- the "richest contract" in NHL history, and at the same time "slashed season-ticket costs in seven price categories for next season,

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, Franchises, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Walt Disney

01/29/98
LONG ISLAND STILL WORKING ON DEAL TO HOLD GOODWILL GAMES

Nassau County, NY, officials "have yet to sign a contract" with Goodwill Games Inc., "which will run the 15- day event officials say will pump $280 million into the local economy," according to Monte

Tags: Events and Attractions

01/29/98
SI NAMES ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S KLINGENSMITH AS PRESIDENT

Sports Illustrated named Michael Klingensmith as its new president, replacing Donald Elliman, who''s stepping down "for personal reasons," according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Kelly''s "in

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

01/29/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

Packers President Bob Harlan told the Green Bay Press- Gazette that he is "leaning" towards extending the sale of Packers stock. Later, he told the AP: "If we are still making money and it is a good b

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders

01/29/98
ADIOS SPORTSCHANNEL, HOLA FOX SPORTS NET

Cablevision Chair Charles Dolan and News Corp. Chair Rupert Murdoch officially launched Fox Sports Net (FSN) last night at a ceremony in The Theater at MSG. NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Dolan on sta

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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