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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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08/19/98
SI SAYS NIKE MADE "VAST MISCALCULATION" ON TIGER WOODS LINE

Two years ago when Nike signed Tiger Woods to a reported five-year endorsement deal, it seemed "like another stroke of marketing acumen," but early returns suggest that Nike "made a vast miscalculatio

Tags: Nike, Sports Illustrated

08/19/98
BALLPARK SUPPORTER CRITICIZES BROCHU, EXPOS STADIUM EFFORT

One of the Expos'' ballpark project''s "high-profile promoters has cast aspersions on Expos president Claude Brochu and on the near-impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounding the project he was recruite

Tags: Franchises

08/19/98
LERNER THE FAVORITE GOING INTO NFL'S "DOG-AND-PONY SHOW"

Today is the day that "seven aspiring owners of the Browns pitch themselves in front of all 30 NFL team owners" in Atlanta, according to Tony Grossi of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Grossi: "No prize is

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

08/19/98
LEAGUE NOTES

GOLF: GOLFWEEK''s "Forecaddie" reports that LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts "would like to see the women''s tour conduct five to six stand-alone ''senior'' tournaments next season. And word is Eli Lilly &

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, NFL, PGA Tour

08/19/98
WAS IOC LOOKING TO PROTECT TV PARTNERS IN IBM BREAKUP?

There''s "more than meets the eye" to the IOC''s "failed talks" with IBM over a new eight-year sponsorship deal, according to Josh Rubin of the TORONTO STAR. IBM, which has been a major Olympic sponso

Tags: IBM, IOC

08/19/98
GRIFFITH AND VEECK PONDER BIDS; HAVE TWINS PEAKED AT GATE?

With a 30-day window for potential buyers of the Twins open to September 14, the two who had "publicly declared interest in acquiring" the team say they "are undecided about whether they will make an

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins

08/19/98
FACILITY NOTES

SUITE-NESS: In Baltimore, Jon Morgan reports that six Ravens players "are considering or have leased suites" at the team''s new stadium, either by themselves or in combination with others. The suites

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Continental Airlines, Facilities, IMG, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

08/19/98
IS MLB FAILING TO CASH IN ON PERCEIVED BOON SEASON?

So far this season, "it''s hard to see how" the chase for MLB''s single-season HR record "has given baseball a big bang," according to USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand in a Sports cover story. While MLB

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/19/98
SAY HELLO TO HIS LITTLE FRIEND: TONY BOSELLI'S GOOD BURGER

The 93 McDonald''s restaurants in Northeast FL and Southeast GA have begun selling the "Boselli Burger," named after Jaguars OL Tony Boselli, according to Earl Daniels of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. The

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, McDonalds

08/19/98
AUTHORITY PRESSURES HURRICANES FOR $14M ARENA PAYMENT

NC State Univ. "has come through" with $5M in financing for cost-overruns at the Raleigh arena, "breaking a financing impasse and giving the arena authority leverage to press" the Hurricanes for $14M

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Facilities, Gale Force Holdings

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