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01/20/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS: MJ AND THE BULLS TAKE TOP SUNDAY RATING

The following are overnights from this past Sunday. All times are ET. Ratings were gathered from the networks. EVENT NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Basketball: Purdue-Indiana CBS noon-2:00pm 1.7/4 NCAA Basketb

Tags: Boston Celtics, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, The Back of the Book, Viacom

01/20/98
IRL SHOWS PEP, BOYS: AUTO CHAIN SET TO BE TITLE SPONSOR

The IRL will announce today that PA-based Pep Boys, the auto parts and services chain, will become its title sponsor, according to Bill Koenig of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR- NEWS. IRL officials have schedu

Tags: IndyCar

01/20/98
ABL ALL-STAR WEEKEND: CAVALLI SUGGESTS ABL-WNBA GAME

The ABL held its second All-Star Game Saturday at Disney''s Wide World of Sports Fieldhouse before a crowd of 4,189 (SUN-SENTINEL, 1/19). During halftime of the game, ABL CEO Gary Cavalli extended an

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Storm, Walt Disney, WNBA

01/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Nets signed GM JOHN NASH to a multi-year contract extension (N.Y. POST, 1/17)....BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that Starter VP/Marketing IAN GOMAR "is the latest" to leave the company. He star

Tags: ESPN, Foot Locker/Venator Group, Brooklyn Nets, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

01/20/98
SPORTSLINE USA TO BOOST GOLF COVERAGE WITH DEAL FOR GOLFWEB

SportsLine USA has agreed to acquire GolfWeb in exchange for approximately 860,000 shares of SportsLine USA common stock. As of January 14, the stock was valued at about $14.85M. GolfWeb will operate

Tags: Finance

01/20/98
SUITORS LINING UP FOR SHOT AT VIKES: IS TEAM STILL FOR SALE?

N.Y. investment banker Andy Rodin has "made an offer" to buy the Vikings, according to Bob Glauber of NEWSDAY. Rodin, who said he has "put together a group of investors," said that he has "offered to

Tags: Franchises, Microsoft, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

01/20/98
RAPTORS SET TO HOST IHL FRANCHISE IN AIR CANADA

The Raptors are "planning to announce shortly" that an IHL franchise will open the ''99-2000 season in their new Air Canada Centre, according to David Shoalts of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The team wil

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

01/20/98
ABC'S ESIASON MOVE LEADS TO OVERHAUL IN "MNF" BOOTH

Former Bengals QB Boomer Esiason will replace Frank Gifford in the broadcast booth of ABC''s "Monday Night Football" next season, according to Larry Stewart of the L.A. TIMES. Gifford "will serve with

Tags: ABC, Cincinnati Bengals, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

01/20/98
SELIG SAYS THAT MLB IS CONCERNED ABOUT ILITCH CASINO TIES

In a special report in Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES entitled "Gambling With Their Games," Murray Chass examined the relationship between pro team owners and operating casinos. Marian Ilitch, co-Owner of the R

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NHL

01/20/98
KELLOGG USA UPS ITS INVESTMENT IN HOOPS WITH NBA DEAL

Kellogg USA announced a multi-year sponsorship deal with the NBA and said it will unveil a series of consumer- oriented promos in ''98. Kellogg, also a WNBA sponsor, has signed the Pistons'' Grant Hil

Tags: Detroit Pistons, NBA, Palace Sports & Entertainment, WNBA

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