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08/11/98
FACILITY NOTES

The "Babies First" proposal in Denver, which suggests that use of the sales tax targeted for a new Broncos stadium be used for educating infants, "failed" on a 6-6 vote Monday. But City Councilmember

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Denver Broncos, Facilities, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners

08/11/98
RANDY'S JUST DANDY FOR FOX SPORTS SW AS IT EARNS TOP RATING

Randy Johnson''s home debut with the Astros produced the highest rating ever for an Astros game on Fox Sports Southwest, earning a 7.6, according to David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. An average o

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Kansas City Chiefs, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/11/98
PINSTRIPES BACK IN STYLE: YANKS TOPS OFF THE DIAMOND AS WELL

MLBP figures show that the Yankees lead all MLB teams in merchandise sales so far this season, according to Pete Coates of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The Indians are second in sales behind the Yankees, followed

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

08/11/98
WGN WOOD IF THEY COULD, AND IT TURNS OUT THEY CAN

The Tribune Co. "finally acknowledged that moving so many Cubs games from WGN to CLTV was a mistake" as it announced that four Cubs games would be moved to the station from CLTV, beginning Sunday, whe

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, News Corp./Fox, Media

08/11/98
FOX SPORTS ONLINE PLANNING ATTACK ON WEB COMPETITORS

Fox Sports "is planning an assault on the leaders of online sports -- ESPN SportsZone and CBS SportsLine -- with a relaunch of its Web site and an aggressive integrated advertising strategy" later thi

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Puma, Media, SportsLine.com, Walt Disney

08/11/98
COLUMNIST HAS A PLAN FOR OAKLAND, RAIDERS TO BURY HATCHET

The Raiders'' deal with Oakland and Alameda County "can be changed to make it work for both sides," according to Glenn Dickey of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Dickey wrote that, among other moves, the lawsuits

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Oakland Raiders

08/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Saatchi & Saatchi PLC promoted KEVIN ROBERTS to CEO, effective January 1. Roberts has been with the agency for 15 months (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8/11)....MLS named ED LYNCH as Dir of Business Developmen

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, MLS, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

08/11/98
OLYMPIC NOTES: IOC LOOKS FOR WAYS TO COMBAT DOPING

An unscheduled meeting of the IOC Executive Board will convene August 20 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the "single subject: fighting doping in sports," according to Mike Gorrell of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE.

Tags: IOC, Olympics, USOC

08/11/98
MANNING THE SAILS: PEYTON THE GOLDEN BOY AMONG NFL ROOKIES

Colts QB Peyton Manning has signed an endorsement deal with Sprint and will become a national spokesperson for a Sprint-sponsored education program, while appearing on TV spots and phone cards. SPORTS

Tags: IMG, Indianapolis Colts, NFL, Sprint, Visa

08/11/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In N.Y., Richard Sandomir profiles the Beanie Baby craze, calling them "baseball''s fuzziest saviors." MLB VP/Team Services Mark Gorris, on the Beanie Baby promo at the MLB All-Star Game: "I expected

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Foot Locker/Venator Group, MLB

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