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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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08/10/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s select network sporting events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Galaxy-Fir

Tags: ABC, AEG, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Foot Locker/Venator Group, General Motors, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLB, MLS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MSG named ROBERT POLLICHINO as its new Exec VP/Finance. Pollichino served as Rainbow Sports Senior VP for the last five years (MSG)....The 76ers promoted Dir of Marketing LARA WHITE to VP/Communicatio

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Kansas City Royals, Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture

08/10/98
DOLAN GROUP CONFIRMS BROWNS BID; POLICY SAYS HE'S SORRY?

Larry Dolan said Friday that his group has sent in its preliminary offer for the Browns. Dolan wouldn''t say how much his group had bid (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/8). BROWNS DERBY: In San Diego, Jerry

Tags: Boston Bruins, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, NFL

08/10/98
FEERICK SCHEDULES KEY GRIEVANCE HEARING FOR AUGUST 24

Arbitrator John Feerick has set August 24 for a hearing on the NBPA''s grievance over the league''s failure to pay players with guaranteed contracts their salaries during the lockout, according to Mur

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, SportsLine.com, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

08/10/98
AD AGENCY EXEC CAUTIONS AGAINST RELYING ON ATHLETE ENDORSERS

Guest Columnist Brett Shevack, CEO of Partners & Shevack, NY, wrote an op-ed on the declining value of athletes as product endorsers in Sunday''s N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Shevack: "Unless a company can form a

Tags: Nike

08/10/98
RAVENS NEW DIGS GET RAVE REVIEWS, BUT IT'S NOT ORIOLE PARK

The Ravens opened their new stadium with a 19-14 exhibition win over the Bears in front of 65,938 fans on Saturday night (WASHINGTON POST, 8/9). In Baltimore, the SUN''s architecture critic Edward Gun

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Facilities

08/10/98
AN AP-PRENTICE HELPER IN K.C.; BIG UNIT = BIG CROWDS IN TX

K.C. mortgage banker James Nutter Jr. will invest $3-5M of his "personal money" in Miles Prentice''s group to buy the Royals, according to Charles Crumpley of the K.C. STAR. Nutter, Exec VP of his fat

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, MLB, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

08/10/98
FACILITY NOTES

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, a Tampa resident, is one of the 168 luxury box owners at the Bucs'' new Raymond James Stadium (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/9)....The San Diego City Council voted to put the p

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, YankeeNets

08/10/98
SELIG TALKS UP REVENUE SHARING; LEVINE PROFILED IN NEW YORK

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is interviewed by Sam Donnellon of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, who writes, "How much of [MLB''s] renaissance is attributable to the efforts of Selig and his supporters is s

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

08/10/98
HENRY INCREASES OFFER FOR MARLINS; IS SMILEY BID FADING?

FL business exec John Henry "has increased his initial bid" for the Marlins and has offered $150M to team Owner Wayne Huizenga, "the highest confirmed offer that Huizenga has received," according to B

Tags: Cablevision, Miami Marlins, Franchises, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

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