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01/07/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TY VOTAW, special assistant to the Commissioner/General Counsel, has been promoted to VP/Business Affairs for the LPGA. Votaw will handle all business deals, including sponsorships and TV rights negot

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, LPGA, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Phoenix Coyotes, People and Pop Culture, Vancouver Canucks

01/07/98
WILL MICKELSON HIT INCENTIVES CAP IN NEW YONEX DEAL?

Phil Mickelson''s equipment deal with Yonex may be worth "between" $20M-25M over five years depending on incentives, according to an AP report on ESPN SportsZone. In return, Yonex "has language in the

Tags: ESPN, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

01/07/98
ATLANTA NHL EXPANSION TEAM FILES SUIT OVER THRASHER NAME

The Atlanta NHL expansion team which plans to be called the Thrashers "has filed a federal lawsuit" against the owner of a S.F.-based skateboard magazine named Thrasher and "seeks a court order giving

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Franchises, NHL, Time Warner

01/07/98
MEDIA NOTES

MADDEN TO MNF? USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke reports that Fox NFL analyst John Madden, whose contract expires after Sunday''s NFC Championship game, "appears headed" to ABC''s Monday Night Football. Martz

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Media, Walt Disney

01/07/98
WOMEN'S SPORTS MARKETING CONFERENCE MARCH 19 & 20 IN NYC

Strategic Research Institute offers its second annual event for marketers to capitalize on the boom in women''s sports. Topics include corporate sponsor opportunities, media coverage, athlete endorsem

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Classified Advertisements, Fila USA, Nike, Reebok, Walt Disney

01/07/98
TOM HICKS TO BE TWO-SPORT OWNER WITH $250M DEAL FOR RANGERS

Stars Owner Tom Hicks is buying the MLB Rangers, paying what a source says is $250M for the team, the ballpark lease and surrounding property, according to Sullivan & Schnurman of the FT. WORTH STAR-T

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Franchises, MLB, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers

01/07/98
NBC SHOPPING NBA AD PACKAGES; ARE NETWORKS DUCKING THE RING?

NBC "has begun approaching automakers and athletic shoe companies," seeking four-year NBA ad packages that would extend from ''98-99 through 2001-02, according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIAWEEK. The

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBA, NBC, Nike, Reebok, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/07/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Edmonton, Jac MacDonald reports that Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB) "has tightened its grip" on the business affairs of the NHL Oilers by appointing its second rep on the team''s Board of Director

Tags: Continental Airlines, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, Brooklyn Nets, NHL, Southwest Sports Group, YankeeNets

01/07/98
THE PATH TO POWER IN BASEBALL? MAKE THEM FEHR YOU

BASEBALL AMERICA lists its annual "25 Most Influential" people in baseball (BASEBALL AMERICA, 1/19): RANK NAME POSITION/ORGANIZATION 1) Don Fehr Exec Dir, MLBPA 2) Bud Selig Acting Commissioner/CEO, B

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Sports, Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Mariners, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

01/07/98
BOWLEN WINS TAX RULING AGAINST IRS ON BRONCOS PURCHASE

A federal tax court "has upheld the way" Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen valued the team when he purchased it in ''84, according to the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS. The decision "allows him to retain" a $1.35M tax d

Tags: Denver Broncos, Franchises

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