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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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08/04/98
PHILLY DAILY NEWS TARGETS VETERANS STADIUM ALCOHOL POLICY

An "unwritten rule" that lets fans "avoid the high price of Veterans Stadium beer is under review" by Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell''s office, according to Don Russell of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS.

Tags: Facilities

08/04/98
CBS'S $25M AD PACKAGE WITH PENNZOIL KEEPS TIES WITH SPORTS

CBS Corp. has signed Pennzoil Products Co. to a "sweeping pact" worth as much as $25M, CBS'' first-ever deal across all its divisions, including the CBS-TV network, TNN, and CBS O&Os, according to Chu

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, NASCAR, NFL, Pennzoil, R J Reynolds, TNN, Viacom

08/04/98
LEAGUE NOTES

IS SCHILLER THE MAN WITH A PLAN? THE SPORTING NEWS'' Chris Jenkins examines the Turner/NBC proposed football league. John Hancock Mutual Life President & CEO David D''Alessandro: "If anybody can pull

Tags: AFL, Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Calgary Flames, ESPN, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, MLB, MLS, NBC, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

08/04/98
RAVENS DEAL WITH DISPLACED FANS AS STADIUM OPENS

After seeing their seats for the first time at an open- house Thursday, "several hundred" Ravens fans "have asked the team to move them to a new location," according to Jon Morgan of the Baltimore SUN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

08/04/98
FINANCE NOTES

Evenflo & Spalding Holdings Corp. is splitting the company to divide Evenflo''s child products from Spalding Sports and its Top-Flite golf balls and Etonic running shoes. Two shareholders, Kohlberg Kr

Tags: Finance, Int'l Speedway Corp., Russell Athletic

08/04/98
ALPHABET CITY: GO NEW YORK, GO NEW YORK, GO -- TO THE BANK

Jesse Itzler and partner Kenny Dichter, who this past June sold their Alphabet City recording label to The Marquee Group, each stand to gain $1.5M in cash and $500,000 in stock, according to Beth Pisk

Tags: Clear Channel/SFX Sports

08/04/98
THE GART OF DEAL-MAKING: IS VENATOR'S TSA BID FADING?

As of now, it looks as if Gart Sports "has the upper hand" in the bidding for The Sports Authority, as Venator Group''s stock drop "is depressing the value of its all-stock offer," according to David

Tags: Finance, Foot Locker/Venator Group, The Sports Authority

08/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The National Boxing Association elected WALTER FLANSBURG as its new President (USA TODAY, 8/4)....The eight schools planning to leave the WAC "hope to bring" former NCAA President GENE CORRIGAN on boa

Tags: NCAA, People and Pop Culture

08/04/98
MYSTICS FEELING THE MAGIC OF WIDE-RANGING FAN BASE

Attendance figures for the first-year WNBA Mystics "are nothing short of amazing -- not far behind the NBA Wizards and downright even with" the Capitals, according to Marc Fisher on the front page of

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Wizards, WNBA

08/04/98
FACILITY NOTES

The Pirates'' new ballpark "will be named after a Fortune 500 company with operations in Pittsburgh, according to a letter from the team." MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will be in Pittsburgh''s Clemente

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates

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