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Former NHLer STEVE MOORE yesterday "received an out-of-court settlement" in his civil suit against the Canucks and NHL free agent TODD BERTUZZI . The suit was "scheduled to go to trial Sept. 8 in Toronto, and witnesses were to include" NHL Commissioner GARY BETTMAN . A lawyer for Bertuzzi said t...

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10/06/98
CBS TO USE HDTV FOR NFL GAME; SEEN BY LIMITED VIEWERSHIP

CBS said the November 8 Bills-Jets game will be the first NFL game to be broadcast live on high definition television (HDTV). The telecast will be the first of four HDTV NFL games presented by CBS Spo

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Kansas City Chiefs, Madison Square Garden, New York Jets, New York Rangers, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Viacom

10/06/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The WNBA named DON RUTLEDGE its Supervisor of Officials (WNBA)....The International Basketball League named GEORGE BLANEY VP/Basketball Operations. Blaney will assist each team''s franchise operations

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10/06/98
SELIG STILL BACKS BROCHU; AFTER TODAY'S NEWS, HE'LL NEED IT

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Expos President Claude Brochu met with Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard yesterday regarding a new ballpark for the team, but Brochu said that Bouchard "had not budged" in

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, MLB

10/06/98
BANKRUPT ON THE BEACH? AVP IN PERIL AS TWO SPONSORS SIDE OUT

The "woes" of the AVP continue "as two of its biggest sponsors, Honda and Miller Brewing, have pulled out, and league officials talk frankly about filing for bankruptcy," according to Terry Lefton of

Tags: Fila USA, Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/06/98
NIKE COMMITTED TO SPORTS ENDORSERS; ASSIGN BUILDING BLOCKS

Nike said in a release that despite plans to make significant cuts in its endorsement spending, it was not shifting its sports marketing strategy in "any fundamental way." Nike VP/Global Brand Managem

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10/06/98
STILL IN THE GAME: NHL RENEWS APPAREL DEAL WITH CCM

SLM Int''l subsidiaries Sport Maska and Maska -- under the CCM brand name -- have signed a new five-year apparel license deal with the NHL, with an option year. CCM''s current license agreement with t

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10/06/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

Following the death of co-Owner Gene Autry last week, Disney now has "an option to buy" the remaining shares of the Angels and is "expected to exercise" the option "in the coming months" (ORANGE COUNT

Tags: AFL, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Pistons, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

10/06/98
MLB'S BABY STEPS: FINAL REGULAR SEASON RATINGS UP 15%

The following lists Fox''s final MLB national ratings for the last three seasons. This year''s 3.1/10 represents a 15% increase over last year''s ratings, and is the largest increase in MLB viewership

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10/06/98
LEAGUE NOTES

Speedway Motorsports CEO Bruton Smith, on NASCAR''s Winston Cup circuit: "Every week it''s the same thing. It''s either car 24 (Jeff Gordon) or car 6 (Mark Martin) racing with each other. ... Are the

Tags: Denver Broncos, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, NFL, R J Reynolds

10/06/98
MIKE MCCASKEY NO LONGER WANTS TO HEAR A SOLDIER'S STORY

Bears President Michael McCaskey said he "would rather remain in Chicago in a new stadium built with public and private money than move to a privately financed stadium in suburban Elk Grove Village,"

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