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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

04 / 23 / 14

Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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12/19/97
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE '97-98 BOWL LINE-UP

The following lists the ''97-98 college bowl schedule, including title sponsorship, length of sponsorship deal, teams, payout per-team, date and TV carrier (THE DAILY): BOWL SPONSOR LENGTH TEAMS PAYOU

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Colleges, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, FedEx, McDonalds, NBC, New York Liberty, Oakland Athletics, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Toyota, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/19/97
AND ALL THOSE HOO'S DOWN IN HOBOKEN LIKE THE DEVILS A LOT!

Devils Owner John McMullen will hold a press conference today at Hoboken City Hall where he is expected to announced his "grand plan to move the Devils to a new arena," according to Jon Gelberg of the

Tags: Facilities, New Jersey Devils, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

12/19/97
IVERSON AD CONTROVERSY CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR

WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, a UPN station, received "a negative reaction" from a promotional 76ers spot featuring Allen Iverson and now-former-76er Eric Montross, according to Bill Fleishman in the PHILA

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia 76ers, UPN

12/19/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DC-based F.A.M.E. promoted G. MICHAEL HIGGINS from Senior VP to Exec VP; NINA MITCHELL from VP/Finance to Senior VP/Finance; DAVID BAUMAN from Dir of Legal Affairs to VP/Legal Affairs and BRAIN OURAND

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/19/97
DO YOU MAKE WHAT THEY MAKE? IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, AT UNC

UNC officials released financial terms of personal- services contracts between Nike and six of the school''s coaches on Thursday, and Steve Elling of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER writes "the figures ar

Tags: Nike, Washington Nationals

12/19/97
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? A PRINCE, A PRINCE, BOXING TONIGHT

HBO will televise the Prince Naseem Hamed-Kevin Kelly WBO featherweight title bout tonight from MSG at 9:00 pm ET. HBO has a six-fight deal worth a "reported" $12M with Hamed (NEWSDAY, 12/19). In Bost

Tags: Cablevision, Events and Attractions, HBO, Madison Square Garden, Time Warner

12/19/97
BETTER WATCH OUT: LOCAL GROUP IS COMING FOR NHL OILERS

Local suitors for the NHL Oilers "are gathering momentum, but they''re not ready to throw their weight behind a new offer" for the team before Christmas, according to Jac MacDonald of the EDMONTON JOU

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL

12/19/97
O' LITTLE SECTION OF MEDIA NOTES

In his year-in-review column, NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay calls NBC and Turner''s NBA TV contract the "Riskiest Deal" of the year, citing the NBA''s "uncertain future with the retirement of one-man ratings

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

12/19/97
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

ESPN Chilton surveyed 261 people, age 12+, on last year''s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Last year, 49% respondents were "at least a little bit interested in the Championships." The top perceived

Tags: American Express, Coca-Cola, ESPN, McDonalds, Nike, PepsiCo, Sprint, The Back of the Book, Visa, Walt Disney

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