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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 05 / 15

“Normally, in the third round, the third day of a draft, we're showing fans, diehards asleep in the fourth level of Radio City Music Hall. Now there were a quarter of a million people strolling around Grant Park” – NFL Network’s Rich Eisen , on the NFL Draft in Chicago this ...

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MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Grizzlies-Spurs, followed by Bucks-Magic. The first NHL report, at 4:34 into the broadcast, was Capit

Tags: ABC, Arizona Diamondbacks, CBS, Chicago Bears, Colorado Rockies, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Orlando Magic, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Penguins, RDV Sports, San Antonio Spurs, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

04/18/00
IN EFFORT TO BOOST JORDAN BRAND, NIKE TO LIMIT SUPPLY

In an effort "to restore some luster to its showcase sub-brand," Nike is "cutting retail distribution" of the Jordan Brand footwear line "in half beginning with the critical back-to-school selling sea

Tags: Nike

04/18/00
WHO RULES TORONTO? SHOULD LEAFS SUPERSEDE RAPTORS HOME DATE?

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment President Richard Peddie disputed a report yesterday that if the NBA "wanted" a Knicks-Raptors playoff game on Saturday, April 29, the Raptors "would kick the Leafs o

Tags: Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, NHL, Media, Toronto Raptors

04/18/00
SEEKING SOME WEB ENLIGHTENMENT: IOC CALLS FOR SUMMIT

The IOC will invite more than 200 sports and media technology officials to Lausanne in November for a "world summit on Internet issues and opportunities," according to USA TODAY''s Mike Dodd. The conf

Tags: ESPN, IOC, NBC, Olympics, Walt Disney

04/18/00
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

MVP.com has named Edelman PR Worldwide, Chicago, as its PR agency of record (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/18)....Fans at tonight''s Hornets-Cavs game shorter than 5-foot-5 G Earl Boykins will be admitted for $5

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New Orleans Pelicans, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner

04/18/00
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: Final NHL Eastern Conference Announced Attendance HOME ''99-00 FINAL ATT. ''98-99 TEAM DATES AVG. TOTAL %CAP AVG. % +/- MON 41 20,206 828,437 95.0% 20,741 -2.6% PHI 41 19,634 805,014 100.6% 19,

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Gale Force Holdings, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, PepsiCo, The Back of the Book, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs

04/18/00
WHILE PAUL ALLEN LOOKS ON, COYOTES DEAL ALMOST COMPLETE

Coyotes Owner Richard Burke "has signed a deal that gives Los Arcos developer Steve Ellman 45 days to buy the team for about" $87M, according to team sources cited by Chip Scutari of the ARIZONA REPUB

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Arizona Coyotes

04/18/00
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSTS SPORTS MARKETING ACADEMY

The University of Kentucky will host its third annual Sports Marketing Academy, May 8-11, at the U.K. Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics. Corporate, collegiate and high school marke

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04/18/00
SPORTVISION GAINS AN EDGE, ACQUIRES COMPANY IN STOCK DEAL

N.Y.-based Sportvision has agreed to a stock-for-stock deal to acquire Coach''s Edge, which develops enhanced computer animation technology for Internet and sports broadcasting. Sportvision is best kn

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04/17/00
TAGLIABUE SAYS SALARY CAP SOUND; CHARACTER STILL AN ISSUE

After Keyshawn Johnson was traded by the Jets and signed an eight-year, $56M contract with the Bucs, two NFLPA player reps said that they "planned to address" the league''s salary cap with NFLPA offic

Tags: ABC, CBS, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, New York Jets, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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