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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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NBA/UNION MEET TODAY; DENBERG QUOTES ONE PLAYER DISSIN' BIRD

For the first time in 45 days, NBA owners and players "will hold formal talks aimed at ending the lockout," but it "remains to be seen if today''s meeting will produce progress or more posturing," acc

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/06/98
NEW COLLEGIATE LEAGUE TO SELL NAMING RIGHTS TO EACH TEAM

Owners of the fledgling Collegiate Professional Basketball League are trying to sell naming rights to the league''s teams to "drum up corporate support," according to John Lombardo of the SPORTSBUSINE

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08/06/98
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Pennzoil''s recent comprehensive ad deal with CBS, worth a reported $25M, was examined by CNBC''s Don Dahler, who said, "In the past, media companies have tried to push what they call cross-marketing.

Tags: CBS, NFL, Pennzoil, Viacom

08/06/98
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08/05/98
NBA, PART II: HUNTER SAYS UNION WON'T LET BIRD RULE FLY

NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter dismissed a report by Jeffrey Denberg that appeared in the Atlanta Constitution and on ESPN SportsZone, which quoted an unnamed player saying that the Bird exception could b

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, SportsLine.com, Walt Disney

08/05/98
LEAGUE NOTES

In Chicago, Ron Rapoport: "Three WNBA coaches fired in nine days? And to think there are those who said women''s basketball would never catch up to the men''s game" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/5)....The six

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08/05/98
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Disney has "offered to pay" the NHL "about" $400M for five-year exclusive broadcast rights on ABC and ESPN, "roughly double the combined annual rate now paid" by ESPN and Fox Sports, according to Caul

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08/05/98
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08/05/98
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MLB "must cope with a widely unpredictable TV puzzle: Lining up coverage of something that might play out over days or hours and maybe involve three players -- or none at all," according to USA TODAY'

Tags: ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

08/05/98
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