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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic will launch his own website at DKonPittsburghsports.com ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 7/21 ). The Ashwaubenon, Wis., Village Board yesterday "unanimously approved" renaming a street Mike McCarthy Way in honor of the Packers coach within the ne...

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07/16/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Jazz F KARL MALONE, who has repped himself "for years," said he signed with agent DWIGHT MANLEY recently because "the people that have agents seem to be the people who get the (big) contracts." Manley

Tags: Green Bay Packers, LPGA, Miami Heat, Southwest Sports Group, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Texas Rangers, Time Warner, Utah Jazz

07/16/98
TAYLOR MADE READY TO ENTER BALL GAME AFTER PLANT PURCHASE

Taylor Made Golf has purchased part of MS-based golf ball manufacturer Hansberger Precision Golf (HPG), which makes RAM Tour golf balls, according to Bruce Bigelow of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Term

Tags: Russell Athletic, Washington Nationals

07/16/98
NFL TEAM NOTES: DON'T PUT THE BROWNS IN CANTON JUST YET

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton announced that its ''99 Hall of Fame exhibition game between the Browns and Cowboys has been "pushed back a week" from August 7 to August 14, due to scheduling

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

07/16/98
PROPOSAL TO KEEP TWINS IN TOWN HAS MSFC DROPPING LAWSUIT

The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC) "offered Wednesday to drop its lawsuit against the Twins in exchange for the team making a commitment to stay in Minnesota for at least two more se

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings

07/16/98
EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING: U2 ROADIE LEADS RAVENS TECH

A $10M audio-visual system at the Ravens'' new stadium will provide an "electronics extravaganza that may very well end up as the most memorable aspect of a Ravens game and set a new standard for outd

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

07/16/98
L.A. TIMES REPORT HAD DILLER IN TALKS WITH THE PEACOCK

USA Networks Chair Barry Diller "held primary discussions in the last month" with GE Corp. about "merging" NBC and USA in a stock swap that would be valued at "between" $15-20B, according to sources "

Tags: NBC, Media, USA Networks

07/16/98
SI FOR KIDS AND ISI TO PARTNER IN EFFORT TO EXPAND BRAND

In an effort to extend its brand into the consumer product marketplace, SI For Kids has partnered with NJ-based ISI, which will serve as its licensing rep. SI For Kids licensed product will target kid

Tags: Sports Illustrated

07/16/98
MSG/CHECKETTS CITE "LOYALTY" AS ALBERT RETURNS IN NEW ROLE

MSG Network rehired Marv Albert nearly 10 months after the sportscaster resigned following a guilty plea to a misdemeanor assault charge, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Albert will h

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Madison Square Garden, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Media

07/15/98
WELCOME TO THE GARAGE: PANTHERS ANNOUNCE DEAL WITH NATIONAL

The NHL Panthers'' new Sunrise arena will be called the "National Car Rental Center," as the deal was officially announced Tuesday, according to Alan Snel of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. The $10-y

Tags: Facilities, Florida Panthers, PGA Tour

07/15/98
JUSTIN TIME: A MASTER-FUL DEAL FOR REIGNING BRITISH CHAMP

Justin Leonard has signed a multi-year endorsement agreement with MasterCard Inc. (MC), and will be featured in the credit card company''s "Priceless" ad campaign as well as related promotions. A new

Tags: ABC, ESPN, MasterCard, Walt Disney

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