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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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06/30/98
PROSECUTION WRAPS UP KING CASE; JURY TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS

During closing arguments in the Don King fraud trial, Assistant U.S. District Attorney Christine Chung "described Don King ... as a liar who fraudulently collected $350,000 in insurance after a 1991 f

Tags: Law and Politics

06/30/98
THE MOTOR CITY ROLLS TO NO. 1 IN THE SPORTING NEWS' RANKINGS

THE SPORTING NEWS named Detroit its "1998 Best Sports City." TSN Managing Editor Bob Hille cited the Red Wings'' back-to-back Stanley Cups, the Univ. of MI''s national football title and the number of

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Vulcan Ventures

06/30/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

AD AGE lists its "Marketing 100," a salute to "those visionaries who latch onto an idea, run with it and achieve their goal of greater sales or recognition." Among those on this year''s list: NBA Exec

Tags: Callaway Golf, NASCAR, NBA, Nike, PGA Tour, Washington Nationals

06/30/98
TAGLIABUE PRAISES HOUSTON PLAN, IS CITY ONE UP ON L.A.?

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "lauded" Houston leaders Monday "for their unified effort to get another team," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Williams writes that such unity "is

Tags: Franchises, NFL

06/30/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BILL PETERSON joins One-On-One Sports as Exec VP/Dir of Network Sales. Peterson was Dir of Sales at Interep Radio (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 6/29 issue)....ROBERT HAMPTON was named Division Manager for Sp

Tags: Chicago Cubs, People and Pop Culture

06/30/98
NEWS CORP. ANNOUNCES FOX IPO: HOPES TO BRING IN $2-4B

News Corp. unveiled plans Monday for a stock offering to include 20% of its film, broadcasting and sports assets -- including the Dodgers -- in a deal that could raise "up to" $2B for the company, whi

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Finance, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Time Warner, Viacom

06/30/98
ESPN'S X-CELLENT ADVENTURES: "MOST SUCCESSFUL" GAMES YET

This summer''s X Games have been the "most successful of the four summer editions of the made-for-TV alternative sports festival," according to USA TODAY''s Sal Ruibal. More than 250,000 fans attended

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/30/98
MEDIA NOTES

RATINGS: Not including last weekend''s coverage, CBS''s first-year ratings for its PBA telecasts were averaging a 1.6, compared to the 1.9 earned last year by ABC. CBS Sports President Sean McManus ca

Tags: ABC, CBS, HBO, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, PBA, Showtime, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/30/98
FACILITY NOTES

In Boston, Will McDonough reported that the Red Sox are awaiting a final report from consulting company Arthur Andersen on the economic feasibility of a new Fenway Park. If the report says the team ca

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Carolina Hurricanes, Facilities, Gale Force Holdings, Minnesota Wild, New England Patriots, New York Liberty, NHL, PepsiCo, US West/Qwest

06/30/98
SEAVER MARKETING TO PRESENT HITTS FOR INDUSTRY'S YOUNG GUNS

CA-based Seaver Marketing Group will bring together sports industry execs for two days of intensive training at HITTS ''98, to be held July 25-26 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Resort in St. L

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Wilson Sporting Goods

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