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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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11/02/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 12:00am ET edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter," FSN''s 11:00pm ET "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South) and CNN/SI''s 11:00pm ET "Sports Tonight" all led with the death of Walter

Tags: ABC, CBS, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Stars, ESPN, MLB, MLS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Southwest Sports Group, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/02/99
TRUE VALUE READY TO IROC: INKS TITLE DEAL WITH RACING SERIES

The Int''l Race of Champions (IROC) has inked a multi- year deal making True Value the exclusive title sponsor of the series. The deal, which coincides with True Value''s move to combine its True Valu

11/02/99
FACILITY NOTES

The WALL STREET JOURNAL''s Glenn Burkins reports that the Teamsters want the Redskins to "rethink" selling stadium naming rights to FedEx. The union "might use" the facility "for picketing or other fo

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, FedEx, NHL, Arizona Coyotes, Washington Redskins

11/02/99
JIM GRAY MAY DO MORE THAN GET BY OR SURVIVE, HE MAY THRIVE

NBC Sports announcer Jim Gray is "in a position to make major personal gains" following his controversial interview with Pete Rose, according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. A sports media

Tags: NBC, Media

11/02/99
DECISION DAY, II: SPURS AWAIT OUTCOME OF HUGE REFERENDUM

Today''s weather forecast in San Antonio calls for fair conditions and temperatures in the 60s as Bexar County voters decide whether to increase local hotel occupancy and car-rental taxes to help fund

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs

11/01/99
TWO PACTS HELP ESPN BOOST ITS REGIONAL COMPETITION WITH FSN

ESPN''s recent deals with New England Sports Network (NESN) and Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) signal that ESPN "may be preparing to challenge Fox''s dominance" in the regional sports business, accord

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

11/01/99
CART SUFFERS A TRAGIC LOSS IN SEASON-ENDING RACE IN CA

"Fun and games gave way to tragedy Sunday as CART driver Greg Moore became the first fatality in the three- year history" of the CA Speedway during yesterday''s season- ending Marlboro 500, according

Tags: ABC, Champ Car World Series, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

11/01/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

N.Y.''s WFAN and Philadelphia''s WYSP both mistakenly reported Sunday that WALTER PAYTON had died. Both stations "issued retractions hours later" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 11/1). WFAN Program Dir Mark Chern

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, People and Pop Culture, SportsLine.com

11/01/99
SCHILLER, A HEADLIGHT ON A NORTHBOUND TRAIN, HEADED TO N.Y.

HARVEY SCHILLER "has resigned" as Turner Sports and Thrashers President and is "expected to accept a newly created position" as CEO of YankeeNets, according to Jeff Schultz of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, YankeeNets

11/01/99
LADIES FIRST? WNBA BOOSTS SLIPPING NBA MERCHANDISE SALES

With NBA merchandise sales "still hurting from last year''s lockout and the retirement" of Michael Jordan, the league is "watching women players boost merchandise sales," according to Dennis Blank of

Tags: Cablevision, MLB, NBA, New York Liberty, NFL, SGMA, WNBA

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