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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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10/08/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

DAVID BOBER has formed a new marketing, licensing and representation company called Bober Associates, Inc (BAI). Among Bober''s clients: U.S. women''s soccer Olympic gold medalists MIA HAMM, KRISTINE

Tags: ABC, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

10/08/98
SI FOR KIDS OMNIBUS STUDY: FAVORITE CLOTHING BRANDS

In its latest Omnibus Study, SI For Kids surveyed kids 13 and under in February and May ''98, asking what is their favorite brand of clothing with a sports team logo. Total sample: 613 kids (February

Tags: Nike, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, The Back of the Book, Washington Nationals

10/08/98
NIKE ON A WILSKEY BINGE? NAME NEW EXEC OF U.S. MARKETING

Nike named MIKE WILSKEY, formerly VP/Global Brand Marketing, to succeed BOB WOOD as VP/U.S. Marketing. Wood was named Nike Golf President, a newly-created standalone business. In addition, KEVIN WULFF

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

10/08/98
MICKEY ON BROADWAY: ESPN TO LAUNCH TIMES SQUARE RESTAURANT

ESPN and Disney formally announced plans to open a 42,000-square-foot ESPN Zone in Times Square next summer. The N.Y. site will become the flagship for the entertainment destination, following up on t

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

10/07/98
NIKE TO GO AHEAD WITH $30-50M ALPHA CAMPAIGN, MINUS SWOOSH

Nike "finally has given the green light" to an ad campaign for the U.S. launch of its Alpha project, according to Jeff Jensen of AD AGE. The campaign will be handled by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners,

Tags: Nike, NikeTown, Sports Illustrated, Wieden Kennedy

10/07/98
NOT HAVING WRIGHT STUFF MAY BE REASON FOR ALCS RATINGS DROP

NBC earned a 10.3/17 preliminary overnight rating for last night''s Game One of the Yankees-Indians ALCS. That is down 11% from the 11.6/19 earned for NBC''s coverage of the Marlins-Braves ''97 NLCS G

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/07/98
BRYDEN CAMPAIGNS FOR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING OF SENATORS

Senators Majority Owner Rod Bryden said his financing plan "to ensure the club''s viability for this year" received "''overwhelming'' approval" in a meeting with 68 limited partners Monday, according

Tags: Franchises, Ottawa Senators

10/07/98
HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR MEN? ORIOLES' PAYROLL APPROACHES $89M

Salary commitments "attached" to the Orioles'' fourth- place finish will "likely approach" $89M after the team pays a $12M luxury tax on its league-high $77.11M payroll, according to Joe Strauss of th

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, MLB

10/07/98
MARBURY SEEKING FAME? YOUNG PUP DROPS FLEISHER, EYEING FALK

T-Wolves G Stephon Marbury has "dropped" his agent, Eric Fleisher, according to Steve Aschburner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Fleisher, who negotiated T-Wolves F Kevin Garnett''s $126M contract, s

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves

10/07/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

AND 1 signed Shammond Williams to a shoe and apparel deal. Williams was the Bulls'' second-round pick, but was then traded to the Hawks (AND 1)....Former Orioles Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell have s

Tags: And 1, Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Bulls, Eastman Kodak, NCAA, Time Warner

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