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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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06/05/98
FACILITY NOTES

In Toronto, Nicolaas van Rijn reports that the Air Canada Centre is 60% "complete and on schedule -- eight months away from completion and its February, 1999, opening" (TORONTO STAR, 6/5)....Over 5,00

Tags: Facilities, IndyCar, NASCAR

06/05/98
PICTURE PERFECT? CANON MAY RE-UP HARTFORD PGA TOUR EVENT

Canon "is close" to signing a four-year extension with the Greater Hartford Open (GHO) as part of the PGA Tour''s "new plan to get long-term commitments from title sponsors," according to Bruce Berlet

Tags: PGA Tour

06/05/98
IHL TEST GOAL ADS WITH FREE POWERADE DISPLAY IN FINALS

The IHL has joined with Coca-Cola in an advertising experiment where it will display the PowerAde logo on the top of the goal nets during the Wolves-Vipers Turner Cup Final. The new advertising, which

Tags: Coca-Cola, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment

06/05/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

For the second straight year, the Mavericks will not raise ticket prices (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/5)....Sixty-five Eagles staff members, along with 31 players, helped students from five area schools pu

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, ECHL, Franchises, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Philadelphia Eagles, Southwest Sports Group, Tampa Bay Lightning

06/05/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Despite a report in the Charlotte Observer yesterday, Tellem & Associates told THE DAILY that while Arn Tellem has worked with Scott Montross in the past with regards to his son Eric, Tellem will be t

Tags: Callaway Golf, Heineken, IMG, USGA

06/05/98
LEAGUE NOTES

FOOTBALL: USA TODAY''s Gordon Forbes writes on the franchise fee for the Browns and wonders, "Is [Cowboys Owner] Jerry Jones playing mind games with the bidders by predicting a $700M bid?" Jones: "I d

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, NFL

06/05/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s sporting events. All times are ET. The numbers are gathered from the networks (THE DAILY): EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "NBA on NBC": Bulls-Pacers Game

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBA, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, PGA Tour, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/05/98
CHERNIN TO AFFILS: THERE COULD BE HELL TO PAY IF NO DEAL

News Corp. President Peter Chernin told Fox affils that they "must show greater willingness to share programming costs with the network if they want to stay competitive," during Fox''s affils conferen

Tags: CBS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom

06/05/98
GUTHRIDGE FULFILLS OLD TAR HEEL TRADITION, SIGNS WITH NIKE

ESPN''s Rich Eisen reported last night that UNC men''s basketball coach Bill Guthridge signed a five-year, $2.25M shoe contract with Nike, a deal worth "more than three times his coaching salary" ("Sp

Tags: ESPN, NCAA, Nike, Walt Disney

06/05/98
CUP CRAZY: ABC, ESPN AND ESPN2 GEAR UP FOR WORLD CUP ACTION

Four years "after scoring surprisingly high" ratings with the World Cup, ESPN and ABC "are hoping for a repeat performance this summer," according to Breznick & Reynolds of CABLE WORLD. Along with ESP

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

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