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06/10/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: The Mets drew 30,336 last night for Hideo Nomo''s pitching debut. On Monday and Tuesday, 12,336 tickets were sold for the game against the Devil Rays (N.Y. TIMES, 6/10). The more than 12,000 in w

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, MLB, New York Mets, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Sears, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Utah Jazz, WNBA

06/10/98
NHL GAME ONE EARNS 3.6/6; LEVEL OF PLAY GETS CHECKED

Fox''s coverage of last night''s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals featuring the Capitals and Red Wings earned a 3.6/6 overnight rating. The rating is down 29% from last year''s Saturday night 5.1/10

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Washington Capitals, Wilson Sporting Goods

06/10/98
CHAMPION JOINS IN: SET TO ROLL WITH NEW WNBA TV SPOT

Champion will debut a 30-second TV spot showcasing its WNBA apparel line during the league''s first nationally televised game of the season on Lifetime tomorrow night. The spot, which continues Champi

Tags: American Express, Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Fila USA, Foot Locker/Venator Group, General Motors, NBA, NBC, Nike, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy, WNBA

06/10/98
NEW SYDNEY OLYMPIC CONTRACTS PUT BAN ON VIRTUAL ADVERTISING

Sydney 2000 Olympics organizers have built new clauses into contracts with TV broadcasters of the Games, "forbidding" the use of virtual advertising" during coverage of the Games, according to AD AGE.

Tags: IOC, NBC, Olympics

06/10/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: MLS Attendance through June 7 ''98 YEAR-TO-DATE   COMPARISONS TEAM DATES AVERAGE TOTAL % CAP ''97 AVG. % +/- Los Angeles 7 24,447 171,133 93.7% 19,800 +23% Chicago^ 6 23,725 142,351 95.1%

Tags: MLS, The Back of the Book

06/10/98
IF SMILEY BID FAILS, ANOTHER GROUP READY TO REEL IN FISH

Another potential buyer for the Marlins stepped forward on Tuesday, according to Snel & Fins of the Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. Charles Dusseau, a former Miami-Dade Commissioner and the Secretary of

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises

06/10/98
GENERAL MOTORS BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF "SPORTSCENTURY"

General Motors has signed on as the presenting sponsor of ESPN''s "SportsCentury," the 18-month event debuting in September that reviews the greatest sports events, athletes, coaches, dynasties and de

Tags: ABC, ESPN, General Motors, Walt Disney

06/10/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

RICK TELANDER names his All-NBA writer basketball team this morning. His first team: MIKE WISE, N.Y. Times; JERRY BEMBRY, Baltimore Sun; ART THIEL, Seattle Post- Intelligencer; CHRIS BROUSSARD, Akron

Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, NBA, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/10/98
MEDIA NOTES

Fox will broadcast the NFL Europe''s World Bowl ''98 between the Rhein Fire and Frankfurt Galaxy on June 14 live from Frankfurt (Fox Sports). BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that German brewer Holst

Tags: AEG, ESPN, Los Angeles Galaxy, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, USA Networks, Walt Disney

06/10/98
GLOBAL HOCKEY SEMINAR '98 SET JUNE 25-28 IN FORT LAUDERDALE

Sign up quickly, the off-ice hockey event of the season is approaching. On June 25-28 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the top executives in the business will gather to discuss pertinent topics relating to the

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