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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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06/05/98
BILLS INK WITH ETM TO PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO TICKET BUYS

The Bills have signed a deal with CA-based ETM Entertainment Network to "provide round-the-clock access to Bills tickets," according to Sharon Linstedt of the BUFFALO NEWS. The Bills become the first

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Ticketmaster

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
TRUE MEMBERS OF THE TRIBE: INDIANS IPO FAILS TO CATCH FIRE

The Indians'' "opening pitch on the stock market was a little low and outside," but Owner Richard Jacobs raised $60 million and "declared it a hit," according to Bill Lubinger of the Cleveland PLAIN D

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Franchises, MLB, Time Warner

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

06/05/98
STEINBRENNER MAKES STRONGEST REMARKS ON TEAM'S FUTURE

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner "all but threatened last night to leave New York City" unless City Council Speaker Peter Vallone "abandoned his push for a referendum on whether city money should be

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

06/05/98
NCAA SEEKS DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE MARKETING

NCAA seeks a Director of Corporate Marketing to oversee the management of all aspects of the NCAA Corporate Partner Program. The NCAA will rely on this individual to develop relationship strategies th

Tags: Classified Advertisements, NCAA

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
BULLS AND JAZZ GIVE NBC HIGHEST RATED GAME ONE IN HISTORY

Game One of the NBA Finals earned an 18.0/32 national rating, making it the highest-rated Game One in NBA Finals history. The previous high was a 16.8, which was reached twice before, in ''93 and ''96

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, Media

06/05/98
NOTHING REAL QUIET ABOUT THE HYPE SURROUNDING BELMONT

Mike Pegram''s Real Quiet will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in thoroughbred racing history at tomorrow''s running of the Belmont Stakes, televised live on ABC at 4:30pm ET. In Toront

Tags: ABC, Events and Attractions, NTRA, Visa, Walt Disney

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

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