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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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06/15/98
WORLD CUP NOTES: RATINGS DOWN FOR ESPN OPENER

ESPN''s ratings for its opening day coverage of the World Cup were down 57% from ''94, according to an AP report in the N.Y. TIMES. The Brazil-Scotland match earned a 0.8 cable rating, down from the '

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

06/15/98
GRANIK SAYS USA BASKETBALL MAY GO BACK TO COLLEGE PLAYERS

USA Basketball (USAB) President Russ Granik said over the weekend that USAB "may have to go back to using collegians for international events in the wake of news that NBA players will stay home this s

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, NFL, TBS/TNT

06/15/98
SPORTSLINE CEO PREDICTS PROFITS BY THE YEAR 2000

SportsLine USA CEO Michael Levy said his company is "steadily increasing its revenue and looks to become profitable in 2000," according to a report in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Levy: "[L]ast year our r

Tags: NBA, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

06/15/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Leading Edge Technologies (LET), creators of ProLink, hired PAUL SEMBER to serve as VP/Sales & Marketing. Sember will oversee marketing, promotions, sales programming and advertising for LET (LET)....

Tags: CBS, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Pistons, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

06/15/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In an extensive feature on PAUL ALLEN in Sunday''s SEATTLE TIMES, Richard Seven wrote that Allen is now "cutting a rock album." Seven: "Music, movies, sports, real estate, development, education, phil

Tags: People and Pop Culture

06/15/98
MEDIA NOTES

FOX RATINGS: The D''Backs have been a "powerful lead-in" for "Fox Sports News Prime Time" in the Phoenix market. On nights when the show airs after games end at 10:00pm PT or later, viewership is up 2

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, ESPN, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

06/15/98
WORLD CUP: COCA-COLA SPENDS BIG; NIKE A FORCE IN PARIS

For its World Cup sponsorship, Coca-Cola is "spending more than it did" on the ''96 Summer Olympics, according to Mickey Gramig of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Systemwide, the cost to Coca-Cola and its b

Tags: Coca-Cola, Events and Attractions, Nike, Puma, Washington Nationals

06/15/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

RACING: A big day for Internet search engine Lycos in CO yesterday as Matt Kenseth won the Lycos.com 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National race in front of 31,250 fans, driving a Lycos Chevrolet (ROCKY MOUN

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, General Motors, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, Nike, PepsiCo, R J Reynolds, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney

06/15/98
SENIOR EXECS, AND PUMA, LEAD ACQUISITION OF LOGOATHLETIC

TKS Acquisition, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of the LogoAthletic Inc. and LogoAthletic/Headwear Inc., subsidiaries of VA- based Tultex Corp. TKS was f

Tags: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Puma

06/15/98
LES WOES OF LES EXPOS IN SECURING BACKERS FOR NEW BALLPARK

The Expos'' pitch to the Montreal business community for help in financing a new ballpark for the team "has pulled in less" than C$40M, "far short" of the C$100M for which the team was hoping, accordi

Tags: Facilities

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