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10/16/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Teen pop group HANSON will sing the National Anthem at Game One of the World Series ("Showbiz Today," CNN, 10/15). ...The Devils'' RANDY MCKAY is hiring agent JEFF SOLOMON to represent him (N.Y. POST,

Tags: New Jersey Devils, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, WNBA, YankeeNets

10/16/97
OAKLEY'S REFLEXOLOGY: TO REVIVE FORTUNES THROUGH FOOTWEAR

As Oakley "seeks to revive its fortunes -- after four consecutive quarters of declining sales, disappointing earnings and management upheaval -- it has come up with an intriguing new business plan: It

Tags: Oakley

10/16/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The NFL Oilers are expected to finalize a deal with Wilson Sporting Goods for the company to purchase "a significant amount" of tickets to one or more of the team''s five remaining home games (COMMERC

Tags: Chicago Cubs, ECHL, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NFL, Toronto Raptors, Wilson Sporting Goods

10/16/97
HOME DEPOT SIGNS ON FOR EIGHT MORE YEARS OF "OLYMPIC GLORY"

The Home Depot announced its sponsorship of the U.S. and Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams through 2004 and its sponsorship of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The agreements include cash

Tags: Home Depot, Olympics, OPUS

10/16/97
LEAGUE NOTES

WNBA: The Detroit franchise has sold 2,000 season tickets in two weeks and is two-thirds of the way to the WNBA mandate of 3,000 by November 10 (DETROIT NEWS, 10/16). MLS: More than 32,000 tickets hav

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, WNBA

10/16/97
EASY PARTNERS: COMPAQ NOT QUITE AT THE SUMMIT

In Houston, the Arena Operating Co. (AOC) President Steve Patterson said that although AOC has concluded an agreement with Compaq Computer Corp. to rename The Summit the Compaq Center, the Houston Cit

Tags: Facilities, hp, Houston Rockets

10/16/97
MLB CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES NEWS: FOX GETS A GEM IN GAME SIX

Fox''s telecast of yesterday''s Indians-Orioles ALCS Game Six earned a preliminary overnight rating of 9.8/21 (THE DAILY). NBC''s Tuesday night primetime coverage of the Marlins-Braves NLCS Game Six e

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/16/97
WOMEN'S SOCCER LOOKING TO THE DEUCE TO PROLONG ITS LIFETIME?

ESPN2 and Lifetime TV "are the leading candidates to become the national cable carriers" for the National Soccer Alliance (NSA), the proposed women''s soccer league, according to sources of Mike Reyno

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Reebok, Media, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

10/16/97
AFTER SEASON-LONG DEBATE, MLB OK'S ONLY MINOR REALIGNMENT

MLB owners approved its Phase One of realignment which will move three teams -- the Devil Rays from the AL West to the AL East; the Tigers from the AL East to the AL Central and an undetermined AL tea

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Sports Illustrated, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner

10/16/97
NIKE INKS FIVE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP WITH CANADIAN HOCKEY GROUP

Nike Canada has inked to a five-year sponsorship deal with the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) to promote the game and develop the hockey skills of Canadian youths. The partnership''s skills develop

Tags: Nike

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