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09/26/97
MLB NEWS & NOTES: WILD CARD COULD BE OUT UNDER REALIGNMENT

MLB "will eliminate wild-card teams for the playoffs if the leading realignment plan is approved," according to Hal Bodley of USA TODAY. The NL would have four four-team divisions, putting its four ch

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Vulcan Ventures

09/26/97
NUGGETS GAMES COULD LAND ON BROADCAST KWGN-TV AFTER ALL

Some Nuggets games this season "still could be broadcast on KWGN," because talks between the station and Fox Sports Rocky Mountain (FSRM) have reopened, sources tell Vicki Michaelis of the DENVER POST

Tags: Denver Nuggets, News Corp./Fox, Media

09/26/97
MA EXECS TAKE THEIR "LAST, BEST" SHOT AT KEEPING PATRIOTS

MA officials yesterday unveiled their "last, best offer" to keep the Patriots, according to Tina Cassidy of the BOSTON GLOBE. A new bill offers the Patriots $50M for "land and improvements" around Fox

Tags: Facilities, Fleet Financial, New England Patriots

09/26/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Washington Sports and Entertainment named DOUG HICKS as Dir of PR for the Capitals. He replaces NANCY YASHAROFF, who has become Dir of Promotions for both the Capitals and Wizards (Capitals)....TYRONE

Tags: NFL, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Washington Capitals

09/26/97
ALBERT, PART II: INSIGHT ON NBC'S DECISION TO DROP ALBERT

The "order to fire" Marv Albert "came directly from" NBC President Robert Wright, according to Michael Starr of the N.Y. POST (N.Y. POST, 9/26). The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER''s Stephen Battaglio writes, "So

Tags: Cablevision, Law and Politics, Madison Square Garden, NBA, NBC, NFL

09/26/97
MARV ALBERT, PART III: ANALYSTS SPECULATE ON HIS FUTURE

Marv Albert''s future is widely debated this morning, with many analysts commenting on whether he will ever be able to return to sportscasting. Albert''s spokesperson, Howard Rubenstein, said that Alb

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Law and Politics, Madison Square Garden, NBC, New York Knicks, NFL, Nissan, Walt Disney

09/26/97
NIKE NOT PLAYING FAVORITES: COMPANY ANNOUNCES ABL MEDIA DEAL

The ABL and Nike have entered into a media partnership for the ''97-98 season. Nike will feature two of its ABL athletes -- Dawn Staley of the Rage and Jennifer Rizzotti of the Blizzard -- in a TV ad

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Nike, WNBA

09/26/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

GENERAL: The Lightning will donate 10% of all ticket revenue from their home opener October 1, to the Children''s Cancer Center in a tribute to Lightning C John Cullen who was diagnosed with non-Hodgk

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/26/97
ESPN CHILTON POLL: TOP PERCEIVED NCAA FOOTBALL SPONSORS

ESPN Chilton asked avid college football fans to name the top perceived overall sponsors or advertisers of college football. Interviews were conducted from September ''96 to August ''97. There were 26

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, ESPN, General Motors, McDonalds, Nike, Reebok, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

09/25/97
HAS "INFIGHTING" AT COURT TV SLOWED SPORTS LAW SERIES?

VARIETY''s John Dempsey notes "corporate infighting" at Court TV between its three owners, Time Warner, NBC and Liberty Media. In March, Time Warner "installed one of its veteran" execs, Thayer Bigelo

Tags: Cablevision, NBC, New York Liberty, Media, Time Warner

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