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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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05/18/98
MLB FRANCHISE NEWS & NOTES

In Akron, Mary Vanac reported that McDonald & Co. Securities "has invited a group of professional investors to a Tuesday meeting during which details of the Indians'' pending" IPO will be discussed. T

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, YankeeNets

05/18/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from selected events from the past weekend. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Indianapolis 500 Time Trials 5/16

Tags: ABC, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Red Wings, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, LPGA, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, PGA Tour, St. Louis Blues, The Back of the Book, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/18/98
PROLIFERATION OF COMPANIES SCALING THE OUTDOOR-GEAR MARKET

Outdoor attire, high-tech clothing designed for use in outdoor sports, "has caught fire with the general public," as sales have grown from an estimated $1B 15 years ago to $5B today, according to Mart

05/18/98
NIKE AND ADIDAS KEEP THEIR EYES ON RIOTS IN INDONESIA

As violence escalated in Jakarta, Nike and adidas "laid plans" last week to evacuate family members of employees stationed in Indonesia, according to Jeff Manning of the Portland OREGONIAN. Nike offic

Tags: Nike, Washington Nationals

05/18/98
PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR NIELSEN TO TARGET OUT-OF-HOUSE RATINGS

CNBC execs "are pleading" with Nielsen Media Research to "find a way to measure out-of-home viewing," according to David Bauder of the N.Y. POST. Nielsen said it "will count this audience on a regular

Tags: ABC, Detroit Red Wings, MLB, NBC, Nielsen, Media, St. Louis Blues, UPN, Walt Disney

05/18/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In Chicago, Paul Sullivan writes that "two more potential sponsors" entered the picture for Cubs rookie Kerry Wood yesterday -- Super Glue and Orange Crush. Wood cut his finger opening a can of Orange

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

05/18/98
LEAGUE NOTES

In Milwaukee, Tom Haudricourt reports that Acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig "insists he indeed will step down some time this year." Selig said those who think he will assume the post permanently "wil

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Callaway Golf, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Tampa Bay Lightning, Time Warner, USGA

05/15/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY IS SEEKING STAFF WRITER

THE DAILY is seeking an entry-level staff writer who will be responsible for the newsgathering, writing and editing of each issue of THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY. Applicants should have an excellent know

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05/15/98
WORKERS, CRITICS, TAKE CLOSER LOOK AT NIKE INITIATIVES

Nike faces "a tough sales job" for its factory- improvement program, judging by "skeptical reactions" from Indonesian Nike workers, according to Richard Read of the Portland OREGONIAN, reporting from

Tags: Nike

05/15/98
KNOWING WRIGHT FROM WRONG? CBS ANALYST ADMITS LPGA REMARKS

Former CBS golf analyst Ben Wright has admitted that he made disparaging remarks about lesbianism on the LPGA Tour, and said he was "stupid, naive and weak" for following CBS''s advice in the incident

Tags: CBS, LPGA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

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