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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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05/28/98
FACILITY NOTES

On Tuesday, ground-breaking ceremonies were held for the Blue Jackets new $150M Nationwide Arena, scheduled to open for the team''s inaugural season in the year 2000. Team and city officials were join

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Facilities, MLB, Nationwide Insurance

05/28/98
CULLIGAN TAKES A HOLIDAY, SIGNS MULTIYEAR SPONSOR DEAL

CA-based U.S. Filter Corp. signed a multi-year title sponsorship agreement with the San Diego Game Association for rights to the Holiday Bowl, which will be re-named the Culligan Holiday Bowl (Culliga

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, Walt Disney

05/28/98
MEDIA NOTES

NCAA WORLD SERIES: CBS Sports will air first round coverage of the NCAA World Series on Saturday, with the National Championship Game being held on Saturday, June 6. Sean McDonough will call play-by-p

Tags: ATP, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Royals, Madison Square Garden, NBC, NCAA, New York Yankees, Puma, Media, Viacom, YankeeNets

05/28/98
OREGON EXECS TARGET MLS EXPANSION FRANCHISE FOR PORTLAND

A Portland civic group aiming to bring pro soccer to the city by 2000 was formally established with the announcement of Soccer City 2000. Soccer City 2000 will assist in discussion and negotiations wi

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, Nike, Washington Nationals

05/28/98
SAUNDERS EYES WOMEN'S HOCKEY BARNSTORMING TOUR; WPF BEGINS

Hockey East Dir of PR Ed Saunders, who has been trying to form the Women''s Pro Hockey League in the Northeast and Canada, "now says he may only [be] able to field a barnstorming roster of Olympians t

Tags: ATT, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NCAA, Visa, Walt Disney

05/28/98
LEAGUE NOTES

In Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli examines the pursuit by NFL assistant coaches to obtain more benefits from the league. Long taken "for granted by the league and its 30 teams, the coaches are suddenly voic

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Stars, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, Southwest Sports Group, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

05/28/98
NFL TELLS BRONCOS TO EAS UP ON SPONSORING SUPPLEMENT

CO-based Experimental and Applied Sciences, a sports nutrition company, "is in hot water with the NFL for one of its supplements and its involvement with several" Broncos players, according to Alex Ma

Tags: Denver Broncos, NFL

05/28/98
TBS GRABS A COKE AND A SMILE: NASCAR BRINGS IN HIGH RATING

TBS Superstation''s primetime telecast of NASCAR''s Coca- Cola 600 on Sunday night received a 5.0 household rating, with 3,744,000 million households, which is up 6% over last year. TBS announced that

Tags: ABC, Coca-Cola, NASCAR, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/28/98
BACK IN THE GAME: NBC, TURNER READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL AGAIN

GE and Time Warner announced last night "that after several months of intensive study, NBC and Turner Broadcasting are moving forward toward the creation of a new professional football league," accord

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, NFL, Seattle Storm, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

05/28/98
REDS, COUNTY AGREE ON WEDGE, CAN'T DIVIDE REST OF PARK PIE

Representatives of the Reds and Hamilton County met Tuesday "for the first time in more than two months, but several issues continue to block" a memorandum of understanding on a new $235M ballpark, ac

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Facilities

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