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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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05/13/98
MLB AND AUDIONET REACH AGREEMENT TO WEBCAST ALL GAMES

MLB and AudioNet announced an exclusive agreement under which AudioNet will deliver live game audio through MLB''s Web site, majorleaguebaseball.com, for the regular season, as well as the postseason

Tags: MLB, Media

05/13/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Steelers coach BILL COWHER hired ROBERT FRALEY to represent him after his contract talks with the team "reached an impasse." Cowher is signed through ''99 (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 5/13)....PETE ROZEL

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, People and Pop Culture

05/13/98
WNBA NEWS & NOTES: LEAGUE EXPECTS 10,000 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE

As the WNBA''s second season tips off June 11 "there are no longer questions about the league''s viability in a crowded sports market. ... The question now is can the league raise the bar even higher?

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Phoenix Mercury, RDV Sports, Wilson Sporting Goods, WNBA

05/13/98
MLS BREATHING EASIER AFTER SIGNING NEW ENDORSEMENT DEAL

MLS and CNS, Inc., have signed an deal making Breathe Right nasal strips an official locker room product of MLS. The three-year deal, effective immediately, entitles CNS to various sponsorship rights

Tags: MLS

05/13/98
NFL BE WARN-ER-ED: TRAVIS SAYS BOOK TAKES SHOTS AT LEAGUE

Warner Books "is preparing to publish a damning indictment of the NFL," according to Neal Travis of the N.Y. POST. Travis reports that Warner Books "officially has an embargo on any publicity for thei

Tags: NFL, Media

05/13/98
KNIGHT ON "TODAY" SHOW CONTINUES PR BLITZ TOUTING NEW POLICY

Nike Chair Phil Knight was interviewed this morning on the "Today" show by NBC''s Matt Lauer, who said Knight made "a major announcement" Tuesday on labor conditions in Asia. Knight, asked if the init

Tags: NBC, Nike

05/13/98
LEAGUE NOTES

POWER PLAYERS: In N.Y., gossip columnist Neal Travis writes that former USA Network CEO Kay Koplovitz is "being considered" for the position of MLB Commissioner, and that "more than a few owners have

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NFL, NHL, USA Networks

05/13/98
BRADLEY SPECIALTY RETAILING PUTS CLUBHOUSE STORES ON BLOCK

The six NYC metro area Yankees and Mets clubhouse retail stores -- three for each team -- "are on the block and interest from investment groups is said to be high," according to Richard Wilner of the

Tags: Finance, New York Mets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

05/13/98
THE SPORTING NEWS ONLINE REPORTEDLY SEEKING MEDIA PARTNER

A recent study by Jupiter Communications found that "more than 50% of respondents visited a sports Web site as a direct result of the mention of a URL during a sports broadcast," according to Beth Sny

Tags: Media, Vulcan Ventures

05/13/98
REGENCY ACQUIRES WTA TOUR TV RIGHTS; PUMA INKS TOUR DEAL

The Corel WTA Tour and Arnon Milchan''s Regency Enterprises entertainment company announced a joint partnership yesterday where Regency will acquire the worldwide TV distribution rights to the Tour''s

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Puma, Walt Disney

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