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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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BOSTON MAYOR MENINO MAKES UP WITH KRAFT AND SUPPORTS STADIUM

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Saturday "in a remarkable reversal" that he would support building a new stadium for the Patriots in Boston if the team''s move to Hartford "falls through," according t

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Walt Disney

04/19/99
FOX EARNS 2.5/6; KUDOS FOR PRODUCTION, BUT IRE FROM NHL

Fox''s telecast of Wayne Gretzky''s final game yesterday scored a 2.5/6 overnight Nielsen rating, which is 78.5% over Fox''s current season-to-date NHL average of a 1.4/3. The rating is Fox''s highest

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Bruins, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Stars, Detroit Tigers, Madison Square Garden, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Philadelphia Flyers, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

04/19/99
IF YOU MUST SEE THIS TV, THEN PAY UP: NBC SEEKS RATE HIKE

NBC is seeking "more than" $50M per year from the cable industry "in exchange for televising parts of the next five Olympics on its cable webs MSNBC and CNBC," according to Richard Katz of DAILY VARIE

Tags: DirecTV, NBC, Media

04/19/99
NOTHING BUT NET: NETS CO-OWNER GETS RAVES IN PAPER PROFILE

Nets co-Owner LEWIS KATZ has taken the team, "and the NBA, by storm," and is "leaving fans and other owners wondering: Who is this upstart with all the big ideas?" according to Brad Parks of the Newar

Tags: NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

04/19/99
NEED TYLENOL? JOHNSON & JOHNSON PULLS $30M FROM SLOC COFFERS

Johnson & Johnson, an Olympic marketer since ''97, "has backed out of an estimated" $30M sponsorship of the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, "becoming the first corporate casualty" of the SLOC bribery scand

Tags: Marriott, Olympics, OPUS, SLOC, USOC, Wheaties

04/19/99
DEALS & DOLLARS: NO CHOKING MATTER, SPREWELL INKS SHOE DEAL

PA-based And 1 signed Knicks G Latrell Sprewell to an endorsement deal, his first since being suspended by the NBA and dropped by Converse after choking Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo, according to Jos

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04/19/99
TANK YOU VERY MUCH: BLACK HAS FIVE IN DRAFT'S FIRST ROUND

The following lists the agents and agencies representing the NFL''s first-round draft picks in contract negotiations. Some players may have different representatives in their marketing endeavors (THE

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/16/99
STADIA MANIA: ALLEN'S ACTION SPORTS MEDIA ACQUIRES STADIANET

Blazers/Seahawks Owner Paul Allen''s Action Sports Media Inc. (ASM) has signed a letter of intent to acquire StadiaNet Sports, a company specializing in the installation and programming of large-scree

Tags: Finance, NCAA, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/16/99
FIRST ANNUAL SPORTS FINANCE FORUM, MAY 24-25, NEW YORK CITY

World Research Group''s 1st Annual Sports Finance Forum is a strategic level conference designed to meet the needs of both sports executives AND finance professionals. All aspects of sports finance wi

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04/16/99
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP NOT MESSING AROUND WITH 300,000 TIX SALES

The Women''s World Cup "is already a hit at the gate," with more than 300,000 tickets sold for the event, and total attendance for 17 U.S. dates "could top 500,000." WWC ''99 President & CEO Marla Mes

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