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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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09/08/97
TIGER WOODS' NIKE SPOTS EARN HIGH MARKS ON AD TRACK

Young consumers give Nike''s Tiger Woods ad campaign "the highest popularity scores" measured by USA Today''s "Ad Track." The Wieden & Kennedy spots include the "I am Tiger Woods" ad, the "Hello World

Tags: Nike, Wieden Kennedy

09/08/97
WEEKEND WITH VENUS MARRED BY HER FATHER'S CHARGED COMMENTS

The U.S. Open played its men''s and women''s finals in New York yesterday in front of 21,566 fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium, bringing the two-week paid attendance to 559,544, a U.S. Open record (Coffey &

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/08/97
KIAM: HIS NFL EXPERIENCE WAS SO BAD, HE'S SUING THE LEAGUE

Former Patriots Owner Victor Kiam''s $150M lawsuit against the NFL would be worth $450M "in trebled damages if he wins," according to Will McDonough of the BOSTON GLOBE. Kiam claims that the league "i

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams

09/08/97
BRANDWEEK NEWS: NIKE AND VISA WEIGH MLB SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

Nike is "once again reevaluating its commitment to MLB as unofficial promotional partner/advertiser" while it also is "fashioning a tour of the Pacific Rim by a team of its top" MLB players, according

Tags: American Express, MBNA America Bank, MLB, New York Yankees, Nike, Visa, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

09/08/97
ANOTHER POTENTIAL LIGHTNING SUITOR EMERGES IN TAMPA

"Yet another potential buyer -- this one led by two broadcast industry executives -- is interested" in purchasing the Lightning, according to Robert Keefe of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. FL regulators ha

Tags: Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/08/97
SPRINT BROADENS NFL DEAL BY AN EAR; MBNA EXTENDS PACT

The NFL has extended its exclusive agreement with MBNA America Bank, N.A., making it the official Visa credit card issuer for the league and its teams through 2004. MBNA signed with the NFL in the fal

Tags: MBNA America Bank, NFL, Sprint, Visa

09/08/97
STADIUM NOTES

The Bears'' pursuit for a new stadium is examined by Mark Brown in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Brown: "[T]hose who follow the stadium search say the Bears appear to be further away from a stadium than they

Tags: Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

09/08/97
LARRY MILLER LOOKS TO THE FUTURE IN DESERET NEWS INTERVIEW

Jazz Owner Larry Miller was interviewed by John Robinson in Sunday''s DESERET NEWS. Asked about the "most serious" challenges in sports today, Miller said, "[W]e cannot assume as owners and players th

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Utah Jazz

09/08/97
POHLAD DISPUTES REPORT THAT HE HAS OFFER FROM NATIONSBANK

Twins Owner Carl Pohlad denied a Sunday report that he had an offer from NC-based NationsBank to buy the Twins, according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Pohlad: "I wish that were true.

Tags: Bank of America, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins

09/08/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Among Broncos Owner PAT BOWLEN''s guests at yesterday''s Broncos-Seahawks game were former Broncos Owner EDGAR KAISER and Nike CEO PHIL KNIGHT (DENVER POST, 9/8)....MLB Rangers broadcaster MARK HOLTZ

Tags: Denver Broncos, ESPN, NFL, Nike, Seattle Seahawks, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Texas Rangers, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

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