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Saints TE Benjamin Watson will appear on Fox News' "On The Record" at 7:00pm ET for a discussion on using faith to fight ISIS.

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09/02/99
ROCKETS ARENA DEAL APPROVED; WILL FACE VOTERS NOVEMBER 2

An arena deal in Houston was reached on Wednesday with the addition of a ticket tax, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE, who writes that a referendum on the proposal will be placed on

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets, NFL

09/01/99
ANOTHER OPEN RECORD, BUT DO WITHDRAWALS LEAVE MEN "REELING"?

Yesterday''s U.S. Open "day program" attracted 28,095, "breaking the tournament record of 27,809 set Monday," according to Al Picker of the Newark STAR-LEDGER (9/1). But in Philadelphia, Dana Pennett

Tags: Puma, USA Networks

09/01/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

STU MAYER was named Senior VP at Palace Sports & Entertainment. Mayer was Olympia Entertainment VP/Sports & Entertainment (PS&E)....Former Comcast-Spectacor Dir of Marketing MICHAEL BENGHIAT was named

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, IBL, LPGA, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture

09/01/99
COCA-COLA ALIGNS WITH ESPN FOR SUPER BOWL BLITZ IN ATLANTA

Coca-Cola and ESPN are "planning a big splash leading up to the Super Bowl in Atlanta with a week of live shows" at downtown''s World of Coca-Cola, according to Henry Unger of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION

Tags: ABC, Coca-Cola, ESPN, NFL, Walt Disney

09/01/99
BSKYB PURCHASES MINOR STAKE IN PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM

BSkyB has purchased a 9.1% stake in the English Premier League''s Leeds United club for $14.7M, according to Patrick Harverson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Under terms of the deal, BSkyB will "pay Leeds an

Tags: BSkyB, English Premier League, Franchises

09/01/99
DON'T SAY HALO TO NICHOLAS JUST YET; DISNEY DEAL NOT DONE

A "high-ranking" MLB source said that Walt Disney "has not yet sought permission to share financial information" with Henry Nicholas III about purchasing the Angels and Mighty Ducks, according to Bill

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, Legg Mason, MLB, Walt Disney

09/01/99
FACILITY NOTES

GIANTS: The MLB Giants and Pac Bell Park announced the Giant Pacific Bell Park Pitch, a three-month, 16-city road trip beginning in February and continuing until Pac Bell opens in April. The promo off

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, CBS, Facilities, San Francisco Giants, Viacom

09/01/99
FLEEING MINNESOTA? MCCOMBS SAYS TEAM MAY MOVE IN FIVE YEARS

Vikings Owner Red McCombs told Minneapolis business leaders yesterday that he would "move" the team from MN within five years if a new stadium isn''t built, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

09/01/99
COURT RULES FOR MCCONNELL GROUP IN JACKETS OWNERSHIP FEUD

The ownership group of the NHL Blue Jackets "scored a win" yesterday in their court battle with Lamar Hunt over control of the expansion team, according to Tim Doulin of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. The Fra

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Franchises, NHL

09/01/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with Braves-Reds, followed by Mets- Astros. The 11:00pm ET edition of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" led with Pete Sampras'' with

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Ravens, CBS, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Houston Astros, MLB, NBC, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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