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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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09/04/98
THE RUN FOR 61: MASTERCARD HOPES CAMPAIGN IS

MasterCard (MC) unveiled a new 30-second spot highlighting Mark McGwire''s and Sammy Sosa''s pursuit of MLB''s single-season HR record titled "Sixty-Two: Priceless." The spot will debut on Fox''s Satu

Tags: ABC, ESPN, MasterCard, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Sears, Walt Disney

09/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Lakers Exec VP/GM JERRY WEST agreed to four-year contract extension through the 2002-03 season. He will earn $3.5M per season (L.A. TIMES, 9/4)....The NHL Thrashers named TOM HUGHES as Dir of PR. Hugh

Tags: Anaheim Sports, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Lakers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/04/98
THE RUN FOR 61: ESPN MAKES THE GRAB FOR TONIGHT'S GAME

ESPN will televise tonight''s Reds-Cards game live at 8:00pm ET. The net will also show Monday afternoon''s Cubs- Cards game at 2:00pm ET (ESPN). Tomorrow''s Reds-Cards game will go to 61% of the coun

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

09/04/98
THE RUN FOR 61: BIG MAC AND SAMMY MAKING FRONT-PAGE NEWS

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa''s pursuit for MLB''s single- season HR record continues to receive front-page media coverage. The story received prominent placing in today''s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, N.Y

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, MLB, New York Liberty, Media, Walt Disney

09/04/98
NHL YOUTH MARKETING DEPARTMENT SEEKS LICENSING MANAGER

The NHL Youth Marketing department seeks a Licensing Manager for day to day management of current licensees in categories including apparel, back to school products, toys and games, headwear, etc. In

Tags: Classified Advertisements, NHL

09/04/98
SPURS TO PAY FOR ARENA STUDY; PUT BRAKES ON WPHL ALLIANCE

The Spurs will pay for a $150,000 city study to "examine the implications" of building a new arena on the Northeast Side of the city, according to Chris Williams of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. After

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs

09/04/98
NEW SUIT ATTEMPTS TO HALT BALLPARK CONSTRUCTION IN HOUSTON

Houston ballpark opponents have taken "legal action to halt construction of The Ballpark at Union Station," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Resident Erik Leonard has filed suit in

Tags: Facilities

09/04/98
BOUCHARD TELLS EXPOS HOW IT IS: NO PUBLIC BALLPARK FUNDING

Expos President Claude Brochu and ballpark committee member Serge Savard met yesterday with Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard, but could not "persuade" the Quebec government to help fund construction of

Tags: Franchises

09/04/98
ARE THE ISLANDERS' PRESEASON ADS TOO MUCH FOR NHL OFFICE?

For the second time this preseason, the Islanders have run print ads that will either attract "people who love and appreciate hockey or people who love and appreciate bloodshed," according to Phil Mus

Tags: New York Islanders, NHL

09/04/98
NFL KEEPS RECORD INTACT IN ST. LOUIS CASE; WINS ON APPEAL

The NFL "won an appeal" of a $450M antitrust suit that challenged the league''s relocation rules in the Rams'' move from L.A. to St. Louis, according to Curtis Eichelberger of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The St.

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, St. Louis Rams

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