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SPORTSNET's Dave Zarum writes, "With the Raptors' ticket to the playoffs booked a long time ago, fans of Canada's basketball team are back in droves , supporting their squad in a way we haven't seen since, well, the last time Toronto was playoff-bound – six years ago" ( SPORTSNET.ca ). Also, ...

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08/19/97
"SELF" MAGAZINE'S WORKOUT IN THE PARK INKS NEW SPONSORS

As many as 7,500 women are expected to participate in the fourth annual "Self" Workout in the Park, according to Kate Fitzgerald of AD AGE. First staged in ''94 as "a small fitness event" in N.Y.''s C

Tags: Eastman Kodak, Nike, Reebok

08/19/97
ANGELS SUSPEND TONY PHILLIPS WITH PAY; AWAIT MLBPA RESPONSE

The Angels asked Tony Phillips, who faces a cocaine possession charge, to go on the 15-day DL and see a doctor designated by Anaheim Sports and enter a rehabilitation program. When Phillips "refused,"

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, MLB, Walt Disney

08/19/97
NFL TO KICK OFF SEASON WITH MOVIE AND MUSIC VIDEO TIE-INS

The NFL is "looking to trumpet" the start of its ''97 season through "marketing tactics" including partnerships with Miller Brewing, Warner Music Group, Kmart and USA Today, according to Jeff Jensen o

Tags: ABC, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/19/97
N.Y. GIANTS WILL GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM FIRST UNION

First Union Capital Markets Corp. has completed a $25M private placement of senior notes for the NFL Giants, and also provided the team a $20M line of credit (First Union). In N.Y., Richard Wilner rep

Tags: Franchises, New York Giants, NFL

08/18/97
ANGELS GETTING TOUGH WITH PHILLIPS? EVERETT RETURNS TO METS

Doctors representing MLB and the MLBPA cleared the Angels'' Tony Phillips to play Saturday, but he did not rejoin the team, pending further review by the Angels and the Walt Disney Co. of his arrest o

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, MLB, New York Mets, Walt Disney

08/18/97
TYSON-HOLYFIELD II DELIVERS HEAVYWEIGHT RATINGS FOR ABC

ABC''s airing of the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield bout last Thursday at 10:00pm ET gave it "its highest rating in the time period since May 21," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTE

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, PGA Tour, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DAVE GREELEY was named Dir of Corporate Development for the Trail Blazers. He was Dir of Sales for the Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (Blazers)....GEOFF SMITH has been named president of Ro

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Portland Trail Blazers, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

08/18/97
STADIUM NOTES

In Baltimore, Jon Morgan wrote that while Clark Construction Group, the contractor pouring concrete for the Ravens'' new stadium, "is to receive a guaranteed fee" of $2.5M for the job, its bills to th

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

08/18/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga said larger crowds in Miami as the team takes part in its first pennant race hasn''t changed his mind about selling: "It''s going to be a great September. But this doesn''

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Edmonton Oilers, Miami Marlins, Franchises, NPSL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

08/18/97
MINNESOTA BREWING UNSEATS MILLER AS UNIV. OF MN SPONSOR

Minnesota Brewing has signed a three-year, $225,000 sponsorship deal to promote Univ. of MN football, men''s basketball, and ice hockey, according to Tony Kennedy of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The

Tags: Oakland Athletics

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