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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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08/18/97
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
WEEKEND OVERNIGHT RATINGS: PGA SHOWS STRONG NUMBERS

The following lists preliminary overnight ratings gathered from the networks for this past weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "NFL on FOX" D

Tags: ABC, CBS, IndyCar, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

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
GOOD KNIGHT! NIKE CEO'S EARNINGS JUMP TO $2.8M IN FY '97

Nike CEO Phil Knight earned $2.81M for the company''s FY ending in May, according to a BLOOMBERG BUSINESS report in the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. That salary is up 11% from the $2.54M he received the previous

Tags: Fila USA, Nike, PGA Tour

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
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

08/18/97
NEW PEPSI CENTER PANNED; MAY SPELL DOOM FOR MCNICHOLS ARENA

Last week''s deal between the city of Denver and Ascent Entertainment for the new Pepsi Center were examined extensively in Sunday''s DENVER POST. The deal was examined by the POST''s Alan Katz, who w

Tags: Facilities, PepsiCo

08/18/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In Denver, Dylan Tomlinson wrote of sponsors'' role at the John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships held this weekend: "Aside from the whole competition being named after an insurance company, offic

Tags: Cablevision, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, New York Liberty, Reebok, WNBA

08/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

The NBA and the NBPA announced that the salary cap for the ''97-98 season has been set at $26.9M, up from the $24.4M of ''96-''97. The cap may be "subject to an upward adjustment in the next few weeks

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

08/18/97
SHAQ'S LATEST: "STEEL" REVIEWS NOT SOFT

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL''s "Steel" took in a "very rusty estimate" of $855,000 in its opening weekend, according to Brian Fuson of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The "comic book- based actioner failed to register

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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