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08/16/99
NAMES & FACES: SORRY, TROY, HALL OF FAME DOESN'T TAKE AMEX

Cowboys QB Troy Aikman tried to use his American Express card to purchase items at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, and was told by the cashier, "I''m sorry Mr. Aikman. We don''t accept Am

Tags: American Express, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, NFL, PGA Tour, Visa

08/16/99
FACILITY NOTES

SPURS: City of San Antonio arena negotiator Gene Locke thought he had reached a deal with the Spurs to develop the city''s arena plan. But he said, "It''s clear to me now, while I was having discussio

Tags: AEG, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Facilities, Los Angeles Galaxy, Minnesota Wild, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, San Antonio Spurs

08/16/99
REDSKINS HAVE SOME SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR '99 SEASON

The Redskins have sold out all of their regular-season games since the mid-60s, but this year, they have "a number" of general admission season tickets "available" at $550 each for eight regular-seaso

Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

08/16/99
THE BATTLE ROYALE: SPORTS NETS CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR FIRST

ESPN and "SportsCenter" remain "the strongest sports brand names on network" or cable TV, but Fox Sports officials "are convinced that it is only a matter of time before their cable alliance will chal

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/16/99
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL AUSSIE RULES: In N.Y., Mike Freeman wrote that NFL officials at the American Bowl in Sydney "were busy putting out several small fires behind the scenes." The NFL was "able to intervene and remove

Tags: Denver Broncos, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, WNBA

08/16/99
CORNERSTONE TAKES LESSON FROM MUSIC INDUSTRY IN KUEHNE DEAL

TX-based Cornerstone Sports, a subsidiary of TN-based Gaylord Entertainment, landed PGA Tour player Hank Kuehne with an "innovative contract" that gave him "cash instead of promises" through a five-ye

Tags: PGA Tour, Sprint

08/16/99
AL DAVIS ORDERED TO REVEAL TALKS W/OTHER CITIES IN CASE

Raiders Owner Al Davis "has been ordered" by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Anthony DeCristoforo to "reveal what contacts he may have had recently" with L.A. or Houston "about moving the team"

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

08/16/99
TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY: IS RESOLUTION TO RYDER DEBATE NEARING?

PGA of America CEO Jim Awtrey was interviewed by CBS'' Jim Nantz during the third round of the PGA Championship Saturday and said that his organization "was prepared to accommodate" the players'' requ

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Events and Attractions, IMG, PGA Tour, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/16/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Int''l Speedway Corp. Exec VP & member of the company''s Board of Dirs LESA KENNEDY was named to the Martinsville (VA) Speedway BOD (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/14)....Nat''l Rugby League (NRL) CEO NEIL WHI

Tags: CBS, Int'l Speedway Corp., Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

08/16/99
MLS' GARBER NEEDS STAR POWER; WAS MARLA MESSING CONSIDERED?

In discussing his marketing initiatives, new MLS Commissioner Don Garber said that the league''s "players have not been exposed to the level they need to be in order for fans to connect with them." Ga

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NFL

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