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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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04/03/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sports events. All times are EST. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR CART: Budweiser 500 3/28 ABC 2:00-

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, CBS, Champ Car World Series, HBO, LPGA, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PepsiCo, PGA Tour, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/03/98
COULD JACOBS START THE BALL ROLLING ON INDIANS IPO TODAY?

Indians Owner Richard Jacobs "may file documents as early as [today] to publicly sell stock in the team," sources told Lubinger & Livingston of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. If successful, the Indians w

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, MLB

04/03/98
SPORTSCHANNEL FL SELLS OUT "BASEBALL NIGHT" PACKAGES

SportsChannel Florida (SCFL) announced that sponsorship packages for its "Baseball Night in Florida" coverage, featuring 134 Marlins and Devil Rays games, are sold out. Thirty three sponsors, includin

Tags: Fila USA, Miami Marlins, General Motors, Nissan, Sears, Southwest Airlines, Tampa Bay Rays, Toyota

04/03/98
FOX AND STAPLES CENTER CONFIRM TALKS, BUT SAY NOTHING FINAL

Following an L.A. Times report that Rupert Murdoch''s Fox Group is close to acquiring a stake of the Staples Center and part of the NHL Kings'' stake in the Lakers, Kings President Tim Leiweke issued

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, News Corp./Fox

04/03/98
MEDIA NOTES

FROM THE NFL SCHEDULE: The Bucs will play two games on ABC''s "Monday Night Football" in ''98, ending a 14-year hiatus -- the longest of any NFL team (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 4/3). The Jets end their si

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

04/03/98
BROADCASTING & CABLE LISTS ITS ANNUAL MLB TEAM TV BREAKDOWN

The average number of MLB games on broadcast TV per team has dropped from 65.5 in ''96 to 59.6 in ''97 and 55.2 in ''98, according to Kim McAvoy of BROADCASTING & CABLE. B&C''s annual MLB TV/Radio sur

Tags: Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Miami Marlins, Madison Square Garden, MLB, San Diego Padres, Media, Viacom

04/03/98
ARGOS OFFER WAY OUT OF BLACKOUT POLICY -- MORE $$ FROM TSN

Although the CFL Argonauts announced they will impose a TV blackout policy on home games in ''98 in hopes of improving attendance, they "have let it be known that they are willing to lift the blackout

Tags: CFL, Franchises

04/03/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Toronto, David Shoalts notes "a theory making the rounds" about how Sun Media Corp. President Paul Godfrey will be able to make "economic sense" in financing an NFL expansion franchise and a new st

Tags: AEG, Chicago Fire, Franchises, MLB, NFL, Pittsburgh Pirates

04/03/98
TAGLIABUE REPORTEDLY MAY IMPOSE "FREEZE" ON 49ERS MOVES

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, "concerned about deepening divisions within the 49ers organization, is prepared to ''freeze'' the club''s top management structure until team ownership issues -- and p

Tags: Franchises, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

04/03/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

REG-GIE: Reggie White has sent a letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "to clarify the intent" after his controversial comments in a speech last week to the WI legislature. His letter runs in today

Tags: Nike

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