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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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04/17/98
REPORTS OF ESPN'S RATE INCREASE RAISES IRE OF CABLE INDUSTRY

Reports that ESPN will "hike its rates" by 20% on August 1 and implement an annual 20% increase until 2006 has drawn reaction from the cable industry, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES.

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/17/98
BASEBALL FAN O'CONNOR CRITICIZES MLB FOR PLAY ON GOOD FRIDAY

Catholic Archbishop John Cardinal O''Connor said yesterday that he would not attend any MLB games this year because the league did not cancel games on Good Friday, according to Gersh Kuntzman of the N

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/17/98
CLIPPERS TO MOVE TO STAPLES CENTER; DOES MOVE MAKE FOX KING?

The Clippers have agreed to a six-year lease to play in the downtown Staples Center when it opens in ''99, according to Steve Springer of the L.A. TIMES. The deal "is expected" to be announced today,

Tags: AEG, ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

04/17/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CART driver CHRISTIAN FITTIPALDI was profiled on "Extra" by Rick Schwartz. Schwartz: "Fittipaldi is on the fast track to fame. The 27-year-old Brazilian is being compared to the Titanic heartthrob [LE

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Chicago Cubs, NBC, People and Pop Culture

04/17/98
USOC EXPANDS CORPORATE STAFF WITH NEW HIRINGS

The USOC named JERRI FOEHRKOLB Senior Manager of Corporate Services. Foehrkolb joins the USOC after nine- years with ProServ. ROBIN TOOMA has been named Associate Dir of Revenue Management. Tooma spen

Tags: People and Pop Culture, USOC

04/17/98
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, AND MORE, ON THIS WEEKEND'S NFL DRAFT

ESPN''s 19th annual coverage of the NFL Draft will feature 17 hours of coverage on Saturday and Sunday on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN''s "War Room Cams" and Sprint''s video- conferencing technology will prov

Tags: ESPN, NCAA, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Sprint, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

04/17/98
MEDIA NOTES

PEOPLE: CBS has officially named ex-49ers coach George Seifert to its NFL studio team as an analyst (CBS)....In Philadelphia, a deal between WYSP-FM and local sportscaster Garry Cobb to become the col

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Calgary Flames, CBS, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Viacom

04/17/98
SPORTSLINE USA REPORTS RECORD FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE

SportsLine USA announced a record revenue and site traffic for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenue increased 359% to $6.79M in the first quarter ''98 from $1.48M during the same period of ''97.

Tags: Finance, General Motors, SportsLine.com

04/17/98
FACILITY NOTES

The NHL Panthers played their final game at Miami Arena last night. The team will move into a new, $185M Sunrise arena next season (THE DAILY). In Miami, Julie Kay reports that "still undetermined" is

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, Florida Panthers, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

04/17/98
KAGAN'S SPORTS VALUES CONFERENCE, MAY 6-7 IN NYC

Kagan''s Sports Values: Franchises, Facilities, Marketing, Media & Finance -- May 6-7, Park Lane Hotel in NYC. The conference designed to bring pro analysis to pro sports. Paul Kagan and John Mansell

Tags: Atlanta Braves, CBS, Classified Advertisements, NBA, Nike, Time Warner, Viacom

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