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08/08/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Islanders Owner John Pickett said all the "suitors" for the Isles are "from the New York area, save one from Beverly Hills." Pickett said among the reasons that the team''s asking price has increased

Tags: CFL, Colorado Avalanche, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Islanders, NHL

08/08/97
"SPEEDWEEK" SET FOR FINAL LAP ON ESPN

"Speedweek" will "end its run" on ESPN after 14 seasons on the air, according to Richard Huff of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The half-hour weekly program airs at 12:30am ET and is produced by IN-based Linger

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

08/08/97
STADIUM NOTES

Thursday night, the Jefferson (CO) County School Board gave school district staff "the go-ahead to finalize" a 10- year, $2M deal under which U.S. West Communications would put its name on Jefferson C

Tags: Coca-Cola, Facilities, PepsiCo

08/08/97
L.A. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTS PRO FOOTBALL AT COLISEUM

Nearly two months after "failing to muster enough support the first time the issue was discussed," the L.A. Chamber of Commerce Thursday "voted to support" the return of pro football to the L.A. Colis

Tags: Facilities, NFL

08/08/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DON WADDELL resigned his position as GM of the IHL Solar Bears to become Assistant GM of the Red Wings (Solar Bears)....The NHRA named CHRIS BLAIR Dir of the NHRA Northwest Division. Blair was formerl

Tags: Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, NHRA, Philadelphia Flyers, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

08/08/97
BLUES UNDERTAKE EXPANSION APPROACH TO RECAPTURE FAN BASE

After losing their "identity and a substantial base of loyal fans," the Blues "are offering apologies, a smile, a handshake and reduced ticket prices," according to Bernie Miklasz of the ST. LOUIS POS

Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Blues

08/08/97
BLUE JAYS POST RATINGS INCREASE ON TSN

Blue Jays ratings on TSN are up from ''96, according to William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The team is drawing "an average audience of about 350,000 a game," up 12%. TSN VP/Programming Rick

Tags: Media, Toronto Blue Jays

08/08/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Rich Kenah, an agent for DC-based FAME who is competing in today''s 800-meter final at the World Track & Field Championships in Athens, has a signature shoe from Asics called "The Kenah" (USA TODAY, 8

Tags: Anheuser Busch, NASCAR, Pittsburgh Steelers, WNBA

08/08/97
NFL MAKES ITS CASE AGAINST TIMES-UNION'S JAGUARS WEB SITE

In response to yesterday''s Florida Times-Union story regarding a dispute over that newspaper''s Web page on the Jaguars, the NFL sent a letter to the Times-Union detailing its position. League attorn

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Media

08/08/97
MARLINS SEARCH FOR ANSWERS REGARDING "SEARCH COMMITTEE"

A Miami "alternative weekly" newspaper, Miami New Times, has established a "Marlins Relocation Search Committee office," according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. Lebowitz: "The

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Franchises

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