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03/18/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MICHAEL MERHAB is leaving the NHLPA as Dir of Licensing for Trading Cards & Collectibles and will become the Exec VP/Licensing & Business Affairs for CA-based Internet Sports Network (SPORTS COLLECTOR

Tags: People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Rams

03/18/99
IS MLS FACING ITS MAKE OR BREAK SEASON IN 4TH YEAR?

MLS begins its fourth season on Saturday with a "general feeling that this is a make-or-break year for the organization," according to Dan Giesin of the S.F. CHRONICLE. While "cautious optimism prevai

Tags: Columbus Crew, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, New England Revolution

03/18/99
UNBROKEN CHAIN? CRITICS TAKE SHOTS AT IOC'S BABY STEPS

Reaction was mixed to the IOC''s expulsion of six members and the overwhelming vote of confidence for President Juan Antonio Samaranch during the committee meetings in Lausanne on Wednesday. U.S. Sena

Tags: ABC, CBS, Eastman Kodak, IBM, IOC, News Corp./Fox, Olympics, SLOC, UPS, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/18/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CA-based entertainment agency Riprock created a one- night media hit in L.A. for new ATP Tour No. 1 player CARLOS MOYA. Moya attended the world premier of CLINT EASTWOOD''s "True Crime" on Monday and

Tags: ATP, Cincinnati Reds, Denver Broncos, NBA, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

03/18/99
DEALS & DOLLARS AND NAMES & FACES: SOSA TAKES BOW FOR K-MART

Chicago-based Burns Sports and IMS have negotiated an endorsement deal for Sammy Sosa with Big K-Mart. Sosa shot a national TV spot for the company in AZ, which was handled by agency Campbell Mithun E

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Dr Pepper/7UP, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NBA, Upper Deck, Wilson Sporting Goods, Yahoo

03/18/99
LICENSING, MERCHANDISING AND BRI, OH MY! UNION HAPPY W/57%

The NBPA said that its players will receive "about" 57% of the league''s BRI this season, which is "about the same as last season," according to Scott Soshnick of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The union said that 5

Tags: Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Antonio Spurs, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/18/99
CHICAGO HOCKEY FANS LOYAL TO MORE THAN ONE TEAM

The IHL Wolves are debunking the old line that "there are only 20,000 hockey fans in the Chicago area," as the team is enjoying "stellar crowds" this season, according to Jeff Vorva of the DAILY SOUTH

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Franchises, NBA, News Corp./Fox

03/18/99
IS PATRIOTS' STADIUM PACT ROWLAND THE WRONG WAY?

CT Gov. John Rowland was "visibly frustrated" at a press conference yesterday, where he "backed away from the prospect of meeting the April 2 deadline" when the state "must convince" Patriots Owner Ro

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots

03/18/99
FACILITY NOTES

Charlotte''s New Arena Committee unveiled 16 prospective sites for a new Hornets arena, 13 of which are uptown and three outside the city. The City Council will receive a new "short list" by June 30 (

Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers

03/18/99
TOTAL COVERAGE OF SPORTS EVENTS ADDS UP FOR WEB COMPANY

"No event or season matches the cost of the NCAA Tournament for Total Sports," according to David Sweet of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who wrote that about 100 company employees work to cover the three-w

Tags: American Express, Continental Airlines, General Motors, GTE, hp, Marriott, NCAA, PepsiCo, Media

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