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08/11/97
COCA-COLA AND THE NFL TAKE AD ACTION TO THE BIG SCREEN

Coca-Cola and the NFL have created a movie trailer "promoting" the start of the ''97 NFL season, according to AD AGE. The trailer broke last weekend on 14,000 screens and was produced by NFL Propertie

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, NFL

08/11/97
IN THE PITS: CARTOON NETWORK TO END NASCAR SPONSORSHIP

NC-based Diamond Ridge Motorsports "will part company" with its major sponsor, the Cartoon Network, at the end of the ''97 season, according to an AP report in the Baltimore SUN. The Cartoon Network h

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Champ Car World Series, Procter and Gamble, R J Reynolds

08/11/97
WELCH OFFERS TO LESSEN COMPENSATION IN WAKE OF CRITICISMS

Former SLOC President Tom Welch offered Friday to forgo half of the $2M compensation package Olympic leaders proposed for give after he resigned his position, according to Mike Gorrell of the SALT LAK

Tags: Olympics, SLOC

08/11/97
NY INVESTOR MARIO GABELLI BUYS 5% OF ASCENT ENTERTAINMENT

Funds "controlled" by New York investor Mario Gabelli said they now "hold stakes of more than" 5% in Ascent Entertainment Group, according to the N.Y. POST. Gabelli and his associates own 5.63% or 1.7

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises

08/11/97
COX FINALIZES DEAL WITH SAN DIEGO STATE ON NAMING RIGHTS

In an 12-year pact estimated to be worth $7.9M, Cox Communication receives naming rights at San Diego State University''s new sports and entertainment center and a "big new" telecom customer contract,

Tags: Facilities

08/11/97
DESPITE LAST-PLACE FINISHES, CELTICS AND B'S SEEING GREEN

The Celtics and Bruins "are approaching all-time highs at the box office on the heels of last-place performances," according to Will McDonough of the BOSTON GLOBE. While FleetCenter President Richard

Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Franchises

08/11/97
POHLAD EYES IPO FOR TWINS AS BALLPARK HUNT CONTINUES

Twins Owner Carl Pohlad said "he is considering taking advantage of a possible change" in MLB rules that would allow him to issue shares of Twins stock to the public, according to Jay Weiner of the Mi

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, MLB

08/11/97
JOHN HARRINGTON: OUR HOUSE IS A VERY, VERY, VERY OLD HOUSE

Red Sox CEO John Harrington, "breaking his silence on the team''s quest for a new ballpark," said that expanding Fenway Park "would be too expensive and -- despite the city''s efforts to keep the club

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities

08/11/97
NFLPA HAS ITS EYES OPEN FOR THOSE WHO LEAK SALARY LIST

The NFLPA, "concerned about leaks to the news media," has begun coding some of its salary lists by putting "at least one erroneous figure in each list it distributed," according to Mike Freeman of the

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams

08/11/97
BILLS FRONT OFFICE TAKING STEPS TO COUNTER LOBBYISTS

In a "counterattack against lobbyists trying to convince the Erie County Legislature to vote against the team''s new lease agreement," Bills front office workers passed out yellow flyers to fans enter

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises

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