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08/05/97
METROGOLF INC. TO BUILD GOLF CENTER OVERLOOKING TIMES SQUARE

The Port Authority of NY and NJ- and Denver-based MetroGolf Inc. have entered into a 20-year lease agreement under which MetroGolf plans to develop a golf center on top of the Port Authority Bus Termi

08/05/97
CASTROL LIKES FAVRE? YOU BETTER, YOU BETTER, YOU BRETT!

Castrol is "putting more muscle behind its longtime NFL sponsorship," signing Packers QB Brett Favre as an endorser and placing him in the company''s first commercial backing a promotion, according to

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NFL, Sprint, Wheaties

08/05/97
BOWLING LOOKS TO REVAMP ITS IMAGE BEYOND THAT OF SPORT

Bowling "is becoming image conscious," as industry officials "prefer to view bowling as part of an experience greater than the mere recreational and sporting aspects," according to an extensive featur

Tags: CBS, PBA, Viacom

08/05/97
METROSTARS FIND THE MEADOWLANDS CAN BE A KICK IN THE GRASS

In an effort to guarantee the Revolution and MetroStars will play on a natural grass surface at the Meadowlands, MLS has postponed the teams'' August 6 match and will announce a new time and date late

Tags: Facilities, MLS, New England Revolution, New York Jets

08/05/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MICHAEL BUFFER -- of "Let''s get ready to rumble" fame -- was profiled on NBC''s "Today." Buffer: "The reason I came up with a phrase like ''Let''s get ready to rumble'' -- in motor racing, in the Ind

Tags: NBC, New York Jets, People and Pop Culture

08/04/97
ANOTHER FOOTBALL START-UP LOOKS TO DEBUT IN MARCH

MA-based sports exec Gus Bell is "betting that fans want to watch pro football during the NFL''s offseason" and is "organizing an eight-team, independent professional league that he expects to debut i

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/04/97
WA STADIUM AUTHORITY WANTS MORE CONTROL OF SEAHAWKS PROJECT

In WA, the seven-member Public Stadium Authority (PSA), appointed last month to oversee the new Seahawks stadium, "may be reluctant to turn everything over" to Seahawks Owner Paul Allen, who said he w

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

08/04/97
TEAM FAILS TO STRIKE OIL IN FIRST TENNESSEE APPEARANCE

During the Oilers'' debut Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, "not only did just 22,811 show up, but many of them cheered for the Saints," according to Thomas Harding of the Memphis C

Tags: Cablevision, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, New Orleans Saints, New York Liberty, Oakland Raiders

08/04/97
MR. JONES' EFFORTS TO CLEAN UP HIS COWBOYS BEING NOTICED

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones'' efforts to improve his team''s image was profiled by ESPN''s Chris Mortensen and in a N.Y. TIMES sports cover story on Sunday. At training camp in Austin, Jones has install

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Franchises, NFL, Walt Disney

08/04/97
MIAMI HERALD LOOKS AT DOLPHINS' LACK OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY

The Dolphins minority hiring was examined by Armando Salguero, who reported the team employs 87 "people in addition to ticket-office personnel who work out of Pro Player Stadium. The percentage of min

Tags: Franchises, Miami Dolphins

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