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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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03/26/98
FEMALE ATHLETE PUBLISHES NEW EDITION WITH 100 MORE ITEMS

The Female Athlete, Inc., the NY-based catalog company geared toward female athletes ages 8-to-23 and their mothers, has launched its second edition. The first catalog, which was sent to 100,000 homes

Tags: Dallas Stars, Southwest Sports Group

03/26/98
OFF THE GOLF COURSE, OLAZABAL AND OTHERS MAKING HEADLINES

MacGregor Golf has signed Jose Maria Olazabal to a five-year player/endorser contract. Olazabal will use MacGregor clubs in his first endorsement pact with a U.S. club manufacturer. Terms were not dis

Tags: LPGA, Nike, PGA Tour

03/26/98
FACILITY NOTES

A proposed 23-acre development that would include an NHL-sized rink and larger Olympic-sized ice skating facility for the NHL Kings and a basketball court for the Lakers will be unveiled before the El

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, Facilities, General Motors, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, NHL

03/26/98
TAKING IT TO THE WEDGE: COUNTY OFFERS BALLPARK SITE

Hamilton County, OH, has offered to build the Reds a new $235M, 45,000-seat riverfront stadium on the "wedge" site between Cinergy Field and the Crown area of Cincinnati, according to documents obtain

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Facilities

03/26/98
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH OFFER NEW LAP OF LUXURY

When the Angels'' refurbished ballpark, Edison Int''l Field, opens Friday it "will be a place that more clearly draws the lines between the haves and have-nots," according to Barbara Kingsley of the O

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Facilities, Walt Disney

03/26/98
WILD TOLD TO LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS TO FINANCE NEW ARENA

St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, in search of $65M in state aid to help fund a $130M hockey arena for the Wild, "was told by legislators Wednesday to look for additional ways to raise the money other than

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Wild

03/26/98
HAWKS-BULLS MATCHUP NOT LIKELY TO BREAK ATTENDANCE RECORD

The Hawks will place 3,000 additional tickets on sale, at $5 each, for Friday''s game against the Bulls at the Georgia Dome, according to Jeffrey Denberg of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The proceeds from

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Time Warner

03/26/98
AMEX BECOMES A TOP SPONSOR OF INT'L WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

AmEx has become an umbrella sponsor of the four new World Golf Championship events that will debut in ''99, and will serve as the primary sponsor of the November stroke play event, which will be calle

Tags: American Express, Nike, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

03/26/98
RELATIONS MUST BE IMPROVING: CHINA WANTS ITS ESPN AND MTV

A new survey finds that ESPN and MTV "are the dominant foreign-programming channels on cable systems in China," according to Maureen Sullivan of DAILY VARIETY. Boston Consulting Group surveyed 41 cabl

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

03/26/98
SI'S PROFILE OF LIGHTNING DRAWS TEAM IRE, REBUTTAL FROM NHL

In a piece titled "Team Turmoil," SI''s Howard & Munson write that "you could ... make the case that the Lightning ... is the worst franchise in sports." The team has been up for sale since the fall o

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Sports Illustrated, Tampa Bay Lightning, Time Warner

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