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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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03/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Cola-Cola confirmed that its Chief Marketing Officer SERGIO ZYMAN will resign and that CHARLES FRENETTE will succeed him in the position effective May 1 (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/20)....The USTA hired

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, NFL, Nike, People and Pop Culture, USTA

03/20/98
TAGLIABUE FAVORS TOM CLANCY'S BID; IS ROGER OVER AND OUT?

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue ruled in Tom Clancy''s favor in the Vikings ownership dispute, according to Don Banks of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Tagliabue ruled that team President Roger Headric

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

03/20/98
ESPN TO AIR PRESIDENT CLINTON'S TOWN MEETING ON RACE/SPORTS

President Clinton will discuss race in America with a "focus on sports" when he conducts a town hall meeting in Houston on April 14, according to Nancy Mathis of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The meeting wil

Tags: ESPN, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

03/20/98
FACILITY NOTES

In Denver, the Metropolitan Football Stadium Board "voted unanimously to recommend" that the state Legislature "throw out" plans for a possible retractable dome on a new stadium for the Broncos. The B

Tags: AHL, Comcast-Spectacor, Denver Broncos, Facilities, NCAA, PepsiCo, Philadelphia Flyers

03/20/98
ARE NBA OWNERS SET TO RE-OPEN CBA IN MEETINGS ON MONDAY?

NBA owners will vote Monday to "void the final three years" of its CBA, "setting the stage for a potential lockout at the end of the season," according to officials cited by David Moore of the DALLAS

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

03/20/98
MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE LEAVING OF THE GLORY FROM ATLANTA

After two seasons of "battling poor attendance and losing money," the ABL Glory will not return to Atlanta next season, according to Celeste Whittaker of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The team will move t

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/20/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: CHARTING MOVEMENT OF FIGURE SKATERS

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll has charted how America''s favorite figure skaters have rated in popularity over the past several months. In February, ESPN Chilton surveyed 1,000 figure skating fans as to th

Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

03/20/98
NC HOUSE SPEAKER AIMS TO DELAY BALLPARK FINANCING VOTE

NC House Speaker Pro Tem Steve Wood said he wants to try to "slip through a bill delaying indefinitely a vote" on a 1% prepared food tax to help fund a new baseball stadium in the Triad area, accordin

Tags: Facilities, MLB

03/20/98
WILD THINGS: TEAM OPENS BOOKS AFTER QUESTIONS ON FINANCES

Minnesota Wild officials released a partial list of the team''s investors and details of its business plan to legislators yesterday, in "an effort to quell suspicions about its financial dealings," ac

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Wild

03/20/98
CBC/TSN ACQUIRE CANADIAN OLYMPIC RIGHTS IN JOINT BID

CBC "joined forces" with TSN yesterday to sign a "record" US$160M deal for Canadian broadcast rights to the next five Olympic Games, according to Longley & Buffery of the TORONTO SUN. The deal was "a

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Media

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