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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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07/26/99
TOUR DE LANCE: NOW THE PUBLICITY TOUR BEGINS FOR ARMSTRONG

Cyclist Lance Armstrong yesterday became only the second American and first cancer survivor to win the Tour de France, and in N.Y., Frank Litsky calls his win "the ultimate payoff for someone who ...

Tags: ABC, Nike, NikeTown, Visa, Walt Disney, Yahoo

07/26/99
LINCOLN LOGS OFF NINTENDO; IS MARINERS CEO POST NEXT?

Mariners co-Owner Howard Lincoln is "planning to resign" as Nintendo Chair next year, a move which is "sparking speculation" that he could "be in line for the" team''s CEO post, according to Bruscas &

Tags: Franchises, Seattle Mariners

07/26/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France, followed by Indians-Yankees. CNN/SI''s 11:00pm ET "Sports Tonight" led with

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, TNN, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/26/99
SPORTSLINE SHARES DROP AS SECOND-QUARTER LOSS IS WIDENED

Shares of SportsLine USA "fell more than" 17% on Friday after reporting that its second-quarter loss "widened on higher expenses," according to BLOOMBERG NEWS. SportsLine''s second-quarter loss widene

Tags: Finance

07/26/99
REPORT HAS MILLER PARK OPENING ON TIME AN "IMPOSSIBLE TASK"

Eleven days after an accident killed three construction workers, it is "increasingly clear" that having Miller Park completed by its scheduled opening next April "will be nearly an impossible task," a

Tags: Facilities

07/26/99
ESPN EXAMINES HOW ATHLETES ARE MILKIN' THE LATEST CEREAL FAD

Last year, Bills QB Doug Flutie started the trend of pro athletes having cereals named after them with "Flutie Flakes," and now he "is joined by an expanding group of athletes who are widening your br

Tags: Buffalo Bills, ESPN, Houston Astros, Walt Disney

07/26/99
ESPN GOES TO COURT TO PROTECT BRAND NAME AGAINST CSPN

ESPN "wants a federal court to force" AL-based College Sports Production Network (CSPN) Southeast to "change its name," according to Gilbert Nicholson of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, who reports that t

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

07/26/99
PRELIMINARY OVERNIGHT RATINGS FROM RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists the preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings from select weekend sporting events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Fusion-MetroStars 7/24 ABC 3:00-5:00pm 1.1/3 Tour De Fra

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Champ Car World Series, Los Angeles Sparks, MLB, MLS, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/26/99
HAS HARGRAVE'S DEPARTURE STALLED A-B'S BGN KY SPONSORSHIP?

Anheuser-Busch officials and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are scheduled to appear at a Thursday news conference in KY, where sources said NASCAR and A-B execs are planning to announce the new $130M KY Speedway

Tags: Anheuser Busch, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Sara Lee

07/26/99
LEAGUE NOTES

NO MORE PROS AT TOURNAMENT? In Boston, Peter May, on the Tournament of the Americas: "Because the US had to play here, one other team is not going to Sydney, and that''s too bad. What was FIBA thinkin

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

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