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03/18/98
MEDIA NOTES

TV: ESPN Star Sports has signed an agreement with the Augusta National Country Club to broadcast the ''98 Masters Tournament in Asia. The deal gives ESPN Star Sports exclusive cable and satellite righ

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, ECHL, ESPN, Houston Astros, IBM, NHL, PGA Tour, R J Reynolds, Media, UPN, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/18/98
LEGAL BEAT: CELTICS PASS ON WALL STREET JOURNAL LIBEL SUIT

While Celtics Chair Paul Gaston "threatened" a little over three years ago "to sue the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper suggested drug abuse and team negligence may have contributed to the deat

Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises, Houston Rockets

03/18/98
IS ROOKIE WAGE A BIGGER CONCERN TO NBA THAN OPENING CBA?

In Philadelphia, Timothy Dwyer writes when NBA owners meet Monday in Texas, they "are supposed to talk about" reopening the CBA, but that "a more difficult matter" is correcting the rookie salary cap,

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

03/18/98
PACKERS RAISE $24M FROM STOCK SALE, FALL SHORT OF $80M GOAL

The Packers announced yesterday that they raised more than $24M from the sale of roughly 120,000 shares of stock during a 17-week window, "a considerably smaller haul than was originally forecast," ac

Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers

03/18/98
NUMBERS FUZZY, BUT SYDNEY GAMES MAY BE PRICIEST TIX YET

The cost of tickets to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games "could be the highest ever for a summer Olympics," according to AROUND THE RINGS. The cost will depend on "how many tickets are actually put up for

Tags: Olympics

03/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Rockets F CLYDE DREXLER "today will be named the new men''s head basketball coach" at the Univ. of Houston, according to Jerry Wizig of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Drexler, who plans on retiring at the con

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Denver Nuggets, Miami Marlins, Houston Rockets, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

03/18/98
CORPORATE DOLLARS PICK UP D'BACK SHUTTLE EXPENSES

Phoenix "likely will provide shuttle buses" for the Diamondbacks, but "won''t be footing the bill," according to Chris Fiscus of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Under a compromise reached Tuesday, corporate dol

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Facilities

03/18/98
BRONCOS STADIUM PLANS RECEIVE SOME MILE HIGH GUIDELINES

A new Broncos stadium "could be called Mile High, would not have a retractable roof dome, and a fourth of the cost would be paid by team owner Pat Bowlen under a bill approved by a House committee Mon

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

03/18/98
MLB OWNERS MEETINGS, II: TWINS UPDATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Twins Owner Carl Pohlad will continue to work on finalizing a deal to sell the team to NC businessman Don Beaver, according to Neal & Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Pohlad, Twins President J

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Colorado Rockies, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Southwest Sports Group, YankeeNets

03/18/98
FINANCE NOTES

The Marquee Group announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 1997, its first complete year as a public company. For the year, revenues were $21.3M versus $2.9M for the previous year.

Tags: Finance

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