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03/18/98
FACILITY NOTES

The Tigers officially announced a deal with Tokyo-based Sumitomo Bank to finance their new ballpark. Sumitomo will fully underwrite the $145M transaction (Tigers). The Tigers "pledged control of" the

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Facilities, New England Patriots

03/18/98
PIRATES UNVEIL BALLPARK PLAN: WILL PUBLIC GO FOR IT?

Pirates Managing General Partner Kevin McClatchy "wowed a crowd of Pittsburgh notables" with his model of a new ballpark, "but shed little light on the team''s contribution" to its $203M cost, accordi

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Pirates

03/18/98
MLB OWNERS MEETINGS: TURNER IN TOWN TO VOTE ON DODGERS

MLB owners began their three-day quarterly meetings yesterday in St. Petersburg, FL. In N.Y., Murray Chass writes that Braves Owner Ted Turner plans to make a "rare appearance" at the meetings on Thur

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Time Warner

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
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
ESPN NEWS & NOTES: '98 X GAMES SPONSORS ANNOUNCED

ESPN announced that six new sponsors will join eight returning sponsors for the ''98 ESPN X Games. The first-time associate sponsors include Touchstone Pictures'' Armageddon, AC Delco, Lee Jeans, Sony

Tags: ATT, DaimlerChrysler, Dr Pepper/7UP, ESPN, General Motors, NCAA, NFL, Nike, PepsiCo, Sports Illustrated, Sprint, Visa, Walt Disney

03/18/98
A RUN TO THE SWEET 16 CAN MEAN BIG BUSINESS FOR RETAILERS

Valparaiso Univ., heading to this weekend''s NCAA men''s Sweet 16, "has locals going bananas," according to George Lazarus of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. On Monday, the school''s Book Center had "sold or rec

Tags: Indiana Fever, NCAA

03/18/98
I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP -- I WANT TO GO THE ALL-STAR GAME

MLB and Toys "R" Us have partnered in a national promotion sponsored by Pepsi Cola. The sweepstakes, titled "Be Our Reporter," will run between March 15 and April 30 and is open to kids ages 7-15. Wit

Tags: MLB, PepsiCo, Wilson Sporting Goods

03/18/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: In Edmonton, Alberta Treasury Branches will announce today whether it will accept a local group''s offer to buy the NHL Oilers. Current Owner Peter Pocklington said that the bid will be accepted,

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, Nashville Predators, NFL, NHL

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