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07/19/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

SECOND THOUGHTS ON SIGNING BELLE? In Baltimore, Joe Strauss wrote that Orioles Owner Peter Angelos, "angry over a series of embarrassing incidents," has "authorized an investigation" of RF Albert Bell

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Cablevision, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Montreal Canadiens, National Lacrosse League, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Time Warner, YankeeNets

07/19/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

REMINDER: The History Channel presents "MODERN MARVELS: BASEBALL PARKS," which looks at ballparks in the U.S., tonight at 7:00pm and 11:00pm PT (L.A. TIMES, 7/19). WEEKEND WEDDING BELLS: Dolphins coac

Tags: AEG, Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Stars, Fila USA, Miami Dolphins, New York Mets, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, US West/Qwest, WNBA

07/19/99
MLB IRKED AT ESPN FOR WWC REPLAY; ESPN GOES TO CONE COVERAGE

ESPN''s decision to rebroadcast the Women''s World Cup Final against MLB''s All-Star Game on Fox on Tuesday was "odd," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES, who noted the "nasty court fight

Tags: ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

07/19/99
WEAVING THEIR WAY TO THE AFL: JAGS, BROWNS OWNERS MAKE BIDS

Jaguars Owner Wayne Weaver "has filed an application to purchase" an AFL expansion team, according to Michael DiRocco of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. While a group led by David Berkman is "dropping its te

Tags: AFL, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

07/19/99
A HUNT-ING HE WILL GO FOR SLOC: UT LEADER SUPPORTS GAMES

UT billionaire industrialist Jon Huntsman, who was once "one of the harshest critics of the 2002 Winter Olympics," said on Friday he will "pledge his support not only for the Games but for Salt Lake O

Tags: Olympics, SLOC

07/19/99
ELWAY AND PATRICK BOTH TAKE HEAT FOR TAPPING THE ROCKIES

The Coors TV ads featuring John Elway and ESPN''s Dan Patrick were examined by Mike Littwin of the ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, who wrote, "I don''t know who is advising Elway, or if anyone is advising Elway.

Tags: ESPN, Walt Disney

07/19/99
MLS CAN'T CATCH BREAK FOR ALL-STARS; IS FOX EYEING A TEAM?

The MLS All-Star Game drew an announced crowd of 23,277 to 70,000-seat Qualcomm Stadium, the "smallest in the four- year history" of the event, and ABC "decided to switch the match" to ESPN2 to contin

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, News Corp./Fox, SportsLine.com, Walt Disney

07/19/99
THOMAS REPORTEDLY BUYS CBA FOR $10M, EYES MID-SIZED CITIES

CBA owners "have voted to sell operating rights to the league" to Isiah Thomas for $10M, according to sources of Bruce Berlet of the HARTFORD COURANT, who noted that owners "approved the sale" via a t

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

07/19/99
PRELIMINARY OVERNIGHT RATINGS FROM RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists the preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings from select weekend sporting events. NOTE: Most of Saturday''s sports programming was pre-empted for news coverage of the John F. Kennedy

Tags: ABC, CBS, Champ Car World Series, LPGA, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/19/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PGA Interactive named JOHN OBERG as Sales Manager. Oberg was VP/Creative & Marketing Services for Fusive.com, and will be responsible for sales and account services in the southeast and western region

Tags: HBO, Miami Heat, NBA, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

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