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07/21/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen, on the team''s new uniforms: "It''s become sort of an in-vogue thing to do to write about how ugly the uniforms are because some nut gets on ESPN and talks about it. It''s al

Tags: Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Carolina Hurricanes, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, Kansas City Royals, NHL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

07/21/97
LENDERS BANK ON TEAM DEALS FOR ADDED REVENUE AND EXPOSURE

The number of large U.S. banks becoming increasingly involved in financing pro sports was examined by Gary Silverman of NEWSDAY. By financing the purchase of teams and the construction of facilities,

Tags: Bank of America, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Pelicans

07/21/97
CNN/SI INTRODUCES SPORTSIM FANTASY AREA TO NEW WEB SITE

CNN/SI has added SportSim, "a free fantasy sports environment," to its web site located at http://www.CNNSI. com, according to Nzong Xiong of the N.Y. TIMES. SportSim is a joint venture between CNN/SI

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

07/21/97
LEAGUE NOTES

At Troon, four-day attendance at the British Open was 176,500, up from 161,000 when the tournament was last held there in ''89 (AP, 7/21)....The Colorado Silver Bullets women''s baseball team has rece

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/21/97
OFMA'S ROGERS WANTS TO MAKE RAIDERS PSLS PERMANENT

Oakland Football Marketing Association (OFMA) Marketing Dir Richard Rogers "is pushing" to make PSLs permanent, "hoping to lure fans to buy 20,000 empty football seats at the Coliseum," according to R

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

07/21/97
CALLAWAY GOLF TAKES ODYSSEY WITH $130M ACQUISITION

CA-based Callaway Golf announced today that it has reached an agreement with U.S. Industries to buy the assets of its subsidiary, Odyssey Sports Inc., for $130M in cash. Odyssey Sports makes Odyssey p

Tags: Callaway Golf, LPGA, Nike, PGA Tour

07/21/97
MEDIA NOTES

In reviewing ABC''s coverage of the British Open, the CHICAGO TRIBUNE''s Michael Hirsley writes the telecast "had its moments, memorable and not" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 7/21). In Toronto, Rob Longley write

Tags: ABC, BSkyB, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Wizards

07/21/97
STADIUM NOTES

In San Antonio, Dan Cook writes that the Spurs "are in desperate need of help if they are to remain in San Antonio for the long haul. As things now stand, they would be about a 3-1 underdog if a vote

Tags: Facilities, Int'l Speedway Corp., San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Mariners

07/21/97
MEMPHIS BLUES? OILERS FACE TICKET CHALLENGES AT NEW HOME

The NFL Oilers are experiencing "slow" ticket sales in Memphis, where they will play their first two seasons before moving to Nashville, according to John McClain of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The team ha

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, New York Liberty, NFL

07/21/97
TORONTO REPORT HAS BEESTON NAMED TO MLB POST THIS WEEK

Blue Jays CEO Paul Beeston "this week will accept a position as CEO of Major League Baseball and leave the Jays," according to Bob Elliott of the TORONTO SUN. Bob Nicholson, the team''s VP/Business, w

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

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