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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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03/10/98
STUFF HAPPENS: RASHAD ADDS EXEC PRODUCING TO MULTIPLE DUTIES

Ahmad Rashad has extended his deal by four years to co- host "NBA Inside Stuff," and will add the additional title of Exec Producer. Rashad will also serve as Exec Producer for NBA Entertainment-produ

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Formula One, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/10/98
FSWO GETS THE AFL? IT'S AUSSIE FOOTBALL ON FOX SPORTS WORLD

Fox Sports World (FSWo) has reached a three-year deal with the Australian Football League (AFL) under which FSWo gains exclusive rights to broadcast the AFL''s Australian Rules Football games to North

Tags: AFL, News Corp./Fox, Media

03/10/98
WITH PLAN A VOTED DOWN, PITTSBURGH OFFICIALS OFFER PLAN B

Allegheny County and Pittsburgh city leaders yesterday proposed an $803M plan to finance new stadiums for the Pirates and Steelers along with expansion of the city''s convention center, according to R

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

03/10/98
DESPITE LOSSES AND RED INK, MCCAW REMAINS COMMITTED TO TEAMS

Six months into his term as Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment''s President & CEO, Stephen Bellringer "commands a corporation immersed in a sea of red ink caused by rising salaries ... and an unsteady Ca

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

03/10/98
CART SET TO GO PUBLIC TODAY WITH SHARES PRICED AT $16

CART Inc. will begin public trading today under the symbol "OPW" when 4.7 million shares are offered in an IPO. Shares were priced at $16. CART said it plans to use the net proceeds from the IPO, expe

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Finance

03/10/98
GOTTA BE THE SHOES: WOMEN TOP BUYERS OF ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR

The Athletic Footwear Association charts a demographic breakdown of sales in the athletic footwear market. Numbers for are for the period from January to June of each year. Dollars in billions (Athlet

Tags: The Back of the Book

03/10/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NBA: In N.Y., Ian O''Connor writes under the header, "Trouble Brewing In NBA: Face Lockout, No Jordan." He writes that the NBA "is about to suffer a crisis of charisma" and as NBA Exec Dir Billy Hunte

Tags: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Montreal Canadiens, NBA, NHL, Walt Disney

03/10/98
MEDIA NOTES

SELECTION SHOW: CBS''s NCAA men''s tournament selection show on Sunday earned a 6.5 overnight rating, up 14% over last year''s 5.7. USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke attributes the ratings increase to the for

Tags: CBS, ESPN, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Showtime, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/10/98
NEWS FROM THE SLOPES: OLYMPIC SNOWSHOEING IN 2002?

The latest figures from the SnowSports Industries America trade show indicate that 50,000 pairs of snowshoes were sold in stores in December ''97, according to Penny Parker of the DENVER POST. The 50,

Tags: American Express, Bank of America, CBS, Viacom

03/10/98
GENERAL MILLS GOES TO BAT WITH MLB-THEMED PROMOTION

General Mills is launching a multi-brand sports-themed promotion in "one of the biggest" MLB-linked packaged-goods programs, according to Lefton & Thompson of BRANDWEEK. In April, General Mills will l

Tags: MLB, Nabisco, Wheaties

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