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07/15/97
GENERAL MOTORS GETS READY TO SIGN AN OLYMPIC-SIZED DEAL

General Motors (GM) "is close to signing a wide-ranging eight-year sponsorship agreement" with the USOC and a "separate but related media deal with NBC that''s estimated at more than $200 million," ac

Tags: General Motors, NBC, Olympics, OPUS, SLOC, USOC

07/15/97
BRANSON EYES SPORTS SPONSORSHIP IF UK BANS TOBACCO BACKING

Virgin Chair Richard Branson said yesterday that he would form a rival to the Formula One racing circuit if F1 "carries out its threat to pull out of Silverstone, venue for the British Grand Prix, whe

Tags: Formula One

07/15/97
ARLI$$ MICHAELS: WORKING MAN'S FRIEND, NBA SALARY CAPOLOGIST

On tonight''s episode of "Arli$$" on HBO entitled "Salary Cap This," Sports Illustrated plans an article about sports agents and will only select one to appear on the cover. Despite some early maneuve

Tags: HBO, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

07/15/97
SPORTSCHANNEL NY STRIKES OUT METS GAMES ON COMCAST

SportsChannel NY (SCNY) "has begun to black out" some Mets telecasts on nine Comcast cable systems because Comcast "is refusing to pay" $1M for 25 games added to SCNY''s schedule, affecting "roughly"

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, New York Mets, Media, Walt Disney

07/15/97
EARLY BIRDS AREN'T COMING OUT TO BUY WORM'S SIGNATURE SHOE

Converse''s All Star 91 Dennis Rodman signature shoe, which hit retail June 27 at $85 a pair, "so far has fouled out with fans," according to a DOW JONES NEWS report in the DETROIT FREE PRESS. A Conve

Tags: Converse, Washington Nationals

07/15/97
AS IRABU GOES FOR WIN NO. 2, T-SHIRT FRACAS CONTINUES

The "Typhoon Irabu" t-shirts sold outside Yankee Stadium during Hideki Irabu''s debut last Thursday "were unlicensed by baseball and could be confiscated today," sources told Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. P

Tags: New York Yankees, YankeeNets

07/15/97
STAR-LEDGER WRITER SUES NETS AND CALIPARI OVER ETHNIC SLUR

Newark Star-Ledger sportswriter Dan Garcia filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking damages from the March 20 "verbal attack" by Nets coach John Calipari, according to Adam Zagoria in the STAR-LEDGER. The su

Tags: Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

07/15/97
GOODWILL GAMES AIMS TO TAKE OVER THE BIG APPLE IN SUMMER '98

To "save the money-losing" Goodwill Games "from extinction," Turner Broadcasting System "has seized control of the sports extravaganza -- handling everything from selling tickets, to managing voluntee

Tags: Olympics, Sports Illustrated, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/15/97
ROYALS MAY DELAY OWNER SEARCH, LOOK TO UP REVENUE STREAM

Since the ''97 season is becoming a "financial disappointment," Royals President Michael Herman said they "probably will postpone their quest for a new owner until next year," according to Charles Cru

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals

07/15/97
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, ABL WOULD RATHER BE IN PHILADELPHIA

ABL officials told members of the Richmond Rage that the team "will be moved, probably to Philadelphia" for the ''97-98 season, according to Mel Greenberg of the PHILA. INQUIRER. ABL CEO Gary Cavalli

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, News Corp./Fox, WNBA

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