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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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07/27/98
THREE KILLED AND SIX INJURED AT CART'S U.S. 500 IN MICHIGAN

Three people were killed and six injured Sunday "when an Indy-style car racing at more than 200 mph slammed into the wall" at CART''s U.S. 500 held at MI Speedway, "rocketing a wheel and suspension pa

Tags: ABC, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

07/27/98
MCLEAN, KUCHAR, ROSE ALL REPORTEDLY IN IMG'S CROSSHAIRS

IMG has used an approach "similar" to the one it used to sign Tiger Woods in its "attempt" to get Univ. of MN golfer James McLean to turn pro, according to Charley Walters of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRES

Tags: IMG, NCAA

07/27/98
NEW POLL BREAKS DOWN N.Y. FAN SUPPORT: ARE ISLES STRANDED?

A poll conducted last month for Newsday by Hofstra Univ. found that a vast majority of people in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties reject the idea of using public money to help build new homes for t

Tags: Facilities, New York Islanders, New York Mets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

07/27/98
FACILITY NOTES

In Boston, Will McDonough reported that the two-year- old FleetCenter "will be getting a facelift in the near future," including plans for a hotel plus office and retail space. Bruins Owner Jerry Jaco

Tags: Boston Bruins, Facilities, NFL, San Diego Padres

07/27/98
RHI'S BUSINESS STRATEGY INVOLVES FACILITIES/IN-LINE PRODUCTS

Roller Hockey Int''l (RHI) President & CEO Bernie Mullin announced a "plan designed to strengthen the league and have it re-emerge as a mature league that will succeed into the next millennium," accor

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/27/98
IS IRON MIKE LOOKING TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE?

Having already asked NJ for a boxing license, MIKE TYSON "will soon ask New York boxing officials to give him a license," according to Gregg Birnbaum of the N.Y. POST. A "knowledgeable source" said th

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

07/27/98
CAN ADIDAS-SALOMON COMBAT LATEST TAYLOR MADE DIFFICULTIES?

Shares of adidas-Salomon AG "skidded to a seven-month low" on Frankfurt''s DAX Friday after its preliminary first- half results "disappointed investors," according to a REUTERS report. adidas-Salomon

Tags: Finance, Washington Nationals

07/27/98
WILL NOVEMBER BALLOT DRIVE A WEDGE THROUGH REDS PLANS?

All indications are that Hamilton County voters this November "will be able to cast ballots in the long-running baseball stadium debate," according to Lucy May of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Proponents o

Tags: Facilities

07/27/98
PYTHONS SNAKE A DEAL WITH ADIDAS; PSA DRAWS WELL IN DALLAS

The Premier Soccer Alliance (PSA) Portland Pythons have signed a one-year deal with adidas, under which adidas will serve as the official uniform and equipment provider for the team in its inaugural P

Tags: Washington Nationals

07/27/98
MEDIA NOTES

Former CBS golf commentator Ben Wright will contribute to the syndicated "Golf 2000" with Peter Jacobsen, via a segment titled "Quite Wright" beginning with the September 14 episode (Rudy Martzke, USA

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, NBC, New York Liberty, NFL, PepsiCo, Seattle Storm, Media, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

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