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MLB Network today announced that Red Sox P  Ryan Dempster , who is not playing this season, will appear as an on-air analyst ( MLB Network ). NBC Sports Group announced that former figure skaters  Johnny Weir  and  Tara Lipinski  will take part in coverage of this year's ...

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07/17/97
AVP JOINS BUILDING BOOM, EYES PERMANENT L.A. STADIUM

The AVP, "stung by court rulings forbidding it to charge for tickets" at its beach events, said Wednesday that it plans to build a permanent volleyball stadium somewhere in L.A., according to Deborah

Tags: Facilities

07/17/97
OAKLEY FILES SUIT AGAINST NIKE ALLEGING PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Oakley, Inc. announced today it has filed a lawsuit against Nike alleging that some of Nike''s most recently released sunglass products infringe on Oakley''s XYZ Optics patent. The patent was issued t

Tags: Nike, Oakley

07/17/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Chicago, Michael Hirsley examines Newark Star-Ledger writer Dan Garcia''s lawsuit against the Nets and coach John Calipari. Hirsley: "Calipari''s outburst had an ethnic undertone ... but was it leg

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Lions, Franchises, Los Angeles Sparks, Brooklyn Nets, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/17/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Fila has signed Colts QB Jim Harbaugh to a multiyear deal as the company''s first NFL endorser. Harbaugh will endorse Fila football cleats, turf-training and cross- training footwear as well as sports

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Fila USA, Foot Locker/Venator Group, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Madison Square Garden, NASCAR, NFL, NHRA, R J Reynolds

07/17/97
ASTROS BALLPARK DEAL REACHED AS MCLANE AGREES TO UP ANTE

Astros Owner Drayton McLane Jr. agreed to an updated ballpark plan yesterday that has him paying for a "larger portion of the costs," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Under the agr

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

07/17/97
NEW LACROSSE LEAGUE IS MILL-ING AROUND FOR A MERGER

Founders of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) were in Washington, DC, yesterday to meet with officials of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) to discuss a merger, according to Sal Maiorana of the

Tags: AHL, Boston Bruins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, National Lacrosse League

07/17/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRAD SHERWOOD has been promoted to Local Ad Sales Manager from Account Exec at Fox Sports Pittsburgh....HEIKE BUNDESEN has been promoted to VP/Account Supervisor from Account Coordinator at Clarion Ma

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

07/17/97
SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE APPEALS FOR FINANCIAL BACKING

In its search to raise $4M for events at this January''s Super Bowl, the San Diego Host Committee "has asked the San Diego Unified Port District to become a ''gold-level partner'' and donate $500,000,

Tags: Coca-Cola, Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NFL, UPS, Visa

07/17/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In Chicago, Jerome Holtzman writes that MLB''s search for a commissioner is "likely" to lead to Acting Commissioner Bud Selig. Holtzman: "Selig has been insisting, if offered, he would decline. He has

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NHL

07/17/97
THE DAILY'S LEADERBOARD OF TOP MEN'S ENDORSEMENT DEALS

With today''s start of the British Open, THE DAILY charts endorsement deals of the top men''s pro golfers, selected from the leading money winners over the last two years. THE DAILY lists apparel, hat

Tags: Fila USA, Acushnet, General Motors, IMG, Minnesota Lynx, Nike, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Toyota, Washington Nationals, Wilson Sporting Goods

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