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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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DOES SIZE MATTER TO NHL? COULD HOUSTON ARENA BE TOO SMALL?

The Rockets are "pushing to downsize a proposed arena to a seating capacity that some hockey officials believe would be too small to attract" an NHL team, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHR

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets, NHL

07/14/99
NOT EVERYTHING'S AS SWEET AS BRANDI FOR REST OF U.S. TEAM

Despite the U.S. women''s soccer team''s WWC win, "most companies with big sports-marketing budgets have been surprisingly tepid about new advertising or sponsorship commitments," according to Walker

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, ESPN, NikeTown, Walt Disney, Wheaties

07/14/99
SAVE FENWAY PROPONENTS KEEP HEAT ON SOX WITH COST ESTIMATE

Members of grass-roots group Save Fenway Park said yesterday that "their plan" to renovate the facility "would save" MA taxpayers "about" $90M, according to Meg Vaillancourt of the BOSTON GLOBE. In a

Tags: Boston Red Sox, CBS, Facilities, Viacom

07/14/99
FOX'S 13.2/23 FOR ALL-STAR GAME DOWN 8% FROM '98 OVERNIGHT

Fox''s broadcast of last night MLB All-Star Game pulled a 13.2/23 overnight Nielsen rating, down 8% from last year''s 14.4/25 overnight rating on NBC (Fox). In Boston, Howard Manly writes that Fox "di

Tags: ESPN, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

07/14/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: WNBA Announced Attendance Through July 13 TEAM GAMES TOTAL ''99 AVG. % FULL ''98 AVG. % +/- Washington 8 116,131 14,516 70% 15,910 - 8.8% New York 8 101,454 12,682 64% 14,935 -15.1% Phoenix 4 4

Tags: The Back of the Book, WNBA

07/14/99
AFTER DISPUTE, MEDIAONE REACHES DEAL W/FSW FOR DODGERS GAMES

MediaOne "struck a deal earlier this week" with Fox Sports West, (FSW) allowing the cable operator to "receive the expanded Dodgers slate on the Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) channel," according to Cynthia

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

07/14/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

INT''L NOTE: British TV group Granada has agreed to pay $34M for a 9.9% stake in the English Premier League''s Liverpool soccer club. DAILY VARIETY''s Adam Dawtrey notes that the deal "effectively giv

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Avalanche, English Premier League, Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

07/14/99
PROTEAM.COM USHERS IN A NEW PRESIDENT IN REORGANIZATION

PROTEAM.com, formerly Genesis Direct, has named sports marketing exec Harry Usher as its new President & CEO and "is regrouping into an Internet-based sports merchandise company," according to Lauren

Tags: Finance, NASCAR, NBA, NHL

07/14/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" led with a U.S. women''s soccer team update and followed with the U.S. men''s national soccer team-Derby County highlights. T

Tags: ABC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, ESPN, NASCAR, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, San Francisco 49ers, Sports Illustrated, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, TNN, Toronto Blue Jays, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/14/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MICHAEL JORDAN was in London for the opening of the latest NikeTown (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/14)....In Miami, Jason Cole reports that Dolphins DE JASON TAYLOR is coming out with a calendar of him "in a

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, Miami Dolphins, NikeTown, Philadelphia Flyers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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