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Sprint Frobinsons Campaign Ad Featuring Durant Debuts Tonight

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Thunder F Kevin Durant appears in “the latest TV advertisement from Sprint, which begins airing tonight across network and cable TV.” Durant is “the first athlete to star in the new episodic Frobinsons campaign for Sprint.” In addition to TV, Durant “will be featured ...

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07/09/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Sports PR consultant ANDREA KIRBY is featured in today''s CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Kirby, who "coaches" pro athletes and coaches on media relations, is "beginning to target the college market" (CSM,

Tags: NBC, New England Patriots, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

07/09/97
BARRY DILLER LATEST NAME TO GO SHOPPING FOR THE MARLINS

A source with FL-based Home Shopping Network said Tuesday that the company, led by Chair Barry Diller, "is considering bidding for the Marlins," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. The "hi

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, MLB

07/09/97
MLB ALL-STAR GAME: REALIGNMENT BEING MOVED TO FRONT BURNER?

MLB played its All-Star Game in Cleveland last evening in front of 44,916 fans, the largest crowd in the four-year history of Jacobs Field (Mult., 7/9). WHO SAYS MLB OWNERS CAN''T SHAKE THINGS UP? "St

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

07/09/97
IS THE MARQUEE GROUP EYEING MORE CAPITAL FOR NEW DEALS?

Despite recently acquiring ProServ, The Marquee Group "is not finished" in its acquisition plan, according to Patrick Harverson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Marquee "will soon" raise $50-60M in a secondary

Tags: IMG, PepsiCo

07/09/97
WESTWOOD ONE/CBS PLAYING HARDBALL WITH MLB ON CYBERCASTS

MLB "plans to put audio coverage of two or three games a day on its Website" but Westinghouse/CBS-owned stations in two markets "are declining to permit carriage in cyberspace of games they broadcast,

Tags: CBS, MLB, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Viacom

07/09/97
MEDIA NOTES

In Boston, Manley & Jensen report that WEEI-AM did not renew Celtics announcer Spencer Ross''s contract and instead signed a multiyear deal with Howard David to handle play-by- play (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/9

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Celtics, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ESPN, IBM, NBA, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/09/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In N.Y., Stuart Elliott profiles Spike DDB, the joint- venture agency between Spike Lee and DDB Needham. The six- month-old agency has billings estimated at $35M and is producing projects for sporting

Tags: Acushnet, Minnesota Vikings, News Corp./Fox, NHL, NPSL

07/09/97
LEAGUE NOTES

The NV State Athletic Commission hearing, which will announce Mike Tyson''s punishment for biting Evander Holyfield, will be carried live today at 12:15pm ET by CNN, CNN/SI, MSNBC, ESPN, ESPNews and C

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/09/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JAY GROSSMAN, Dir of Hockey Ops for Athletes & Artists, has been named VP/Marquee Hockey, a new division of The Marquee Group (The Marquee Group)....LISA OLSON has been hired by the N.Y. Daily News as

Tags: New England Patriots, New York Mets, New York Yankees, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

07/09/97
INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SEEKS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The International Hockey League is seeking candidates for the newly created Chief Operating Officer position. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of seven to 10 years of business, sports, marketi

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