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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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03/03/98
WHAT DOES WNBA "GOT NEXT" FOR 2ND SEASON? "JOIN IN" CAMPAIGN

The WNBA''s ''98 promotional campaign, "Join In," will be formally introduced this Sunday during the Bulls-Knicks game on NBC. The 30-second spot features WNBA players Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, Cynthia

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

03/03/98
MEDIA NOTES

CASEY AT BAT: Casey Martin''s return to the Nike Tour at the Greater Austin Open "can be seen this week only on" The Golf Channel, which will "train a dedicated camera" on him (Richard Sandomir, N.Y.

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, HBO, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Nike, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/03/98
LEAGUE NOTES

USA TODAY''s Hal Bodley reports that early calculations and winter rosters have the Orioles with MLB''s highest payroll at $71,538,134, followed by the Yankees, at $71,255,598; Braves, $60,885,000; In

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/03/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: IHL Attendance Through March 1 TEAM HOME DATES TOTAL AVERAGE ARENA CAPACITY PERCENT CAPACITY DETROIT 33 400,268 12,129 20,182 60% GRAND RAPIDS 31 332,376 10,721 10,834 99% CHICAGO 32 278,383 8,

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, The Back of the Book

03/03/98
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEEKS EDITOR FOR PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT

Major League Baseball is looking for a highly motivated editor, with five years experience, for its Publishing Department. The editor''s general function will be to generate story ideas and create edi

Tags: Classified Advertisements, MLB

03/02/98
OAKLAND COLISEUM AUTHORITY FACES MORE UNPAID BILLS

The Oakland Coliseum Authority is facing $10M in "unexpected bills for the makeover of the newly reopened basketball arena -- yet another burden for the financially troubled public agency," according

Tags: Facilities, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders

03/02/98
CALIPARI UNDER FIRE: MA COMMISSION, NBA, BOTH INVESTIGATING

The MA State Ethics Commission is investigating Nets coach John Calipari for "his conduct" during his tenure as coach of the UMass basketball team, according to Don Burke of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Th

Tags: Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

03/02/98
WE'LL HAVE FUN, FUN, FUN IF CORESTATES TAKES ARENA NAME AWAY

First Union Corp. shareholders approved the pending $16.6B purchase of CoreStates Financial Corp. First Union said that 97% of the votes cast by its shareholders were in favor of the transaction, whic

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Facilities

03/02/98
HONDA'S TICKET TO RIDE ABOARD NBC'S FOUR-YEAR NBA DEAL

NBC "is close to inking" a multiyear advertising deal with Honda Motor Co., one of the first deals under its new, four-year NBA contract, according to Wayne Friedman of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The dea

Tags: NBA, NBC

03/02/98
NASCAR CAFE PULLING INTO THE LAS VEGAS STRIP IN EARLY '99

NASCAR and Las Vegas'' Sahara Hotel and Casino have agreed to develop a NASCAR Cafe family entertainment complex within the existing Sahara Casino. The complex will carry the NASCAR Cafe banner and wi

Tags: Events and Attractions, NASCAR, R J Reynolds

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