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07/27/98
ESPN WANTS TO GET IN THE ARENA, TALKING INVESTMENT IN LEAGUE

ESPN is in "discussions" with the AFL "to take an equity position in the 12-year-old league," according to Daniel Kaplan of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The talks are "being held simultaneously with th

Tags: ABC, AFL, ESPN, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Walt Disney

07/27/98
UNION AND LEAGUE MEET AUGUST 6; SHAQ VIEW ON THE SIDELINES

The NBA and the NBPA "are ready to return to the bargaining table" as the two parties will meet August 6 in New York, representing the first negotiating session since the league imposed a lockout of p

Tags: Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

07/27/98
CALLAWAY LAYS OFF 300 TEMPS; NO PLANS FOR FULL-TIME CUTS

Callaway "laid off 300 temporary workers" last week and "began to scrutinize its operations for other costs to slice" after the company posted a 55% decline in profits in the second quarter ended June

Tags: Finance

07/27/98
ANOTHER STANLEY CUP BRINGS GLORY, FUN AND ... A TICKET HIKE

The Red Wings have raised ticket prices for the ''98-99 season. The most expensive seats at Joe Louis Arena will cost $72 a game, up from $67 last year. The cheapest rose from $18 to $20. All other pr

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Franchises

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
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
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
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
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

The U.S. Women''s Soccer Team has signed a marketing pact with The Marquee Group, which will handle the players'' off-the-field marketing endeavors (TMG)....Bobby Orr filmed a MasterCard TV spot with

Tags: Coca-Cola, MasterCard, New York Yankees, PepsiCo, YankeeNets

07/27/98
TWINS INK LEASE DEAL; LOCALS HAVE 30 DAYS TO BID ON TEAM

On Friday, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission unanimously approved the Twins'' two-year Metrodome lease extension, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. As part of the a

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins

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