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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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07/09/99
IS MARKETABILITY OF WWC TEAM HERE TO STAY OR GONE TOMORROW?

Some "experts say" that the "marketing potential" of the U.S. Women''s World Cup (WWC) team "may already be tapped out," according to Wells & Horovitz of USA TODAY, who write that "marketing experts a

Tags: Anheuser Busch, General Motors, WNBA

07/09/99
MONEY MATTERS: WWC ON THE VERGE OF EARNING PROFIT?

Women''s World Cup (WWC) organizers "expect a money surplus" after the event ends with a doubleheader Saturday at the Rose Bowl, according to Gary Mihoces of USA TODAY, who writes that the WWC "runnet

Tags: ABC, CBS, Events and Attractions, MLS, NBC, SportsLine.com, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/09/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: In N.Y, Phil Mushnick writes that a letter sent to Rangers season-ticket holders by MSG President Dave Checketts explained the team''s ticket price increases as "fuel" for the team''s rebuilding

Tags: Cablevision, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Colorado Rockies, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins

07/09/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

JACK NICKLAUS "committed" to next week''s Senior PGA Tour Ameritech Senior Open and will play with MICHAEL JORDAN in the event''s Pro-Am. Ameritech Tournament Dir BRIAN FITZGERALD: "There''s no questi

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBC, NCAA, Orlando Magic, PGA Tour, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

07/09/99
FINANCE NOTES

Dolphins/Panthers Owner Wayne Huizenga told CNBC''s David Faber that he has recently been buying back shares of FL Panthers Holdings. Huizenga: "My family trust has been buying stock because we believ

Tags: Finance, Miami Dolphins

07/09/99
FOX PLANS TRIPLE PLAY FOR NEXT WEEK'S ALL-STAR COVERAGE

There will be "no shortage" of TV coverage in Boston for this weekend''s All-Star festivities, according to Howard Manly of the BOSTON GLOBE, who notes that along with Fox''s airing of Tuesday night''

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, SportsLine.com, Wal Mart, Walt Disney

07/09/99
MLB ALL-STAR GAME NOTES: ALLSTATE TO USE AGENTS IN AD

IL-based Allstate debuts a new TV ad, which features "about a dozen" of the company''s "captive agents," on Fox''s broadcast of next Tuesday''s MLB All-Star Game, according to George Lazarus of the CH

Tags: Chicago Cubs, MLB, News Corp./Fox

07/09/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Atlanta, Glenn Hannigan wrote that Philips Arena features "massive steel columns ... that spell out" Atlanta, "sort-of." Miami-based architectural firm ARQ, which designed the arena, "left a little

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Facilities, Int'l Speedway Corp.

07/09/99
SELIG SETTLES IN AS COMMISH, LAYS OUT PLAN FOR MLB'S FUTURE

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who is nearing the first anniversary of his election, is profiled by Ronald Blum of the AP, which writes that he "ventures from Milwaukee to pitch for new ballparks, to lob

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

07/09/99
SPONS-O-METER: WWC SHOWS IMPRESSIVE SPONSORSHIP ROSTER

THE DAILY continues "Spons-o-Meter," a comprehensive list of official corporate marketing partners of various leagues and governing bodies. Today: FIFA''s Women''s World Cup ''99 (THE DAILY). OFFICIAL

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, MasterCard, McDonalds, Sports Illustrated, Washington Nationals

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