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04/15/99
FACILITY NOTES

GOVERNMENT AID: The Pittsburgh Public Auditorium Authority approved selling "up to" $435M in bonds to go toward paying the city''s share of the construction costs of new facilities for the Pirates and

Tags: Columbus Crew, Facilities, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

04/15/99
WNYW-FOX IN N.Y. FACES QUANDARY IF GRETZKY WALKS AWAY

WAYNE GRETZKY "hinted broadly" yesterday that retirement is his "strongest consideration," according to Joe Lapointe of the N.Y. TIMES. Gretzky: "I''d probably be lying if I didn''t say I was leaning

Tags: Boston Bruins, Cablevision, Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Stars, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

04/15/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

The ''99 Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX, will be titled the "Wells Fargo Sun Bowl." Since ''96, the event has been called the "Norwest Sun Bowl," but the name change is the result of the November merger betw

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, NHRA, Nike, NikeTown, San Francisco 49ers

04/15/99
I KNOW WHAT YOU WON'T DO NEXT SUMMER: OWN THE A'S

Mandalay Entertainment execs Paul Schaeffer and Peter Guber have "withdrawn all interest" in purchasing the A''s, according to Howard Bryant of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Schaeffer, on the group''s in

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics

04/15/99
NFL AND ROSKI HEADED FOR SHOWDOWN OVER COLISEUM EXCLUSIVITY?

Michael Ovitz said Wednesday that he and his partners "will drop their bid" to win an NFL team for Carson and "shift their attention to the New Coliseum project," according to Simers & Newton of the L

Tags: Franchises, NFL

04/15/99
TIME TO PAY UP: NCAA'S COST OF RESTRICTED EARNINGS CASE

The NCAA is going to ask all Div. I schools "to share the pain" in its $54.5M settlement in the restricted earnings case, according to Doug Tucker of the AP. Under a plan approved this week by the NCA

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

04/15/99
"THEY LOVE THIS GAME!" CHINESE TV FILMS DOCUMENTARY ON NBA

NBA Entertainment is assisting China Central TV (CCTV) to produce two 45-minute documentaries about the league, which will be broadcast this summer in China on CCTV, according to John Smallwood of the

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Media

04/14/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Lakers F DENNIS RODMAN will play himself in the April 26 episode of CBS'' "L.A. DOCTORS" (NEWSDAY, 4/13). ...FORTUNE''s David Whitford profiles Marlins Owner JOHN HENRY, who says that MLB''s "only neg

Tags: CBS, Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Lakers, MLB, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, UPS, Viacom

04/14/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Nashville, Larry Woody wrote that the Predators'' final 16 home games will have been played in front of sellout crowds. Woody: "The late-season sellouts are significant: Neither the waning novelty

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Vikings, Nashville Predators, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

04/14/99
APRIL FOOL'S! GIANTS TO MOVE BACK PAC BELL OPENER

The MLB Giants, who have "long touted" April 1, 2000, as the opening day for their new Pac Bell Park, will actually play their home opener on April 11, according to Henry Schulman of the S.F. CHRONICL

Tags: Franchises, San Francisco Giants

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