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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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01/28/99
SFX ACQUIRES ISI IN DEAL ANNOUNCED AT DEADLINE

SFX Entertainment announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire NJ-based ISI for an aggregate purchase price of $14.1M in cash and 60,000 shares of SFX Class A common stock. ISI''s athlete clie

Tags: Burger King, Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Cleveland Browns, Finance, General Motors, Houston Astros, Sports Illustrated, Wheaties

01/27/99
RAPTORS FANS INJURED IN STAMPEDE TO SEE FREE EXHIBITION GAME

Several people were injured last night prior to the Celtics-Raptors preseason game at the SkyDome "after thousands of fans rushed through the gates" to take advantage of the free seats offered on a fi

Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Toronto Raptors

01/27/99
OLBERMANN'S GOOD HUMOR: FSN PROMO IN MIAMI W/ICE CREAM BRAND

As part of Fox Sports Net''s "Same Keith, New Network" campaign, FSN is partnering with Good Humor ice cream in a marketing effort in Miami during Super Bowl week featuring Keith Olbermann. FSN will s

Tags: News Corp./Fox

01/27/99
IS NIKETOWN.COM FOR ALPHA LINE IN BETA TEST RIGHT NOW?

Nike "has been quietly making plans to launch an online store to sell its footwear and apparel," according to Bernhard Warner of the INDUSTRY STANDARD. Sources say that Niketown.com, the possible site

Tags: Nike, NikeTown, Reebok, Media

01/27/99
SFX AND MARQUEE ALTER TERMS OF DEAL AFTER SHAREHOLDERS ANGRY

SFX Entertainment "has amended its merger agreement" with The Marquee Group (TMG) to "appease litigious shareholders," according to Richard Morgan of DAILY VARIETY. The revised deal "sweetens the amou

Tags: Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Finance

01/27/99
XEROX EXPANDS GOLF PARTNERSHIP FOR AN UNDISCLOSED PHOE(NIX)

Xerox has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar agreement to be the Presenting TV Sponsor of the PGA Tour''s Phoenix Open. The deal, which covers the 2000, 2001 and 2002 events, has a two-year ren

Tags: CBS, Motorola, PGA Tour, Viacom, Xerox

01/27/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

The community-owned CFL Edmonton Eskimos have purchased the AAA Trappers for C$8M from the Alberta Treasury Branches. Of the sale price, C$2M will come from the Eskimos, C$3M from a bank loan and C$3M

Tags: CFL, Denver Broncos, Franchises, hp, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs

01/27/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Charlotte, city officials "are negotiating to hire" MN-based CSL Int''l arena consultant Craig Skiem, who''s worked with other cities such as Dallas, Orlando and Denver. Final negotiations remain o

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

01/27/99
SYNDICATION HIGHWAY, II: ONE WAY FOR HIM TO WIN A RUDY

Raycom Sports is shopping around some weekend syndicated sports programs and specials at the NATPE convention, according to Joe Schlosser of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Raycom is touting a weekend half-hour

Tags: NCAA, PGA Tour, Raycom Sports, Media

01/27/99
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MADISONS: PUFF DADDY FILMING GARDEN SPOT

Sean "Puffy" Combs is featured in one of several vignettes entitled, "Take me to the Garden," which includes "some of the most famous Knicks fans grabbing cabs" to get to MSG "ASAP," according to Mitc

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks

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