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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

Our latest news feed will be delivered directly to your in-box every Saturday morning. SportsBusiness Saturday will provide insight into the week that was, show you what’s trending in the industry and provide links to our most-read stories of the week across SportsBusiness Daily/Journal/Global. It w...

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09/22/98
FACILITY NOTES

A crowd of about 37,000 showed up Saturday for "HockeyFest," the early opening of the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, FL. The crowd''s "verdict ... appeared to be positive, even ecstatic (MIAMI

Tags: Continental Airlines, Facilities, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, R J Reynolds

09/22/98
LEAGUE NOTES

In N.Y., Joel Sherman criticizes MLB for not properly honoring the legacy of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa''s HR chase and the consecutive-games streak of Cal Ripken: "In an indelible year when baseball

Tags: Formula One, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Manchester United, MLB

09/22/98
SCHOTT DOWN: SELIG PRAISES EFFORTS OF REDS' ALLEN

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said the decision on the future of Reds Owner Marge Schott "lies entirely with him" and "indicated" that she would not gain control of the club when her suspension expires,

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cincinnati Reds, Franchises, MLB

09/22/98
NFL GIVES IRVINE NFL HOPES A STIFF ARM; HOUSTON TALKS DRAG?

Irvine, CA''s NFL expansion hopes received a "serious setback" Friday when the league refused to allow the plan to be heard by league owners at a meeting in October, according to Harmonson & Luna of t

Tags: Franchises, NFL

09/22/98
NFL SAYS IT WILL "MOVE FORWARD" ON THEMED CENTERS

St. Joe Corp. and the NFL "are abandoning plans to develop a chain of interactive sports-themed entertainment centers," according to Carrns & Fatsis of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who calls the deal''s c

Tags: Events and Attractions, NFL

09/22/98
SIGNS OF LIFE AFTER WHALERS BECOME EXTINCT IN HARTFORD

Despite the Whalers relocating to NC, attendance at the Hartford Civic Center has "climbed nearly 12 percent this past year," according to Mike Swift of the HARTFORD COURANT. The results have been fue

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, Facilities, Madison Square Garden

09/22/98
ABC'S "SPORTS NIGHT" EARNS SOLID REVIEWS FOR SERIES DEBUT

ABC''s new series "SPORTS NIGHT" makes its season debut tonight at 9:30pm. The comedy revolves around a cable sports news show similar to ESPN''s "SportsCenter." In Boston, Matthew Gilbert calls it "o

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Seattle Storm, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

09/22/98
ESPN SWINGS AND MISSES AT STREAK? ANDRO SPOT RUNS TONIGHT

Sunday''s Yankees-Orioles game, in which Cal Ripken ended his MLB-record consecutive games played streak, was originally scheduled to be the final Sunday night MLB game on ESPN, but MLB reclaimed the

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, MLB, New York Yankees, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/18/98
HATS OFF: SPORTS SPECIALTIES TO CELEBRATE SOSA'S HR RUN

Sports Specialties signed an exclusive headwear deal with Cubs RF Sammy Sosa to market three new commemorative caps. The first, a "Season to Remember" cap featuring Sosa''s autograph and the tag, "199

Tags: ABC, Chicago Cubs, MLB, NBC, New York Mets, Walt Disney

09/18/98
DO SPORTS FANS LIKE THE NIGHTLIFE, DO THEY LIKE TO PARTY?

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll interviewed sports fans and avid sports fans on various activities that they engage in several times a month. The following compares the responses of the two from January to A

Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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