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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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02/06/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network events. All times are EST. Numbers are from the networks: EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Basketball: Regional 1/31 ABC 1:00-3:00pm 2.2/7 NCAA

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/06/98
THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: NBA TAKES OVER BIG APPLE

"Welcome to David Stern''s $10 million four-day NBA corporate schmooze fest ... Better known as the All-Star Game weekend," wrote Richard Wilner of the N.Y. POST. Wilner: "Against a backdrop of showca

Tags: ABC, ATT, IBM, NBA, NBC, Nike, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Walt Disney

02/06/98
TAMING OF THE SHOES: THE DAILY'S ALL-STAR FOOTWEAR SPECIAL

THE DAILY lists the shoes worn by the NBA''s All-Stars: ALL-STAR EAST ALL-STAR WEST Anfernee Hardaway Nike Vin Baker Nike Tim Hardaway Nike Tim Duncan Nike Michael Jordan Nike Kevin Garnet Nike Reggie

Tags: And 1, Converse, Dallas Stars, Fila USA, NBA, Nike, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Southwest Sports Group, Washington Nationals

02/06/98
ESPN CHILTON POLL: HERE'S A SHOCKER, MJ MOST POPULAR

ESPN/Chilton Sports Poll asked 12-34 year olds over the past year to name their favorite NBA players: ''96 PLAYER % ''97 PLAYER % 1) Michael Jordan 33.0% 1) Michael Jordan 36.3% 2) Shaquille O''Neal 4

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

02/06/98
NBA ALL-STAR MARKETING NEWS & NOTES

adidas debuted new TV spots featuring Kobe Bryant and Antoine Walker this week. Bryant''s spot, titled "Thank You," has him thanking fans for voting him to the All-Star Game. In his spot, "The Agent,"

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Nike, Washington Nationals, WNBA

02/06/98
TESTIMONY IN SPREWELL HEARING CONCLUDES WITH STERN ON STAND

NBA Commissioner David Stern spent "nearly" five hours yesterday being questioned as the Latrell Sprewell hearing "crept to a conclusion," according to David Steele of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Afterward, w

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

02/06/98
SCHICK UNVEILS NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH AROUND SPURS' TIM DUNCAN

Schick will use Spurs rookie Tim Duncan "as its standard-bearer" during All-Star Weekend, and "will open a new front in its battle with Gillette" by introducing a new razor called "The Protector," acc

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

02/06/98
MEDIA NOTES

Veteran SI writer Rick Telander has accepted a position at ESPN Magazine (N.Y. POST, 2/6)....In DC, Leonard Shapiro noted that the Duke-UNC basketball game last night could not be seen because local p

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Sports Illustrated, Media, Toronto Raptors, Viacom, Walt Disney, WUSA

02/06/98
SHAQ'S TWISM JOINS A&M RECORDS; MAGIC JOINS STARBUCKS

A&M RECORDS has joined forces with SHAQUILLE O''NEAL and his manager LEONARD ARMATO on a "long-term marketing and distribution agreement." Under terms of the deal, A&M will market, promote and distrib

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

02/06/98
SHORT OF THE FIRST-DOWN MARKER, PACKERS EXTEND STOCK SALE

The Packers'' ongoing sale of team stock "hasn''t reached projections" so they are extending the deadline to purchase the $200 shares until March 16, lengthening the total sales period four months, ac

Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers

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