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03/30/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

On Sunday''s episode of Fox''s "THE SIMPSONS," a sign at the city limits of Atlanta, the destination of HOMER and BART SIMPSON''s truck delivery, read: "Welcome to Atlanta -- Home of TED TURNER''s Moo

Tags: Buffalo Bills, CBS, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, MBNA America Bank, NBA, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

03/30/99
MONDAY, MONDAY, CAN'T TRUST THAT DAY: "MNF" START MOVED?

Kickoff time for ABC''s "MNF" will "likely" be pushed back later in prime time, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. ABC moved up the kickoff last year to 8:20pm ET "in an attempt to boost

Tags: ABC, NFL, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

03/30/99
NOW THE BULLS SALES STAFF HAS SOME WORK TO DO IN RENEWALS

Bulls season-ticket holders received letters from the team "telling them they have until April 27 to pay" a 10% deposit to reserve their seats for next season, according to Ron Rapoport of the CHICAGO

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Franchises

03/30/99
JORDAN CONFIRMS TALKS WITH HORNETS; DEAL STILL A WAYS OFF

While Michael Jordan confirmed yesterday his interest in purchasing a stake in the Hornets, his statement "suggested the deal is far from consummation," according to Bonnell & Chandler of the CHARLOTT

Tags: Franchises, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, R J Reynolds

03/30/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Warriors are negotiating with the WNBA to bring an expansion franchise to Oakland Arena (S.F. EXAMINER, 3/27). ...In Toronto, Dave Perkins notes that as the Raptors begin to win, they are "beginni

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Toronto Raptors, Washington Capitals, WNBA

03/30/99
IN A NEW YORK STADIUM OF MIND, CITY COUNCIL WANTS SAY

The N.Y. City Council yesterday unveiled a "surprise plan" to give it "virtual veto power over any stadium project, including a new West Side stadium Mayor [Rudy] Giuliani has been touting," according

Tags: Facilities

03/30/99
SPONSORS TRYING TO GET TO THE CART OF THE MATTER WITH SERIES

Although CART is a "terrific show, one that is getting better," the "trouble is, fewer and fewer people seem to notice -- or care," according to J.P. Vettraino of AUTOWEEK, who writes that CART is "st

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Toyota

03/29/99
AN ENGLISH COURSE ON THE WEB: HOOPLIFE SCOUTING REPORT

Former NBAer Alex English is "bringing his new sports marketing company Hooplife LLC to the Web," according to REUTERS. The scouting company, also run by sports attorney Tonja Ward and TV commentator

Tags: Media

03/29/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

Suns President Jerry Colangelo denied allegations that the team''s Gorilla mascot is "a racist symbol." Colangelo: "I can say absolutely, unequivocally that has never been true." Colangelo "did sugges

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, Walt Disney

03/29/99
MLB GAINS FRONT-PAGE COVERAGE WITH HISTORIC HAVANA GAME

The Orioles defeated the Cuban National Team 3-2 in 11 innings yesterday in front of more than 50,000 at the Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana. In opening ESPN''s broadcast, Jon Miller noted the prese

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

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