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06/12/97
NEW FRENCH SPORTS MINISTER BACKS BEER AD BAN AT WORLD CUP

France''s new sports minister said she "opposes bending the law" to allow Budweiser beer ads at the World Cup ''98 soccer matches in France, according to an AP report on ESPN SportsZone. Marie-George

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Walt Disney

06/12/97
ICE TIME: FINAL '96-97 STANLEY CUP RATINGS

The following lists final ratings for the ''97 Stanley Cup between the Flyers-Red Wings on Fox and ESPN (NHL). GM NET DATE RAT GM NET DATE RAT 1 FOX SAT. 5/31 4 3 ESPN THU. 6/5 3.7 2 ESPN TUE. 6/3 4.4

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, New York Islanders, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/12/97
THESE WOULD NOT BE YOUR FATHER'S HOUSTON OILERS

Rockets Owner Les Alexander "talked with" NHL Oilers Owner Peter Pocklington Wednesday "about buying the franchise and moving it to Houston," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Alexa

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL

06/12/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Michael Starr writes, "NBC is hoping to improve on last year''s U.S. Open ratings" which averaged a 3.6/12 over four days. In ''95 the network averaged a 5.0/17 over two days. According to pu

Tags: American Skiing Co., CBS, NBA, NBC, Media, Viacom

06/11/97
MN LAWYER CLARK GRIFFITH PUTTING TOGETHER BID FOR TWINS

The Twins yesterday asked MLB''s "most powerful committee to allow them to begin their relocation process," according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Twins Owner Carl Pohlad and Preside

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB

06/11/97
BIDDERS BEGIN TO EMERGE IN OILERS SALE. WILL THEY GO W/IPO?

Two organizations "have approached Roche Securities of Edmonton about possibly buying" the NHL Oilers "then re- selling 40 to 60 percent in a public-share offering," according to Ron Chalmers of the E

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL

06/11/97
MLB SETS FOR HISTORIC PLAY. SELIG TO TAKE TOP JOB THIS WEEK?

Thursday marks the start of 214 regular-season MLB interleague games this year, and according to David Bush of the S.F CHRONICLE, "Nothing seems to come easy in baseball, and interleague play, which h

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Kansas City Royals, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates, SportsLine.com, Tampa Bay Rays

06/11/97
NBA FINALS DOMINATE NIELSEN'S PRIME-TIME TOP FIVE SHOWS

The following lists the top five primetime programs for the week ended June 8 from Nielsen. NBC won the week with a 10.2/19 average rating (N.Y. POST, 6/11). SHOW DATE NET RTG/SHR 1 NBA FINALS GAME FO

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, TNN, Walt Disney

06/11/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

St. Louis-based Core Advertising won an assignment from NFL Properties and will develop a national campaign to publicize the NFL''s "Air-It-Out" flag football promotion (ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL, 6/

Tags: American Skiing Co., NFL, Phoenix Coyotes

06/11/97
STADIUM NOTES

The Indianapolis City-County Council "overwhelmingly agreed" to increase the hotel-motel tax and auto rental tax and expand the 5% ticket tax. The extra income is "expected to allow" for a new Pacers

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers, NHL

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