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02/02/98
PREDATORS EYE AREA BUSINESSES IN SEASON-TICKET POWER PLAY

The NHL Predators have targeted some 400 businesses "in their third-period surge to sell the 12,000 season tickets needed by March 31 to become a full" NHL franchise, according to Jim Molpus of the NA

Tags: Franchises, Nashville Predators, NHL

02/02/98
VISA TO GET POSTAL PLUGS FOR U.S. CYCLING TEAM SPONSORSHIP

Visa has signed a sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Cycling team "that gets its brand on the team''s jerseys and, more importantly, gets it the rights to do more promotions with the team''s other co

Tags: Visa

02/02/98
SLING BLADE: AMERITECH TO BACK U.S. SPEEDSKATING TEAM

U.S. Speedskating "finally has found a heavyweight, cash-paying sponsor," after agreeing to a five-year, $1.2M sponsorship deal with IL-based Ameritech, according to Charles Gardner of the MILWAUKEE J

02/02/98
JAPANESE CITY READY TO OFFER ITS "TRADITION AND CULTURE"

In a "marked contrast to the garish commercial scene" in Atlanta, in Nagano, "other than the colorful assortment of Olympic flags dangling from light poles, there are virtually no advertisements on di

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, CBS, IBM, IOC, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, NBC, Nike, Olympics, SportsLine.com, Viacom, Visa, Xerox

02/02/98
PIRATES ABOUT A MONTH AWAY FROM DECIDING ON STOCK OFFERING

The Pirates expect to decide within a month whether to go ahead with a public offering, according to Tom Barnes of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy: "Right now, I think the t

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

02/02/98
SPREWELL HEARING SWITCHES COASTS, RESUMES TODAY IN NEW YORK

TNT''s Craig Sager reported from Portland, OR, that Latrell Sprewell''s agent Arn Tellem gave "the most dramatic" and "most significant testimony to date," telling arbitrator John Feerick on Friday th

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, TBS/TNT

02/02/98
THE BEHEMOTH IN BRISTOL: ESPN'S SCORES WITH ITS ATTITUDE

ESPN was profiled by Mark Jurkowitz in the BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE under the header, "At The Top Of Their Game." ESPN "is a media monster, reaching 73 million homes and headlining a sports empire that e

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

02/02/98
BUSINESS WEEK HAS LESS THAN SUPER EXPERIENCE ON CYBER BOWL

Super Bowl broadcasts over the Internet are examined by Stephen Wildstrom in BUSINESS WEEK. Wildstrom writes that "technology still has a very long way to go." He had trouble getting on IBM''s home pa

Tags: CBS, ESPN, IBM, NBC, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/02/98
TRIPLE-A WORLD SERIES LOOKS FOR NEUTRAL SITE AND TV DEAL

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