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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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02/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

WNBA President VAL ACKERMAN, Women''s Sports Foundation Exec Dir DONNA LOPIANO and ESPN''s ROBIN ROBERTS will be among the speakers at the Chase/NJ Nets "Powerful Women in Sports and Business" event,

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, Continental Airlines, ESPN, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA, YankeeNets

02/11/98
MARINERS ANNOUNCE $4M LOSS IN '97, DOWN FROM $13M IN '96

The Mariners said that they lost $4M in ''97, despite setting records in attendance and increasing revenues by 35%, according to David Schaefer of the SEATTLE TIMES. Last year "was the best year finan

Tags: Franchises, Seattle Mariners

02/11/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: NHL Eastern Conference Attendance Through February 9 YEAR-TO-DATE   TEAM HOME DATES ''97-98 AVG. TOTAL %CAP ''96-97 AVG. +/- GAMES ''96-97 SEASON MON 28 20,673 578,847 97% 21,002 - 1% - 2%

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Gale Force Holdings, NHL, The Back of the Book, US Airways, Washington Capitals

02/11/98
NIKE'S BACKING OF KENYANS LEADS TO CHARGES OF EXPLOITATION

Nike''s role with Kenya''s two-man cross-country ski team, Philip Boit and Henry Bitok, is examined today after Nike''s Dir of Asian Marketing Steve Miller and the athletes held a press conference in

Tags: CBS, Nike, Olympics, Viacom

02/11/98
TAMPA TRIBUNE REPORTS NEW LIGHTNING SUITOR HAS EMERGED

Atlanta businessman Arthur Williams has "displaced" GA real-estate developer David Berkman "as the primary suitor for the Lightning," according to Ira Kaufman of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Berkman submitted a

Tags: Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

02/11/98
NBA AIMS FOR REPLICA BOOST WITH TWO-PLAYER REVERSIBLE JERSEY

The NBA will "experiment" with a reversible jersey featuring players from two different teams, to hit retail April 15, "followed by a mid-tier jersey" for fall, according to Andy Bernstein of SPORTING

Tags: NBA

02/11/98
TESTIMONY CONCLUDES IN MARTIN CASE AS RULING DUE TODAY

Yesterday, testimony from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and former USGA President Judy Bell "concluded the Tour''s defense" in Casey Martin vs. The PGA Tour, according to Thomas Heath of the WASHI

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, USGA, Walt Disney

02/11/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL: Following the resolution of a labor dispute in favor of the NFLPA, the league''s projected salary cap "jumped another" $1M yesterday, to $52.507M for the ''98 season (USA TODAY, 2/11)....Joe Kapp

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, New Orleans Saints, NFL

02/11/98
MEDIA NOTES

The final rating for NBC Sports'' coverage of Sunday''s NBA All-Star Game was a 10.6/17, as it was watched by 34 million viewers, the third most-watched NBA All-Star Game ever (NBA). In N.Y., Steve Zi

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

02/11/98
ALEXANDER WANTS TO TAKE THE OILERS AND RUN, BUT TO WHERE?

Rockets Owner Les Alexander has signed an agreement with Alberta Treasury Branches and Peter Pocklington to purchase the NHL Oilers. Local buyers have 30 days to keep the team in Edmonton. If the tran

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL

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