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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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01/30/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The Red Wings will meet with PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON today at the White House. STEVE YZERMAN: "The only thing I want to talk to him about is (lowering) my taxes." IGOR LARIONOV: "I''d rather meet Boris

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, People and Pop Culture

01/30/98
OH CANADA! BLUE JAYS LOSING MONEY JUST BY LIVING UP NORTH

The Blue Jays "lost an estimated" C$30M in ''97, and Larry Millson of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL writes that "it had more to do with the falling Canadian dollar than their losing record and stagnant att

Tags: Franchises, Toronto Blue Jays

01/30/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: YOUNG GUNS NOT AMONG FAVS, YET

In December of ''97, ESPN Chilton Sports Poll interviewed over 900 figure skating fans and asked them about their favorite male and female figure skaters: FAV. MALE PRO FIGURE SKATERS FAV. FEMALE PRO

Tags: ESPN, Foot Locker/Venator Group, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

01/30/98
IS TAGLIABUE READY TO STEP IN AND MEDIATE 49ERS DISPUTE?

Talks are under way that could bring 49ers Owners Eddie DeBartolo and Denise DeBartolo York to New York to meet with NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to settle a dispute regarding ownership of the 49er

Tags: Franchises, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

01/30/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Sports Authority named former Staples President MARTIN HANAKA as Vice Chair. He will report directly to TSA Chair JACK SMITH (N.Y. POST, 1/30)....Management news from FL-based JumboSports: In a "s

Tags: People and Pop Culture, The Sports Authority

01/30/98
YEAR OF THE TIGER MEANS NO CAMERAS ON THE GOLF COURSE

Citing "growing player complaints that clicking shutters are messing with golfers'' minds," the PGA Tour has "barred spectator snapshots" during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament, accor

Tags: ATT, Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

01/30/98
FACILITY NOTES

The Thomas & Mack Center and Sam Boyd Stadium were awarded a $5M grant for renovation and improvement projects. The grant, which will be contingent upon an extended agreement with the National Finals

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

01/30/98
SLOC APPOINTS FOUR NEW POSITIONS; NAMES NEW CFO

SLOC announced new appointments to its community affairs and media relations department. Frank Zang was named Dir of Communications & Media; Caroline Shaw was promoted to Dir of Media Relations; Diann

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Olympics, PepsiCo, SLOC, USOC

01/30/98
CBS WELCOMES HOME GUMBEL; WILL PREGAME BE BATTLE OF SEXES?

CBS Sports has hired Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms as its No. 1 NFL broadcast team, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Gumbel''s final appearance on NBC will come this Sunday, when

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Heat, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/30/98
THESE AREN'T THE DAYS: SPORTSWRITERS LAMENT THEIR CRAFT

The state of sportswriting is examined by Bob Drury of MEN''S JOURNAL, who writes that it "has become a dead-end job, the buggy-whip profession of the twenty-first century. Fiber optics are killing it

Tags: ESPN, NBA, Nike, Media, Walt Disney

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