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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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05/13/98
MEDIA NOTES

The Justice Department "sued to block Primestar Inc.''s acquisition of a crucial satellite slot" owned by MCI Communications and News Corp., in a deal valued at $1.1B. The cable companies "vowed to fi

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, HBO, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

05/13/98
KNIGHT ON "TODAY" SHOW CONTINUES PR BLITZ TOUTING NEW POLICY

Nike Chair Phil Knight was interviewed this morning on the "Today" show by NBC''s Matt Lauer, who said Knight made "a major announcement" Tuesday on labor conditions in Asia. Knight, asked if the init

Tags: NBC, Nike

05/13/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Oakley Chair Jim Jannard said the company''s new sneaker, introduced yesterday, will turn a profit "because of Oakley''s blend of proprietary technology and materials." Oakley says it will restrict sa

Tags: Callaway Golf, Oakley

05/13/98
PHOENIX INSURANCE TO UNVEILS PLANS FOR $1B CT DEVELOPMENT

Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance CEO Robert Fiondella will present plans before the Hartford City Council today for a $1B development program along Hartford''s riverfront, which will include a conve

Tags: Facilities, NCAA

05/13/98
NBA/NBPA RUMOR MILL HEATS UP AS JUNE 30 DEADLINE APPROACHES

The NBPA had an "advisory meeting with about 20 agents on Friday to discuss what the league had placed on the table so far" in negotiations for a new CBA, according to Frank Hughes on ESPN SportsZone.

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, San Antonio Spurs, Walt Disney

05/13/98
BETTMAN SUPPORTS MCCONNELL GROUP IN BLUE JACKETS JURY TRIAL

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told jurors yesterday in Columbus, OH, that prospective NHL expansion team owner Lamar Hunt was not interested in pursuing a team for the area if voters did not pass a sa

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Franchises, Nationwide Insurance, NHL

05/13/98
THE SPORTING NEWS ONLINE REPORTEDLY SEEKING MEDIA PARTNER

A recent study by Jupiter Communications found that "more than 50% of respondents visited a sports Web site as a direct result of the mention of a URL during a sports broadcast," according to Beth Sny

Tags: Media, Vulcan Ventures

05/13/98
NFL BE WARN-ER-ED: TRAVIS SAYS BOOK TAKES SHOTS AT LEAGUE

Warner Books "is preparing to publish a damning indictment of the NFL," according to Neal Travis of the N.Y. POST. Travis reports that Warner Books "officially has an embargo on any publicity for thei

Tags: NFL, Media

05/13/98
TARA REFRESHES WITH NEW SPONSOR: SIGNS WITH SNAPPLE

Tara Lipinski has signed an endorsement deal with Triarc Beverage for its forthcoming Snapple Refreshers line of youth-oriented drinks (Snapple). Triarc CEO Michael Weinstein said Lipinski "was a no-b

05/13/98
MLB AND AUDIONET REACH AGREEMENT TO WEBCAST ALL GAMES

MLB and AudioNet announced an exclusive agreement under which AudioNet will deliver live game audio through MLB''s Web site, majorleaguebaseball.com, for the regular season, as well as the postseason

Tags: MLB, Media

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