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05/13/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MICHAEL SILVER, the co-author of DENNIS RODMAN''s book "Walk on the Wild Side," answered Rodman''s charge of Silver "taking too much creative license" with the book. Silver, on Rodman: "One thing I''v

Tags: Minnesota Wild, People and Pop Culture

05/13/97
WNBA ALREADY ROCKING IN CLEVELAND: TEAM DOUBLES SPONSOR GOAL

The WNBA Cleveland Rockers have garnered about $500,000 in corporate sponsorship, more than double the team''s initial goal of $200,000, according to Angela Hardin in CRAIN''S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. Rock

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Phoenix Mercury, WNBA

05/13/97
RATINGS, GET YOUR RATINGS: NBA PLAYOFF OVERNIGHTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s NBA Playoff games on NBC, and the ratings that time slot received in ''96. All times are eastern. The numbers were gathered from NBC (THE DAILY). SATUR

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

05/13/97
JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF ALLEN ON WA STADIUM BALLOT WORDING

In a ruling that "pleased stadium backers and enraged opponents," a WA judge yesterday approved two changes pursued by Paul Allen''s Football Northwest to the ballot for the June 17 stadium referendum

Tags: Facilities

05/13/97
D'BACKS GETTING HIT FOR BANNING OUTSIDE REFRESHMENTS

The D''Backs will join the Astros, Braves and Marlins as the only MLB teams to prohibit fans from bringing food or drink inside their ballparks, according to Mark Shaffer of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. D''B

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB, Time Warner

05/13/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Richard Sandomir, on the upcoming NBA TV rights negotiations: "For NBC, the N.B.A. is like ''Seinfeld'' -- crucial, centerpiece programming that it can hardly afford to lose. The N.B.A. was a

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/13/97
PAXSON REACHES AGREEMENT TO BUY WBIS+; SPORTS WILL REMAIN

Dow Jones & Co. and ITT Corp. have agreed to sell their jointly-owned New York TV station WBIS+ for $257.5M to Paxson Communications Corp., according to Knecht & Pope of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Once

Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

05/13/97
CONFLICT COULD MEAN QUICK HOOK FOR STEINBRENNER'S LAWYER

The Yankees-adidas lawsuit against MLB, its teams and officials "is about to suffer a setback because of a potential conflict of interest" for the firm representing Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner,

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, Time Warner, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

05/13/97
NHL PLAYOFF RATINGS: DEVILS-RANGERS OVERNIGHT SHOWS 2.5/7

Preliminary overnight ratings from 37 markets for the Rangers-Devils Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal Game Five on Fox on Sunday. Since these are preliminary overnights, numbers may not match

Tags: New Jersey Devils, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, The Back of the Book, YankeeNets

05/13/97
MOVE OVER GUYS, TIGERS LOOKING TO TARGET FEMALE FANS

The Tigers are "close" to hiring MI-based Harris Marketing Group to "put a kinder and gentler point on the national pastime," according to Daniel Fricker of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. The company, which

Tags: Detroit Tigers

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