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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic will launch his own website at DKonPittsburghsports.com ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 7/21 ). The Ashwaubenon, Wis., Village Board yesterday "unanimously approved" renaming a street Mike McCarthy Way in honor of the Packers coach within the ne...

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The MLS Wizards are expected to announce DOUG NEWMAN, a "top executive" at adidas, as their new GM today (K.C. STAR, 12/7)....Target-Chip Ganassi Racing announced the resignation of MICHAEL KNIGHT, VP

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12/08/97
DID SHOE COMPANIES NOT DO ENOUGH FOR "MADE IN U.S.A." CHANGE?

The FTC''s "stunning retreat" of proposed "relaxed standards" concerning the "Made in U.S.A." label was examined by Eric Schmitt of the N.Y. TIMES. The commission said last week it was dropping its pr

12/08/97
THE GANG'S ALL HERE: "OUTSIDE THE LINES" HITS THE STREETS

ESPN''s "Outside The Lines" examined the connection between gangs and sports in its piece, "Turf Wars: Gangs and Sports." In the first part, ESPN''s Shelley Smith looked at three NFL players who have

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Converse, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Houston Astros, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Nike, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Reebok, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

12/08/97
SHOWTIME ME THE MONEY! REEBOK AD TO RUN IN "JERRY MAGUIRE"

When TriStar''s "Jerry Maguire" appears on Showtime next month, it will be 47 seconds longer than it was in theatres, according to the AP. The film will now end with a fictional Reebok commercial that

Tags: Reebok, Showtime

12/08/97
MEDIA NOTES

In Dallas, Barry Horn wrote after averaging a 43.1 rating through 14 weeks on KDSW-TV last year, Cowboys ratings have fallen to 37.9 in ''97 -- a dropoff of 15%, which means about 96,000 homes in the

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Minnesota Timberwolves, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

12/08/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Former Isles Owner JOHN SPANO was indicted on two counts of federal bank fraud four days after he "backed out of a plea bargain with three states." He will be arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Bos

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

12/08/97
NBA IS EL AMOR EN MEXICO: LEAGUE MAKES REGULAR-SEASON DEBUT

The NBA played its first regular-season game in Mexico on Saturday night as a sold-out crowd of 20,635 watched the Mavericks-Rockets at the Palacio de los Deportes (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/7). In Ft.

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, Southwest Sports Group

12/05/97
NBA SUSPENDS SPREWELL; UNION SET TO FIGHT ON PLAYER'S BEHALF

The NBA suspended Latrell Sprewell without pay for one year, effective immediately. In a statement, NBA Commissioner David Stern said, "Latrell Sprewell assaulted coach P.J. Carlesimo twice at Monday'

Tags: Converse, Denver Nuggets, ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/05/97
INDIANS HOPE NEW SPOTS WILL KEEP TICKET SALES MOVING

After selling out almost all of their individual game tickets within nine days the last two years, the Indians are running two new 30-second ads "urging fans to snatch up" the 900,000 general admissio

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12/05/97
FACILITY NOTES

Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, spent "more than an hour" greeting fans on the Reunion Arena concourse to lobby for a new arena and register voters before last night''s Mavs-Knicks game (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1

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