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04/29/97
PINNACLE'S ANSWER TO KLEPTOMANIA AND SLOW SALES? CAN IT

Pinnacle is packing its trading cards inside vacuum- packed cans in an effort to reduce retail theft and spur sales, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. A player''s photo is printed directly on th

Tags: Acushnet, MLB

04/29/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Marquee Group named DONNA COLEMAN CFO. She had served as CFO for Time Warner-Music Sound Exchange for the last three years (The Marquee Group)....The CISL named MICHAEL HARRISON Deputy Commissione

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
FOX SPORTS LOOKS TO BRAND OUT INTO APPAREL AND NEW MAGAZINES

Fox Sports "soon will approach major retailers" about establishing branded areas in stores to sell sports merchandise and apparel, according to Chuck Ross of AD AGE. Fox is also "considering" a quarte

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, Media

04/29/97
ZOELLER JOKES WITH BLACK GOLFER ABOUT EATING FRIED CHICKEN

One week after he withdrew from a tournament after making racially insensitive remarks about Tiger Woods, Fuzzy Zoeller "kidded" with a black golfer Monday about eating fried chicken and watermelon, a

Tags: Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
WILSON LOOKING TO RIDE MJ'S COATTAILS FOR B-BALL SALES

Wilson Sporting Goods is hoping its basketball business gets a boost from Michael Jordan''s playoff performance, according to George Lazarus of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Chris Considine, VP/GM Wilson Team

Tags: Wheaties, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/29/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The crew of HBO''s Arli$$ had a busy weekend, taping shots Saturday with JERRY WEST and SHAQUILLE O''NEAL at the Great Western Forum, and with HANK AARON and RONNIE LOTT at a card show in Pomona, CA.

Tags: HBO, Minnesota Wild, New England Patriots, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
PACKERS PUSH SUPER BOWL MERCHANDISE SALES TO RECORD HIGH

Sales of Super Bowl merchandise, "most of it featuring" the Packers, hit a record-setting $130M, according to NFL Properties documents cited by Larry Weisman in USA TODAY. The previous record was $100

Tags: Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NBA, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

04/29/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Toronto businessman Lawrence Heisey confirmed that he is part of the consortium headed by Murray Frum that is bidding to acquire the Blue Jays (TORONTO STAR, 4/29)....NBA Commissioner David Stern said

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

04/29/97
NETWORK NEWS & NOTES: CABLEVISION FILES RESPONSE TO CSN

Cablevision''s response to Classic Sports Network''s (CSN) complaint to the FCC last month, which charged Cablevision with making ownership-for-carriage demands, was made public yesterday, according t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, DirecTV, Media

04/29/97
WNBA SELECTS 32 PLAYERS; WOLTERS MEETS HARTFORD'S FAITHFUL

The WNBA held its inaugural draft yesterday as 32 players were selected by eight teams. The Houston Comets selected USC All-American Tina Thompson with the first pick. The WNBA begins its season on Ju

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

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