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"I would hope it causes the athletic directors at schools like Texas and Oklahoma to get a little excited as well and realize that they could do something truly special. To me, Bristol just gave proof positive that the concept is legitimate, has legs, and is something that more colleges should consi...

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05/29/02
No Progress In Latest MLB Talks

Negotiators for the MLBPA and MLB met yesterday for the first time since May 2 but discussed revenue sharing "only briefly," according to Murray Chass of the N.Y. TIMES. The next meeting is set for Ju

Tags: Baseball, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

05/29/02
Executive Transactions

Nintendo President HIROSHI YAMAUCHI is stepping down from his position after 52 years. Yamauchi, who is also Mariners Majority Owner, represents Nintendo on the team''s BOD. Mariners CEO HOWARD LINCOL

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Dallas Stars, Hockey, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB, NBC, Seattle Mariners, People and Pop Culture

05/29/02
Adelphia's 8-K SEC Filing

Adelphia shares yesterday dropped 28% to $2 apiece, as investors reacted to the 8-K SEC report the company filed last Friday. The WALL STREET JOURNAL''s Frank & Solomon — noting the Sabres are 99

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Franchises, Hockey, NHL

05/29/02
Franchise Notes

CHARGERS SUIT: In San Diego, Ray Huard reported that attorney Mike Aguirre, who has been a "frequent critic of San Diego''s dealings" with the Chargers, filed a lawsuit Friday, accusing Mayor Dick Mur

Tags: Basketball, Boston Bruins, Cleveland Cavaliers, Football, Franchises, Hockey, NBA, NBC, San Diego Chargers

05/29/02
Media Monitor

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with Game Six of the Hurricanes-Maple Leafs Eastern Conference Finals, followed by Red Sox-Blue Jays and Yankees-Wh

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago White Sox, ESPN, Hockey, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, Motorsports, NBC, New York Yankees, Soccer, Sports Illustrated, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Walt Disney

05/29/02
Ad Men Take Hoopsters To '70s

NBA stars "are going retro," according to Jerry Brewer of the ORLANDO SENTINEL, who wondered, "What is it with the contemporary NBA and the 1970s?" As Nike and Burger King "and even the NBA all have e

Tags: Basketball, Burger King, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Nike, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Wieden Kennedy

05/29/02
Bucs, Steelers Get Developer

OH-based Continental Real Estate Chair Frank Kass, who was selected as the developer for the land between Heinz Field and PNC Park, said that the $200M, 1.2 million-square-foot project "will be built

Tags: Baseball, Facilities, Football, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

05/29/02
MLB To Give Jays $5M In '02

Blue Jays Owner Ted Rogers said Monday that MLB will give the club US$5M this season "to help offset the problems it is facing regarding the low value of the Canadian dollar," and that it is a "step t

Tags: Baseball, Franchises, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

05/29/02
MLB Team News & Notes

With less than three months to go before Mets co-Owner Fred Wilpon "takes over complete ownership" of the Mets, outgoing co-Owner Nelson Doubleday "is trying to find a way out of their binding agreeme

Tags: LA Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Franchises, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Walt Disney

05/29/02
Stars Break Ground On Practice Facility

The DALLAS MORNING NEWS'' Richard Alm reported that the Stars "broke ground Friday on the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Frisco, [TX,] which will become the [NHL] team''s practice facility in 2003."  The 20

Tags: Dallas Stars, Hockey

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