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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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12/10/97
MEDIA NOTES

USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke reports that Fox has "indicated an interest in bidding" on the NFL''s Sunday night package, "which the NFL has said would remain on cable." Fox also "has told the NFL it will

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

12/10/97
STARTER'S FASHION STATEMENT BRINGS BACK URBAN BRAND ROOTS

Starter is "trading athletic positioning for fashion," and is "returning to its roots as an urban brand," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. Starter is now focusing on stores like Dr. Jay''s in N

Tags: And 1, NBA, NCAA

12/10/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Sonics Owner Barry Ackerley "remains engaged in negotiations" to join the investment group formed by Don Smiley to buy the Marlins (SEATTLE TIMES, 12/9)....The Capitals will begin wearing a third jers

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, Washington Capitals

12/10/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Members of the MAVERICKS'' DANCE TEAM were robbed of nearly $1,000 during Saturday''s game in Mexico City. NBA officials replaced the stolen money later that night (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/10)....U.S.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, GTE, NBA, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture

12/10/97
DESPITE PLAYOFF RUN AND ALLURE OF RILEY, HEAT OFF AT GATE

Heat officials "are perplexed" that the team is "on pace" to finish this season with three or four sellouts, coming off its "best season ever," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Heat Pre

Tags: Franchises, Miami Heat

12/10/97
SPREWELL MAKES HIS CASE, SAYS HE JUST WANTS TO BE HEARD

Latrell Sprewell publicly apologized to coach P.J. Carlesimo yesterday and "began building a public case" against the Warriors and the NBA for the termination of his contract and a one-year suspension

Tags: ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

12/10/97
MICHIGAN SALES LOOK GOOD THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Univ. of Michigan apparel is on "one of the most frenetic buying binges in the history of college sports," according to Bill Halls of the DETROIT NEWS. Caps, T- shirts, sweat shirts and five styles of

Tags: Colleges

12/10/97
NFL-CFL DEAL ALLOWS NFL TEAMS TO NEGOTIATE WITH CFL PLAYERS

NFL teams "have quietly been given the right to sign players who are under contract" with CFL teams, according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. A memo from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue st

Tags: CFL, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Washington Redskins

12/10/97
WHAT IN THE QUALCOMM IS GOING ON AROUND HERE?

The NFL "will not sell about 2,700 obstructed view seats at Qualcomm Stadium for the Super Bowl, placing it below the league''s designated 70,000-seat threshold" for the game, according to Barry Bloom

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

12/10/97
LEAGUE NOTES

WTA: In N.Y., Cerisse Anderson reported that some of the WTA Tour''s top players "won an injunction temporarily halting the takeover of their union by a faction of players who sought to tip the balanc

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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