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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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08/11/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

DEVOS NOT SELLING: In Orlando, Tim Povtak interviews RDV Sports Chair Rich DeVos. Devos, on the Magic: "We''re not trying to sell this team, but I''m not interested in losing $10 million a year [as we

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Sacramento Kings

08/11/99
SMI LOOKS AT OUTLAWS SERIES AS MORE REVENUE BOOST THAN IRL

Lowe''s Motor Speedway officials announced plans yesterday to build a clay oval track on the Speedway Motorsports (SMI) property in Charlotte, which will open next May with the World of Outlaws series

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, IndyCar, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc., TNN, Walt Disney

08/11/99
STREET & SMITH'S SEEKS CLASSIFIED SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Street & Smith''s Sports Group, leading publisher of NASCAR Winston Cup Scene, NASCAR Winston Cup Illustrated, and On Track Magazine has an opening for a Classified Sales Representative. Must be a sel

Tags: Classified Advertisements, NASCAR, R J Reynolds

08/11/99
SPORTS ONE OF DISNEY'S COMPANY-WIDE COST-CUTTING OPTIONS

Walt Disney Co.''s "possible sale of its Anaheim sports operations is only one option that the company is considering as it struggles to cut costs and focus on businesses with growth and potential," a

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

08/11/99
ONLINE DRIVE: MARINERS SITE OFFERS BEST VIEW OF SAFECO

Today''s "Online Drive" profiles the Mariners Web site, located at www.mariners.org. The site is powered by Seattle-based Verio Northwest and maintained by Seattle- based Digital Sherpas, both of whic

Tags: ATT, hp, Microsoft, Seattle Mariners, Media, Ticketmaster

08/11/99
ADELPHIA LOOKS WITHIN FOR STAR POWER IN NEW TV CAMPAIGN

A new ad campaign for Adelphia Communications features members of the Sabres "in a series of TV spots backing Adelphia''s various products," according to Trevor Jensen of ADWEEK, who writes that for A

Tags: Buffalo Sabres

08/11/99
WHAT'S IN A NAME? HSBC SEEKS NAME CHANGE OF SABRES' ARENA

HSBC Bank USA filed a "breach of contract" suit in NY state court against Crossroads Arena, a Sabres subsidiary, because the arena''s owners "refuse to change the name" of Marine Midland Arena to HSBC

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Facilities

08/11/99
FISH OUT OF WATER? MARINO INKS DEAL TO LAUNCH WEB SITE

Dolphins QB Dan Marino has inked a two-year deal for an "undisclosed sum" with NY-based Internet company theglobe.com to launch a Web site at danmarino.theglobe.com, according to L.A. Lorek of the Ft.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Media

08/11/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB AL Announced Attendance Through August 8 HOME ''99 YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISONS TEAM DATES AVG. TOTAL %CAP ''98 AVG. %+/- ''97 AVG. %+/- BAL 55 42,885 2,358,662 88% 45,281 - 5% 45,816 - 6% CLE

Tags: MLB, Seattle Mariners, The Back of the Book

08/11/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET editions of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" and CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" both led with Astros-Braves, followed by Padres-Mets. FSN''s "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South) l

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, ECHL, ESPN, Houston Astros, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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