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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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12/08/97
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

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

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
HURRICANES' "STRUGGLE" IN CAROLINA GETS FRONT-PAGE ATTENTION

The Hurricanes'' move from Hartford to NC so far "has been a struggle," according to Bryan Gruley of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who examines the team''s move in a front-page feature. Gruley: "To claim i

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, NHL

12/08/97
POLITICIANS SAY THUMBS DOWN TO STATE AID FOR PACKERS

"Still stinging from the political battle over funding" for the new Brewers ballpark, "key" legislators and WI Gov. Tommy Thompson said Friday that the Packers "might have a tough time getting state f

Tags: Facilities, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers

12/08/97
NYC GAMES TO OFFER TRACK ATHLETES GOODWILL, AND CASH TO BOOT

The Goodwill Games announced that $1.8M in prize money will be awarded for track and field events at next year''s event, set to take place July 18-August 2 in N.Y., according to Frank Litsky of the N.

Tags: Events and Attractions

12/08/97
ATP AIMS TO GO STEADY WITH WTA? WILL LEGENDS BE REDUCED?

The plan to streamline the ATP Tour in the year 2000 (see THE DAILY, 11/25) was examined by John Barrett of the FINANCIAL TIMES who wrote that while it "may not have gone far enough," it would still "

Tags: ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/08/97
WORD ON THE STREET: NIKE TRADING TO MIXED REVIEWS

Nike stock value was examined by MA-based Dreman Value Management Money Manager John Dorfman for BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS. Dorfman noted that Nike has seen its stock fall 20% this year, and that with S

Tags: Finance, Nike

12/08/97
HOW WILL NBC/FOX DEAL WITH CROWDED INTERNET SPORTS FIELD?

The "wars between cable and broadcast sports operations have spread beyond TV to the Web," according to Alan Breznick of CABLE WORLD. NBC Sports and Fox Sports "have made noise recently about joining

Tags: CBS, Microsoft, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Russell Athletic, Media, Viacom, Wilson Sporting Goods

12/08/97
RAYS OF LIGHT FOR MLB? TAMPA OPENER SELLS OUT IN 17 MINUTES

The Devil Rays put on sale single-day tickets for its inaugural season over the weekend, and when the stadium box office closed Saturday evening, team officials "estimated 5,000 fans had been by and a

Tags: Franchises, PepsiCo, Tampa Bay Rays

12/08/97
IS DRYDEN ABOUT TO GET SOME SUPPORT ON FIGHTING BAN?

Maple Leafs President Ken Dryden has "triggered something of an informal campaign" to have league execs "at least study the concept of ejecting fighters from games in the future," according to Marty Y

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Comcast-Spectacor, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals

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