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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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12/02/97
MLB DEBATES WHETHER TO ENLARGE OR REMOVE UNIFORM LOGOS

MLBP President Bob Gamgort, putting together an apparel program that he hopes will generate as much as $20M-a-year, "has conceived one scenario in which all non-MLB logos would be eliminated from unif

Tags: MLB, Nike

12/02/97
OLYMPIC NEWS: CBS READY FOR NAGANO TO PLAY LIKE VIDEO GAME

Commenting on coverage of the Nagano Games, CBS Senior Producer Rick Gentile said the network will use advanced 3-D computer graphics for events like the downhill, bobsled and ski jump and high-tech a

Tags: CBS, IOC, NBC, NHL, Olympics, SLOC, USOC, Viacom

12/02/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Warriors suspended Latrell Sprewell for a minimum of 10 games after he "twice attacked" coach P.J. Carlesimo in practice, according to David Steele of the S.F. CHRONICLE. He will lose 10 games pay

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors

12/02/97
SUPER BOWL HONORS MOTOWN AT 40: WHICH TEAMS WILL "BE THERE"?

The NFL will pay tribute to Motown''s 40th anniversary in the Royal Carribean Int''l and Celebrity Cruises Super Bowl XXXII Halftime Show at San Diego''s Qualcomm Stadium. The 10-minute show, produced

Tags: Events and Attractions, NFL

12/02/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ESPN promoted JAMES BROWN from Dir, Affiliate Sales, Western Region to VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing (BRANDWEEK, 12/1)....JORGE PLASENCIA, the Marlins''s Dir of Hispanic Marketing, will leave to beco

Tags: Buffalo Bills, ESPN, Miami Marlins, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/02/97
NIKE DEBUTS NEW AD CAMPAIGN AROUND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nike today debuts, "A Champion Season," a new ad campaign created by Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners. The ten ad series, which runs through the end of March ''98, follows the fictional Charlestown Cou

Tags: Nike, Wieden Kennedy, WNBA

12/02/97
GOING TO CALIFORNIA: STAPLES INKS LARGEST NAMING RIGHTS DEAL

MA-based Staples has agreed to pay $100M over 20 years for the naming rights to L.A.''s downtown arena complex scheduled to open in fall ''99. The facility will be named the Staples Center, and the co

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Kings

12/02/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORKS: Regarding the NFL TV negotiations, NFL VP/ Communications Greg Aiello confirmed that the December 1 deadline for the incumbents'' exclusive bargaining period has not been extended. Aiello: "

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

12/02/97
EXPERTS CLAMOR TO WORK WITH RED SOX, BUT WILL THEY TAKE AID?

In MA, PR execs, lobbyists and "assorted other experts on the art of the deal are lining up at the door" of the Red Sox, offering the club help in building a new ballpark, according to Anthony Flint o

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities, New England Patriots

12/02/97
RATINGS NEWS & NOTES: MSG NETS ALL-TIME TENNIS HIGHS

MSG Network''s week-long coverage of the WTA Chase Championships averaged a 0.74 in the New York area, the highest average for the event. The previous high was a 0.50 in ''96. The final, on November 2

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs, Viacom, Walt Disney

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