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01/20/99
NOT KEEPING TRACK: KY'S TURFWAY PARK TO BE SOLD FOR $37M

Northern KY''s Turfway Park, which went from a "beaten- down horse track to a showcase for thoroughbred racing," is being sold by Jerry Carroll for $37M, according to Crowley & Prendergast of the CINC

Tags: Facilities

01/20/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DAVID HUSSELBEE has been named Global Dir of Social & Environmental Affairs for adidas-Salomon. Husselbee was at the Save The Children Fund in Pakistan (AD AGE, 1/20). ...ESPN The Magazine named RIC B

Tags: ESPN, McDonalds, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

01/20/99
MEDIA NOTES

NFL: Atlanta''s Fox affil WAGA earned a 50.6/74 Nielsen rating for the Falcons-Vikings NFC Championship game. WAGA VP/GM Gene McHugh said that during the half-hour of overtime the numbers climbed to 5

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, BBDO, Cablevision, ESPN, LPGA, Miami Heat, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

01/20/99
ESPN LOOKS FOR BRAND EXTENSION WITH THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES

ESPN is "building on its success with the X Games by expanding the made-for-TV festival genre into outdoor sports such as fishing, shooting and sporting dogs," according to USA TODAY''s Sal Ruibal. Th

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, NBC, Showtime, Walt Disney

01/20/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Chiefs Owner and MLS Operator LAMAR HUNT said Tuesday "that he is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer." The cancer was detected last September. Asked whether he was given a prognosis, Hunt said,

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Dallas Stars, Kansas City Chiefs, MLS, News Corp./Fox, Ottawa Senators, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture

01/20/99
NFL MARKETING NEWS: VISA'S FAN SALUTE; WAS BILL IN TUNA?

To coincide with its season-long NFL campaign, Visa honored the "ultimate" fan from all 31 NFL teams yesterday by unveiling the "Visa Hall of Fans" exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fan in Canton, O

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, DirecTV, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Visa

01/20/99
REPORTS OF NETSTAR ACQUISITION BY CANWEST DIFFER IN TOTALS

CanWest Global Communications is "on the verge" of securing its purchase of NetStar Communications, owner of The Sports Network (TSN) and Discovery Channel, according to MacDonald & Dalglish of the To

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

01/20/99
SPORTSLINE PUTTING ON ITS GAME FACE IN NEW REWARDS PROGRAM

Citing "mounting competition for Internet readers," SportsLine USA will introduce a system that "rewards" browsers for spending time on its Web sites, according to David Poppe of the MIAMI HERALD. Spo

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/20/99
JUMBOSPORTS RESHUFFLING CONTINUES; 17 MORE STORES TO CLOSE

FL-based JumboSports will close 17 stores, leaving the "ailing" company with "nearly half what it once had," according to Kris Hundley of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. JumboSports CFO Ray Springer said th

Tags: Finance

01/20/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Houston, Mayor Lee Brown "pledged" in his State-of- the-City address that an arena referendum "will be conducted this year," though the details must still be worked out. Brown said he wants the are

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, San Antonio Spurs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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