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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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03/24/98
CBS EARNS HIGHEST MEN'S TOURNAMENT RATINGS IN FOUR YEARS

An NCAA men''s basketball tournament of "buzzer-beaters, upsets and feel-good stories" has helped CBS to its highest ratings for the event in four years, according to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Through S

Tags: CBS, NCAA, Media, Viacom

03/24/98
ARE THE BUCKS STOPPING HERE? TEAM AT FINANCIAL "CROSSROADS"

Bucks VP/Business Operations John Steinmiller admitted that the team is "at a crossroads," adding that the size of the Milwaukee market and the fact that the Bucks don''t own the Bradley Center "are p

Tags: Franchises, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

03/24/98
ABOUT FACE AT NORTH FACE: REILLY ANNOUNCED AS NEW COO

The North Face announced the appointment of JAMES REILLY as its COO. Reilly most recently served as COO of adidas America. Previous positions include President of Taylor Made Golf and GM of Nike Franc

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

03/24/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former InterZine Productions Dir of Business Development IRA WILLIAMS has been named Dir of Business Development for SportsLine USA (THE DAILY)....MLS named J. RICHARD LAW VP/Consumer Products. Law sp

Tags: ESPN, MLS, Russell Athletic, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

03/24/98
ANGELS GET PERMISSION TO LEAVE DISNEY'S SMALL WORLD

The Angels "have received a special dispensation" from the Walt Disney Co. to "dump DisneySpeak," according to Marla Jo Fisher of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Last year, in "becoming part of the Disney

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, Walt Disney

03/24/98
WORLD MASTERS GAMES REGISTRATION NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS

About 3,200 athletes have registered for the Nike World Masters Games in Portland this August, "far fewer" than the 25,000 event organizers had anticipated, according to Rachel Bachman of the OREGONIA

Tags: Events and Attractions, Nike

03/24/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Academy Awards host BILLY CRYSTAL, greeting Best Actor winner and Lakers fan JACK NICHOLSON during the opening of the 70th Academy Awards: "I''m a Clippers fan. We don''t get to the same games" (ABC,

Tags: ABC, Boston Celtics, Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Pittsburgh Penguins, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

03/24/98
NFL EUROPE GEARS UP FOR SEASON WITH NEW TV DEALS, SPONSORS

In its ongoing effort to "expand globally," the NFL has inked "several" new TV-rights deals overseas, signed new sponsors for its NFL Europe League (NFLE), and set "new" int''l TV programming plans fo

Tags: DirecTV, Nabisco, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NFLE, Puma, Media

03/24/98
NBA OWNERS REOPEN CBA: STERN WANTS A SYSTEM WHICH "WORKS"

NBA owners voted 27-2 yesterday to reopen their CBA with the players and "the next three-and-a-half months will determine if this decision results in a civilized duel or labor Armageddon," according t

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

03/24/98
NIKE TO REDUCE MARKETING BUDGET AND RE-EVALUATE STRATEGIES

Nike "will slash its global marketing budget" by $100M for the FY starting June 1, "and over the next six months will re-evaluate its strategies," according to Jeff Jensen of AD AGE. Nike''s ''97 mark

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, Nike, Wieden Kennedy

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