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04/07/97
SPORTS WORLD LOSES A GEM AS JACK KENT COOKE DIES AT 84

Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke died yesterday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Washington, DC, at the age of 84, according to Melton & Justice of the WASHINGTON POST. Cooke, "who had a lo

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NFL, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

04/07/97
SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS SHOW NO INTEREST IN FUNDING NEW ARENA

San Antonians "overwhelmingly reject" the idea of publicly financing a new arena for the Spurs, according to John Shinal of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. More than 80% of the 500 city voters questione

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs

04/07/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

German magazine Der Spiegal reported that STEFFI GRAF paid $775,000 to German tax authorities and charity in the deal that ended an investigation into her taxes. The magazine quoted tax officials as b

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/07/97
PARKING SEEN AS MAIN SNAFU IN TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OPENING

The $110M Texas Motor Speedway opened over the weekend with two races, and the "worst predictions of race-day traffic ... came distressingly true Sunday morning, with the first backups reported shortl

Tags: Facilities, NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

04/07/97
REPORT HAS KARMANOS SELLING WHALERS TO FOCUS ON EXPANSION

New York investor Michael Largue, "seen as the final hope for saving the NHL in Hartford," met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Friday to discuss the possibility of buying the Whalers, according to

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Franchises, Microsoft, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning

04/07/97
MEDIA NOTES

USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand reviews Fox''s coverage of the "Wrangler Bull Riders" on Saturday, calling the rodeo''s prime-time network debut "refreshing TV" (USA TODAY, 4/7). ...Knight-Ridder Inc.,

Tags: CBS, ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/07/97
RAVENS' STADIUM FUNDS FEELING LUCKY WITH LOTTERY

"The success of a new, multi-state lottery game has calmed fears that the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) will fall short of funds to build the Ravens'' stadium at Camden Yards," according to Jon Mor

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

04/07/97
THE SHARK AND HIS BUSINESS VENTURES PROFILED ON "60 MINUTES"

GREG NORMAN was profiled last night on CBS'' "60 Minutes" by Steve Kroft. Kroft: "He is movie star handsome, outspoken to a fault and rich beyond his wildest dreams, and in case you didn''t know it, G

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Acushnet, Reebok, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/07/97
STADIUM NOTES

The Cardinals spent $3M on Busch Stadium improvements in the off-season, including a new scoreboard, better wheelchair accessibility, and additional food courts (ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH, 4/6).....In

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, ESPN, Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/07/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Dennis Rodman''s "Double Team" grossed $5M at the box office this weekend, ranking fifth in weekend sales. Michael Jordan''s "Space Jam" was No. 1 in video rental sales for the March 24-30 period (N.Y

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