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Saints TE Benjamin Watson will appear on Fox News' "On The Record" at 7:00pm ET for a discussion on using faith to fight ISIS.

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04/12/99
DO BASEBALL WRITERS HAVE PROBLEMS WITH AWARD SPONSORSHIP?

MLB "would like" the recently unveiled Hank Aaron Award Presented By Country Time Lemonade, which will be presented to the "best all-around hitter" in each league, to be "determined in the future on a

Tags: MLB

04/12/99
WOULD A NEW MINOR INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE WORK? SCHEER THING

VA sources say ScheerSports CEO & ECHL Greenville Grrrowl Owner Carl Scheer and "several" other ECHL officials "plan to launch an indoor football league next year," according to a report in the CHARLO

Tags: AFL, ECHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/12/99
ROMANCING THE STONE? CUBS ANNOUNCER JOINS GROUP EYEING A'S

An investment group headed by CA attorney Michael Lazarus that includes AZ-based Founder''s Bank Chair Lyle Campbell and Cubs TV analyst Steve Stone "is ready to put down a deposit" to buy the A''s, a

Tags: Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB, NBC, Oakland Athletics, Walt Disney

04/12/99
USOC PLANS $9M AD IMAGE CAMPAIGN; IS SLOC FIT TO CONTRIBUTE?

At its Board of Directors meetings in New Orleans, the USOC announced its plans for a $9M promotional campaign to "counter the damage done by the Salt Lake bid scandal," according to Lisa Riley Roche

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Olympics, OPUS, SLOC, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, USOC

04/12/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Former Jazz co-Owner GERALD BAGLEY died of cancer on Friday at the age of 77 (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 4/11)....Former Orioles Owner JEROLD HOFFBERGER passed away Friday at the age of 80 (Baltimore SUN, 4/1

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, Denver Broncos, Madison Square Garden, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

04/12/99
NORMAN'S RUN FOR JACKET HELPS CBS EARN SOLID RATINGS

CBS''s broadcast of the final round of The Masters earned an 10.7/21 overnight Nielsen rating, up 8.1% compared to last year''s 9.9/26. Saturday''s third round coverage scored a 5.9/15, down 15.5% com

Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, Acushnet, IBM, NBC, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Time Warner, Viacom

04/12/99
EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL PLAY: WTA TOUR PLAYERS THREATEN BOYCOTT

As many as 60 WTA Tour players "signed a petition authorizing" the WTA Tour to "demand equal prize money with the men at all four Grand Slam championships," according to Neil Amdur of the N.Y. TIMES.

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/12/99
MLB TEAM NOTES: AFTER BIG OPENER, EXPOS RETURN TO THE TEENS

After playing in front of a crowd of 43,918 for their home opener last Thursday, the largest at Olympic Stadium in over two years, the Expos recorded attendances of 12,381, 16,173 and 10,366, respecti

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Franchises, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

04/12/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Venator Group named RICHARD MINA as President & CEO of Champs Sports. Mina, who was previously President of Foot Locker Europe, succeeds PAUL DAVIES, who resigned. SIMON RIDER replaces Mina as Pre

Tags: Cablevision, Foot Locker/Venator Group, Madison Square Garden, NHRA, People and Pop Culture

04/12/99
MIKE LIKE'S JETER, SEES HIM AS A WAY TO EXTEND AIR BRAND

Yankees SS Derek Jeter has become the first MLB player to endorse Nike''s Jordan Brand, and he wore a special, cleated version of the Air Jordan XIV, as well as branded wristbands and gloves, during t

Tags: Fila USA, MLB, New York Yankees, Nike, Seattle Mariners, Sports Illustrated, YankeeNets

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