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04/03/97
MEDIA NOTES

Walt Disney has reached an "agreement in principle" to buy a stake in Starwave Corp. Disney and Starwave "are also set to announce their collaboration on a new ABC News web site" (WALL STREET JOURNAL,

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBC, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Nielsen, Media, Subaru, Walt Disney

04/03/97
STADIUM NOTES

In New York, Dave Anderson writes about the sale of naming rights under the header, "A Stadium By Any Other Name? No." Anderson: "If anyone needs another reason why the image of pro sports is so money

Tags: Facilities, New York Mets, San Francisco 49ers

04/03/97
OFFICIAL SAYS COST OF BENGALS' STADIUM WAS UNDERESTIMATED

Hamilton County Public Works Director Gary VanHart said Wednesday that a new stadium for the Bengals will cost "at least" 20-25% more than the original $180M estimate, according to Lucy May of the CIN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Facilities

04/03/97
NAGANO CRITICIZED FOR NOT MAKING ENOUGH NOISE ON OLYMPICS

A "top" IOC official said the "hype that normally accompanies the build up to an Olympic Games is lacking" for the ''98 Nagano Games "because of insufficient public relations activities," according to

Tags: IOC, Olympics

04/03/97
MLB: THE $1.06B DOLLAR MEN

MLB''s season opening payroll increased 17.7% to a "staggering" $1.061B, according to an annual survey of all players salaries compiled by USA TODAY''s Hal Bodley. Average salary jumped 16.89% to $1.3

Tags: ESPN, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

04/03/97
BASEBALL MEDIA NOTES: DODGER FANS HIT FOX SPORTS WEST 2 PROMO

An estimated 10,000 Dodgers'' fans who do not receive Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) "took advantage" of the FSW2''s offer to view the Dodgers home opener on Tuesday against the Phillies on jumbo screens at

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Media

04/03/97
THROUGH THE TURNSTILES: MLB'S OPENING DAY ATTENDANCE

Today, THE DAILY examines MLB teams Opening Day attendance figures over the past two days, compared to their Opening Day attendance in ''96. Of the 14 games, eight teams experienced increased attendan

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Oakland Athletics

04/03/97
MLB NEWS: ANGELS DECIDE ORGAN MUSIC NOT SO HEAVENLY ANYMORE

The Angels have dismissed their ten-year veteran organist Joe Tripoli in favor of "canned music," according to Barbara Kingsley of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The Angels said "live organ riffs don''t

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, New York Mets, Walt Disney

04/03/97
WHALING SOUND IN HARTFORD OF A CITY FIGHTING WITH ITS TEAM

"Last ditch efforts" to keep the Whalers in Hartford hit a "dead end," as the city''s corporate leaders "reluctantly" concluded that team Owner Peter Karmanos is "not interested in making a deal," acc

Tags: Franchises, NHL

04/03/97
LEAGUE NOTES

Players hoping to be drafted by the WNBA "must sign a contract binding them to the league for two years" and putting them into a pay scale ranging from $20,000 for first- round picks to $5,000 for pla

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA, WNBA

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