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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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07/19/99
NCAA COMMISSION TO OFFER MARKETING FREEDOM FOR NCAA HOOPS?

There are "indications" that the NCAA committee that "wants to reform men''s college basketball" is "steering away from a proposal to require freshman to sit out a year," according to Mark Brown of th

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

07/19/99
NEW REDSKINS OWNER ON THE WARPATH: FIRES 25 STAFFERS FRIDAY

Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder "fired approximately 25 of the team''s front-office employees" Friday, "mostly in the stadium operations, public relations and marketing departments," according to Mark Ma

Tags: FedEx, Franchises, Washington Redskins

07/19/99
MARINERS AND BALLPARK OFFICIALS WORK OUT KINKS AT THE SAFE

Mariners officials "are still pleased" with Safeco Field, "even though the team won''t touch the inaugural attendance marks of the past two major league stadiums," according to Greg Johnston of the SE

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Facilities, Seattle Mariners

07/19/99
THOMAS REPORTEDLY BUYS CBA FOR $10M, EYES MID-SIZED CITIES

CBA owners "have voted to sell operating rights to the league" to Isiah Thomas for $10M, according to sources of Bruce Berlet of the HARTFORD COURANT, who noted that owners "approved the sale" via a t

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

07/19/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

SECOND THOUGHTS ON SIGNING BELLE? In Baltimore, Joe Strauss wrote that Orioles Owner Peter Angelos, "angry over a series of embarrassing incidents," has "authorized an investigation" of RF Albert Bell

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Cablevision, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Montreal Canadiens, National Lacrosse League, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Time Warner, YankeeNets

07/19/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PGA Interactive named JOHN OBERG as Sales Manager. Oberg was VP/Creative & Marketing Services for Fusive.com, and will be responsible for sales and account services in the southeast and western region

Tags: HBO, Miami Heat, NBA, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

07/19/99
VENATOR GROUP DEFEATS BID BY GREENWAY IN PROXY BATTLE

N.Y.-based Venator Group "defeated a proxy battle for board seats by dissident shareholder Greenway Partners" on Friday, according to Erin White of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Greenway, Venator''s "large

Tags: Finance, Foot Locker/Venator Group

07/19/99
PEOPLE & PERSONALITIES: CONE HEADS INTO A MARKETING STORM

Three hours after Yankees P David Cone threw a perfect game against the Expos yesterday, David Cone Foundation VP Andrew Levy said that a "total of six memorabilia companies had already contacted him"

Tags: ESPN, New York Yankees, Nike, San Francisco 49ers, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/19/99
THE DAILY'S SPORTS TV MONITOR

Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of FSN''s "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South) led with Expos-Yankees and David Cone''s perfect game, followed by Dodgers-Pirates and the British Open. ESPN''s "SportsCe

Tags: ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/19/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

REMINDER: The History Channel presents "MODERN MARVELS: BASEBALL PARKS," which looks at ballparks in the U.S., tonight at 7:00pm and 11:00pm PT (L.A. TIMES, 7/19). WEEKEND WEDDING BELLS: Dolphins coac

Tags: AEG, Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Stars, Fila USA, Miami Dolphins, New York Mets, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, US West/Qwest, WNBA

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