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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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11/05/97
WALT DISNEY JOINS WITH FOOT LOCKER FOR SUPERSTORES

Foot Locker and Walt Disney World are "teaming up" in a retail and marketing venture that will add a 40,000-square- foot superstore to Disney''s Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, FL, a

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, Walt Disney

11/05/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SIMON DEBARTOLO Group Inc. launched a joint venture with Donaldson, Lifkin & Jenrette Inc. to "acquire and develop entertainment-related real-estate properties," including sports complexes and race tr

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

11/05/97
C'MON ALONG, C'MON AND WIN, ALL WITHOUT THE MIGHTY QUINN

Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment fired Canucks President & GM Pat Quinn, according to Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver PROVINCE. Quinn, who held the post since ''87, "took the rap .. for his hockey club''

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

11/05/97
AMF BOWLING ROLLS A STRIKE ON NYSE UNDER PIN

VA-based AMF Bowling debuted on the NYSE yesterday under the symbol PIN, and finished up 11.5% for the day, according to Bob Rayner of the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH. AMF opened at $19.50 per share but c

Tags: Finance, Time Warner

11/05/97
SPORTS ON THE BALLOT, II: MINNESOTA APPROVES AMENDMENT

Minneapolis voters "overwhelmingly approved a city charter amendment that will limit how much city officials can spend on pro sports facilities," including a new Twins ballpark, according to Jay Weine

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

11/05/97
BENETTON TO RELOCATE MUCH OF ROLLERBLADE TO NEW JERSEY

Over the "next several months," corporate owner Benetton Sportsystems "will shift the bulk" of MN-based Rollerblade''s "administrative departments" to its Princeton, NJ, N.A. headquarters, according t

Tags: Finance

11/05/97
NEWSDAY REPORTS EX-JAGUARS PRESIDENT TO BE NAMED ISLES COO

Although their purchase of the Islanders has not received formal approval from the NHL Board of Governors yet, Steven Gluckstern and New York Hockey Ventures will name former Jaguars President & CEO D

Tags: Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Islanders, NFL, NHL

11/05/97
WANT THE EYE OF THE TIGER? CHECK OUT TITLEIST'S WOODS ITEMS

MA-based Titleist will introduce the official Tiger Woods Headcover to retail, an exact replica of the tiger spots/colors headcover Woods currently uses on his drivers. In Boston, Alison Gibbs reporte

Tags: Acushnet

11/05/97
THE GREAT ERB: ADIDAS SPORTS MARKETER PROFILED BY BRANDWEEK

Robert Erb, adidas'' Dir of Sports Marketing, is named one of BRANDWEEK''s "''98 Hot Marketers" and profiled by Terry Lefton. In charge of landing sports sponsorships, signing endorsers and running pr

Tags: NBA, NCAA, New York Yankees, NFL, Nike, Reebok, Washington Nationals, WNBA, YankeeNets

11/05/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

The IHL Ice Dogs printed trading cards of nine of its players, plus its mascot, Spike. The cards will be given away to the first 2,500 fans, 14-and-younger, at Saturday and Sunday home games (ORANGE C

Tags: MLB, NBA, NBC

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