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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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MLB UMPS VOW TO GET TOUGH WITH PLAYERS, MORE EJECTIONS

MLB umpires, "still seething over the Roberto Alomar spitting incident of last season and a general absence of stiffer penalties for abusive players," said they will put up with fewer arguments this s

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

03/04/97
NHL EYES SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHICS IN SPONSORING NASCAR ENTRY

The NHL is teaming up with L&R Motorsports to sponsor one of L&R''s entries in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The truck will race with the NHL black and orange colors, using "Brand NHL" and the "C

Tags: NASCAR, NHL

03/04/97
HONEY, RUN DOWN TO THE STORE FOR MILK AND DODGERS TICKETS

The Dodgers have ended their 14-year relationship with Ticketmaster, instead signing with an "upstart" company, ETM Entertainment Network, Inc., which will "sell the team''s tickets through electronic

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Ticketmaster

03/04/97
MLB'S MARCH RUNNING FOR COVER AFTER KING GEORGE'S ATTACK?

MLB Enterprises CEO Greg Murphy officially unveiled the game''s long-term national marketing program. MLBE''s initial effort, "The March to Opening Day," will originate at the National Press Club in W

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, YankeeNets

03/04/97
CLASSIC SPORTS TO FILE FCC COMPLAINT AGAINST CABLEVISION

Classic Sports Network (CSN) said it intends to file a complaint with the FCC alleging that Cablevision has violated Federal law by attempting to coerce CSN into granting Cablevision an ownership inte

Tags: Cablevision, Media

03/04/97
USOC'S KRIMSKY CALLS HARRIS POLL NUMBERS "SKEWED"

Despite numbers from a recent Harris poll showing Olympic sponsors'' identification with the Games "had all but evaporated" six months after the Games (see #29), USOC Deputy Secretary General John Kri

Tags: Olympics, USOC

03/04/97
NEW SPORTS MARKETING FIRM FOCUSING ON WOMEN OPENS IN NYC

Stars & Strategies, Inc., a new sports marketing and management company, has opened offices in New York City. Stars & Strategies is a full-service agency with a focus on women''s sports. The company i

Tags: Dallas Stars, Southwest Sports Group

03/04/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Boston-based sports marketing agency Bob Woolf Associates has changed its name to Woolf Associates and expanded into larger office space in Boston''s Back Bay (Woolf Associates)....ESPN has sold out i

Tags: ATT, Atlanta Braves, Bank of America, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, General Motors, MLB, Nike, PepsiCo, Time Warner, Visa, Walt Disney

03/04/97
ADIDAS MAKES IT OFFICIAL IN NEW YORK; SIGNS DEAL WITH YANKS

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner and adidas last night announced a sponsorship and marketing deal "that sources" say is worth $93M over 10 years, according to Zipay & Heyman of NEWSDAY. The deal, "wh

Tags: Fila USA, MLB, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

03/04/97
STADIUM NOTES

Possible architects for a new L.A. arena have been narrowed to Seattle-based NBBJ Sports & Entertainment and L.A.-based Albert C. Martin & Associates (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 2/24)....Target Center man

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

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