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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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03/03/98
LEAGUE NOTES

USA TODAY''s Hal Bodley reports that early calculations and winter rosters have the Orioles with MLB''s highest payroll at $71,538,134, followed by the Yankees, at $71,255,598; Braves, $60,885,000; In

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/03/98
B&E SPORTS MARKETING LOOKING FOR MOTORSPORTS SPONSORS

A new company owned by BILL FROMM, DAN FROMM and JOE SCIARA last month formed B&E SPORTS MARKETING. The new company, "looking for ways to marry corporate sponsors to sports-marketing opportunities," i

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, People and Pop Culture, Sprint, Walt Disney

03/03/98
A CBA TEAM RUNS THROUGH IT: RIVERCITY GRANTED EXPANSION CLUB

St. Charles, MO, has been approved by the CBA Board of Directors as a new franchise to start play during the ''99- 2000 season. Approval is contingent upon the group selling 2,500 season tickets by De

Tags: Franchises

03/03/98
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

Doral-Ryder Open tournament officials "have not capped ticket sales, but they''re considering it," due to the participation of Tiger Woods, according to Randall Mell of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL

Tags: Events and Attractions, GTE, MasterCard

03/03/98
BARRY'S BIG MOVE: DILLER CONSOLIDATES USA NETWORKS MARKETING

Barry Diller has "engineered his first major move" as head of USA Networks, "consolidating the programming, marketing and promotion of" USA, Sci-Fi Channel, Home Shopping Network and America''s Store,

Tags: Media, USA Networks

03/03/98
NIKE & ME: MICHAEL MOORE'S "THE BIG ONE" SET FOR LAUNCH

Filmmaker Michael Moore''s documentary "The Big One," which features a segment on Nike, debuts this April, and Moore claims that Nike Dir of Communications Lee Weinstein "invited him to breakfast and

Tags: Events and Attractions, Nike

03/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

On Sunday morning outside of S.F., LATRELL SPREWELL "lost control of his car and caused another to flip. There were no major injuries, no tickets issued. The accident is under investigation" ("SportsC

Tags: CBS, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that SI''s Dir of International Publishing & Olympics MERRILL SQUIRES is leaving to become a partner in Dallas-based The Marketing Arm (BRANDWEEK, 3/2)....The LPGA na

Tags: HNTB, LPGA, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Blue Jays

03/03/98
TWINS HUNKER DOWN WITH MSFC EXECS TO DISCUSS LEASE EXIT

Two Twins execs, two officials of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC) and a retired judge will meet today "to argue whether the team can legally end its 30-year Metrodome lease," acco

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins

03/03/98
WHAT DOES WNBA "GOT NEXT" FOR 2ND SEASON? "JOIN IN" CAMPAIGN

The WNBA''s ''98 promotional campaign, "Join In," will be formally introduced this Sunday during the Bulls-Knicks game on NBC. The 30-second spot features WNBA players Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, Cynthia

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

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