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02/20/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Fila USA named two new additions to its hardgoods division. DOUGLAS GORDON will serve as VP/Sales and LISA KANTOR as Product Manager (Fila)....Streetball Partners Int''l appointed DRUE CARNEY to VP/Ev

Tags: Fila USA, People and Pop Culture

02/20/97
DALLAS CITY MANAGER HAS "NO DOUBT" ABOUT DOWNTOWN ARENA

Dallas City Manager John Ware "guaranteed yesterday that an arena for the Mavericks and Stars will be built in Dallas'' central business district, and said the team providing the most money for the pr

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, Southwest Sports Group

02/20/97
SPORTS REVENUES SHOW THE BIG GAIN IN NETWORK SALES

Despite erosion in prime time audience, ABC, CBS and NBC closed out ''96 with "solid revenue gains, due in large part to double-digit growth generated by sports and the Summer Olympics." ABC, CBS, and

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/20/97
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER NOTES NBC SPORTS' EWERT HEADED TO THE EYE

CBS executives confirmed that NBC Sports Producer Terry Ewert will be named the new Exec Producer of CBS Sports. Ewert replaces Rick Gentile, who is now Exec Producer of CBS'' ''98 Winter Olympics cov

Tags: CBS, NBC, Media, Viacom

02/20/97
WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF BELLE/CHISOX BRUSHING ASIDE GAMBLING?

White Sox OF Albert Belle issued a statement through the team yesterday that "reiterated he has never bet on baseball," according to Phil Rogers of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Belle "implied he might not hav

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Sports Illustrated

02/20/97
ASTROS ESTABLISH NEW INTERNET PROGRAM WITH LARRY DIERKER

The Astros have launched an electronic mailing list via their World Wide Web site at http://www.astros.com where fans can receive e-mail messages from Manager Larry Dierker. Dierker, who receives 50-1

Tags: Houston Astros, Media

02/20/97
LEAGUE NOTES

The NFLPA "has threatened to de-certify agents who distribute its salary survey" (USA TODAY, 2/20)....NBA ref Mike Mathis was indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of tax fraud. He is the th

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, Walt Disney, WNBA

02/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

Former Bills QB Jim Kelly said he has spoken with NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol and will be talking to ESPN about broadcasting possibilities. Kelly: "It''s something that I would consider if all t

Tags: ATT, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Procter and Gamble, Media, Walt Disney

02/20/97
SUPER SHOW NEWS: SOME MLB CATCHERS TO DON HOCKEY GOALIE LOOK

For the 19th straight year, Wilson has been selected the official tennis ball of the U.S. Open. Under a new agreement, Wilson will be the official ball through 2001 (Wilson)....Fila''s focus for ''97

Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, Florida Panthers, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, SGMA, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

02/20/97
REEBOK TRIES TO RID ITSELF OF "DEMON NOCTURNAL MOLESTER"

Reebok officials admitted yesterday to making a mistake naming a woman''s running shoe "Incubus," but executives couldn''t "entirely explain the process that had one of its products being named for a

Tags: Chicago Bears, Reebok

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