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NASCAR VP & Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes : "Hearing great things about the job @Scott_Paddock and crew at @ChicagolndSpdwy did Saturday. I look forward to getting there in September." Octagon First Call Managing Dir David Schwab : "Expect rookies, recently traded players/S...

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09/18/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The World Research Group''s Interactive Sports Conference began yesterday at New York City''s Hilton & Towers. Wednesday''s scheduled speakers/moderators: IBM Global Telecom and Media Industries VP/Br

Tags: ABC, BBDO, ESPN, IBM, News Corp./Fox, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

09/18/97
MLB OWNERS' MEETINGS TO END WITH NO REALIGNMENT VOTE LIKELY

MLB owners, "barring a sudden compromise," will leave Atlanta today "without a realignment plan, a process which may drag out for another month or two," according to I.J. Rosenberg of the ATLANTA CONS

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Oakland Athletics, Walt Disney

09/18/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In SI, Peter King reports that the NFL should rule by the end of this month on the Packers'' request to sell nonvoting shares to the public. King: "Approval may be difficult to get, though, because ot

Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

09/18/97
TWINS/NC TALKS HEAT UP AS POHLAD MEETS WITH THE BEAVER

Moving into a "serious talking stage," Twins Owner Carl Pohlad met twice Wednesday with NC businessman Don Beaver, who wants to bring the team to the Carolinas, according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapo

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB

09/18/97
EDMONTON'S MYSTERY GROUP ENTERS BID FOR OILERS

"An anonymous group of Edmonton investors has put in a secret bid to purchase the NHL Oilers," according to Darcy Henton of the TORONTO STAR. Economic Development Edmonton head Rick LeLacheur delivere

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL

09/18/97
L.A. ARENA DEVELOPERS SAY INITIATIVE AN ARENA KILLER

Developers of a new downtown L.A. arena "vowed Wednesday to abandon their plans" if a proposed initiative requiring popular votes on publicly subsidized pro sports facilities qualifies for the ballot,

Tags: Facilities

09/18/97
FINANCE NOTES

SportsLine USA made its second initial public offering filing with the SEC. An IPO date will be set after the SEC replies to this second filing, and after SportsLine "answers its questions satisfactor

Tags: Finance, Nike, Washington Nationals

09/18/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: ROCKIES TAKE PUBLISHER TO COURT

The Rockies asked a Denver District Court judge "to temporarily stop" local Web publisher Robert Lewis from producing his baseball Web page, arguing that it "infringes" on the team''s trademarks and "

Tags: Colorado Rockies, IBM, NHL, Media, Tampa Bay Rays

09/18/97
BULLS MERCHANDISE SELLING SO WELL OTHER TEAMS NOT IN THE MIX

The NBA retail market is examined by Dana Parker in NSGA RETAIL FOCUS. Since winning their fifth championship, Bulls merchandise "has been outselling other teams'' at a rate not seen after their earli

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB, NBA, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz

09/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Racing Champions Corporation announced Rand McNally President & COO JOHN BAKALAR and Comdisco CFO & Exec VP JOHN VOCSICKY have been elected to its board (Racing Champions)....Leo Burnett Co. is bringi

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

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