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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

Jets House, the NFL team's official Super Bowl week hospitality venue, opens in midtown Manhattan. It will operate through Sunday. Richmond County Savings Bank will unveil an extension of its naming-rights deal for the Single-A New York-Penn League Staten Island Yankees' ballpark in St. George. T...

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12/08/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 161: NBA READY TO DROP ALL-STAR GAME

The NBA "has concluded that it cannot hold an All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia in February as planned, and is now negotiating with the city through the mayor''s office to find ways to soften the econo

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers

12/08/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Detroit, Tom Gage examined how much money each MLB team has spent on player contracts during the free-agent signing season as of Sunday. The five top spenders: Orioles ($118.5M), Yankees ($111.25M)

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, IBL, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

12/08/98
COLLEGE HOOPS RATINGS UP, BUT ADVERTISERS HOLD OUT FOR NBA

While the NBA lockout has helped college basketball increase its ratings 12% on ESPN and 37% on ESPN2, those jumps "have not yet translated into a commensurate demand for ad inventory," according to F

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12/08/98
LEAGUE NOTES

The number of male coaches in the 12-team WNBA will reach five after the Liberty, as expected, hires Richie Adubato. In N.Y., Harvey Araton writes that while it is "premature to scream Old Boy Network

Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Liberty, WNBA

12/08/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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12/08/98
MEDIA NOTES

MCCORMICK RESIGNS: Lifetime President Doug McCormick has offered his resignation and industry sources contend that Lifetime partners Disney and Hearst "may have pushed McCormick out to place a woman i

Tags: ESPN, NBA, Media, Walt Disney

12/08/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Seahawks/Blazers Owner PAUL ALLEN has made a $10M investment in interactive TV company Wink Communications, and will use Wink''s Enhanced broadcasting and E-commercial products in its cable systems, w

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

12/08/98
AFTER FURTHER REVIEW: NFL MAY VOTE ON REPLAY FOR REST OF '98

The NFL will "ask owners to vote on instant replay for the playoffs and Super Bowl," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. The system to be voted on "would permit coaches two challenges a g

Tags: ABC, Buffalo Bills, CBS, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Jets, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

12/08/98
NFL TEAM NOTES: FAN WALKOUT IN CINCY; HEADRICK NOT IN TN?

"Only" several hundred Bengals fans "joined an organized protest and walked out of Sunday''s [Bengals-Bills] game to urge" team President Mike Brown to "step down" as GM, according to Rick Van Sant of

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12/07/98
PERSONALITIES: IT'S OLBER, MANN; SHARPE TONGUE AT "MNF"?

Keith Olbermann hosted his final edition of "The Big Show" Friday night, and said, "I''d love to be able to close with some words of wisdom. I believe, however, that we all ran out of those no more re

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