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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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01/08/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Twins named JOE MCILVAINE as Special Assistant to the GM (Twins)....The WNBA Sting named PETE MOORE Dir of Business Operations. He was GM of the AAA Charlotte Knights (Sting)....CBS Sports promote

Tags: CBS, Minnesota Twins, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

01/08/98
MEDIA NOTES

RADIO: Jeff Torborg "has emerged as a leading candidate" to replace Mike Flanagan as lead analyst on HTS Orioles TV broadcasts this season. Torborg, who works as an analyst for Fox MLB broadcasts, wou

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Houston Astros, MLB, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, Raycom Sports, Media, Walt Disney

01/08/98
HUNTER'S IN THE ARMY NOW; PLAYERS TALK OF BARNSTORMING TOUR

NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter said he is "not worried about the league rattling its sabres about altering" the CBA this summer, according to Glenn Rogers of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. Hunter: "First o

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Utah Jazz

01/08/98
FACILITY NOTES

Acting MA Gov. Paul Cellucci "is close to reaching a compromise" with Patriots Owner Robert Kraft under which the state "would share the costs of providing police details" on game days. The cost of po

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots

01/08/98
ROCKETS LOOK TO APPEALS COURTS TO GET THEM A NEW HOME COURT

The Rockets "are appealing" the January ''97 court decision "forcing the team to honor its lease and remain in Compaq Center through November 2003," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Tags: Facilities, hp, Houston Rockets

01/08/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

A Houston TV station reported that IHL Aeros Owner Chuck Watson offered to lend a group of Edmonton investors $35M to buy the NHL Oilers. Watson: "Our motivation is to assist ... in keeping the NHL in

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, MLS, Brooklyn Nets, NHL, San Diego Chargers, YankeeNets

01/08/98
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES: BOWL TO ADD PRESENTING SPONSOR

The Rose Bowl will add a sponsor''s tagline in ''99, according to Jim Hodges of the L.A. TIMES. Hodges: "Long a holdout in the commercialism game that bowls have played for years, Pasadena will host t

Tags: ABC, ESPN, MasterCard, McDonalds, Walt Disney

01/08/98
TEXAS TWO-STEP: STARS' HICKS ROUNDS-UP RANGERS FOR $250M

The MLB Rangers yesterday formally announced the sale of the team to Stars Owner Tom Hicks for $250M, the second- highest franchise fee in MLB history, according to Gerry Fraley of the DALLAS MORNING

Tags: Dallas Stars, ESPN, Franchises, MLB, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney

01/08/98
BILLBOARD LISTS THE TOP 20 VIDEOS OF '97: NBA ACTION IS TOPS

The following lists the top 20 "Recreational Sports Videos" of ''97, in terms of sales (BILLBOARD, 1/10 issue). NO. TITLE NO. TITLE 1) MJ: Above & Beyond 11) MLB: Super Sluggers 2) TWIB: Plays & Bloop

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, MLB, NBA, Media

01/08/98
REDS BALLPARK OPTIONS ALL POINTING TOWARD CINERGY

In his "most definitive comments to date about the Reds," Hamilton County, OH, Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus said that a future Reds ballpark "belongs on the riverfront," which Hobson & Michaud write "a

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Facilities

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