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Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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09/04/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Richard Sandomir interviews ABL Commissioner Gary Cavalli, who says that the WNBA''s success "is helping him sell operating agreements for several teams." Sandomir adds that while season tick

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, ESPN, Jacksonville Jaguars, NCAA, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Sprint, Visa, Walt Disney, WNBA

09/04/97
VIVA LAS VEGAS: MOTORSPEEDWAY LANDS WINSTON CUP RACE

NASCAR''s ''98 Winston Cup Series will consist of 33 championship point events, one more than its ''97 schedule. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host its inaugural race on March 1, marking the third

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

09/04/97
AVON TO SPONSOR NEW WOMEN'S RUNNING SERIES

Avon will sponsor a new 16 nation road race circuit for women, "with the heaviest action" in the U.S., according to Frank Litsky of the N.Y. TIMES. The program of 10-kilometer races "will be directed"

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/04/97
INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE: WHO IS LANDING THE IHL IN TORONTO

A group led by Toronto businessmen Dennis Jewitt and Mike Baillargeon, partners in a company called Sportcom 2000, have put a US$500,000 deposit with the IHL for an expansion franchise that is planned

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

09/04/97
DAVID FALK GETS "UP CLOSE" ON HIS CLIENTS AND FUTURE

FAME Chair & CEO DAVID FALK was a guest on ESPN''s "Up Close." Falk, on his client Allen Iverson: "He''s created an image of sort of being the young, cool, hip-hop kind of a guy, a little bit counter-

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

09/04/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The NPSL Tampa Bay Terror has suspended operations for the year after a deal to sell the team fell through (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 8/30)....The Cowboys streak of playing in front of 114 straight sellou

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, MLS, NPSL, Oakland Athletics

09/04/97
ESPN ADDS CLASSIC SPORTS NETWORK TO ITS ROSTER

ESPN, Inc. reached agreement to acquire Classic Sports Network (CSN). Subject to regulatory review and approval, the transaction is expected to be completed within two months (ESPN). ESPN did not disc

Tags: ABC, ATT, Cablevision, ESPN, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

09/04/97
WILL ITALY BRING IN THREE TENORS TO CONVINCE IOC OF BID?

On Friday, 107 voting members of the IOC will choose among Athens, Rome, Stockholm, Cape Town and Buenos Aires "for the host city for the 2004 Summer Games," according to Jere Longman of the N.Y. TIME

Tags: CBS, IOC, Olympics, Viacom

09/04/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

News Corp. on Wednesday promoted DAVID HILL to Chair & CEO of Fox Broadcasting Co. He will continue to be Fox Sports Net CEO and Fox Sports President (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 9/4)....Walt Disney Co. has p

Tags: ESPN, Brooklyn Nets, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/04/97
BATES WALKS AWAY FROM FOOT LOCKER: DROPS $40M ACCOUNT

Bates USA said that it would "resign, effective in 90 days," its Foot Locker account with the Woolworth Corp., with "billings estimated at" $40M, according to Stuart Elliott of the N.Y. TIMES. Bates N

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, Nike, NikeTown, Reebok

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