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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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08/18/97
STADIUM NOTES

In Baltimore, Jon Morgan wrote that while Clark Construction Group, the contractor pouring concrete for the Ravens'' new stadium, "is to receive a guaranteed fee" of $2.5M for the job, its bills to th

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

08/18/97
MINNESOTANS LEARNING ABOUT ECONOMY FORMERLY KNOWN AS SPORTS

In the wake of the Timberwolves'' Kevin Garnett turning down a $100M-plus contract offer and a public debate over funding for facilities for the Vikings, Twins and an NHL expansion team, the "new spor

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NHL, Sports in Society

08/18/97
SHAQ'S LATEST: "STEEL" REVIEWS NOT SOFT

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL''s "Steel" took in a "very rusty estimate" of $855,000 in its opening weekend, according to Brian Fuson of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The "comic book- based actioner failed to register

Tags: People and Pop Culture

08/18/97
WITH OPEN STARTING NEXT WEEK, USTA SET TO TARGET CHILDREN

The USTA "over the next three weeks will leverage its crown jewel, the U.S. Open, in marketing efforts to promote the sport -- especially to kids," according to Jeff Jensen of AD AGE. The Open "marks

Tags: ATP, CBS, Heineken, IBM, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nissan, Prudential Securities, USTA, Viacom, Visa

08/15/97
L.A. COLUMNIST SAYS NBC SHOULD RETHINK ALBERT POLICY

Marv Albert, whose story is "getting tremendous media attention," has "embarrassed NBC, there is little question about that," according to Larry Stewart of the L.A. TIMES. Stewart: "Face saving action

Tags: NBC, Media

08/15/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Spike Lee, on his spots for NHL games on Fox Sports Net: "The challenge we have in doing this campaign is to make the game more appealing to persons who are not hockey maniacs" (USA TODAY, 8/15)....''

Tags: CBS, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, Reebok, Viacom

08/15/97
TIME WARNER LATEST TO BALK AT SPORTCHANNEL'S METS FEE

In a "sudden blow to local Mets fans enjoying a pennant race for the first time in seven years, SportsChannel yesterday said it will black out 14 upcoming games" to more than 1 million homes in Time W

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Mets, Media, Time Warner

08/15/97
GRASS AIN'T GREENER: NJSEA SAYS METROSTARS MUST PLAY ON TURF

The NJ Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) ruled yesterday that the MLS MetroStars can''t use their $1.5M removable grass field at Giants Stadium, thereby "forcing" the team to play its remaining

Tags: Facilities

08/15/97
THE NEW YORKER PROFILES THE NFL AND ITS PROPERTIES DIVISION

The NFL and its marketing strategy are examined by John Seabrook of THE NEW YORKER. The arrival of former MTV President Sara Levinson to head NLFP in ''94 "was something of a cultural shift" for the "

Tags: Buffalo Bills, CFL, Green Bay Packers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/15/97
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP GOES FOR THE GREEN IN CORPORATE PATRONAGE

Corporate hospitality at the PGA Championship held at the Winged Foot Country Club in Mamaroneck, NY, is examined by Richard Wilner of the N.Y. POST. Two dozens corporations have paid $125,000 each fo

Tags: ATT, CBS, PepsiCo, PGA Tour, St. Louis Blues, Viacom, Xerox

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