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01/20/99
JUMBOSPORTS RESHUFFLING CONTINUES; 17 MORE STORES TO CLOSE

FL-based JumboSports will close 17 stores, leaving the "ailing" company with "nearly half what it once had," according to Kris Hundley of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. JumboSports CFO Ray Springer said th

Tags: Finance

01/19/99
NO WAY, O'S SAY? MLB DELEGATION TO RETURN WITHOUT AGREEMENT

Orioles Owner Peter Angelos and the MLB delegation that is visiting Cuba "likely will return home today without a final agreement to stage the potentially historic" home-and- home exhibition series, a

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

01/19/99
TWO REPORTS DIFFER ON FUTURE OF NBA BEER CATEGORY

A-B has "quietly" inked a "major four-year NBA ad agreement" with NBC, according to Langdon Brockinton of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. A-B VP/Corporate Media & Sports Marketing Tony Ponturo: "We did no

Tags: Anheuser Busch, NBA, NBC

01/19/99
NFL GETS THE THING THAT MAKES THE WORLD WIDE WEB GO ROUND

MA-based ThingWorld.com is joining with the NFL to "deploy its digital collectibles technology on all on-line venues of the league and its teams," according to Gregg Krupa of the BOSTON GLOBE. The rel

Tags: Detroit Pistons, MLB, MLS, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media

01/19/99
JUDGE'S RULING INCREASES NCAA COACHES PAYOUT BY ANOTHER $7M

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil has added "another" $7M "or so to the NCAA''s crippling restricted-earnings verdict," according to Steve Rock of the K.C. STAR. Ruling on "post-trial motions," Vrati

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

01/19/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In Columbus, Dan Crawford reports that PepsiCo''s pouring rights deal to the Columbus Crew''s new 22,500-seat stadium is a five-year deal worth "at least" $1-2M for the team, with the potential to rea

Tags: Boston Celtics, Columbus Crew, IMG, PepsiCo, Washington Nationals

01/19/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former NASCAR VP/Strategic Marketing STEVE SCHIFFMAN was named Exec VP/Marketing for The Weather Channel. ALEX GOMEZ was named Dir of Promotions for Foot Locker World Wide N.Y. Gomez held a similar po

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, Interpublic Group of Cos., NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

01/19/99
NBA MARKET ROUNDUP: HEAT OFFER $5 TICKETS; HORNETS A REBATE

The Heat are offering several incentive packages during the shortened season, including two free tickets to two games to every season-ticket account and $10 upper bowl tickets that include a voucher f

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, PepsiCo

01/19/99
MEDIA NOTES

"Fox Sports News"'' Keith Olbermann commented on the "Esquire" article by Charles Pierce claiming former Dodger Kirk Gibson took steroids before his historic home-run during the ''88 World Series. Olb

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Diego Padres, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/19/99
FACILITY NOTES

THE ROOF IS LEAKING: A section of the roof at Olympic Stadium in Montreal came "crashing down yesterday," slightly injuring two workers. Officials blamed "heavy snow, weighed down by unseasonable rain

Tags: Dallas Stars, Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Southwest Sports Group, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, US West/Qwest

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