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12/20/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

SHEREEN SAMONDS was named PR Manager of NASCAR Thunder. She had been with ACOG (CABLE WORLD, 12/16)...RICK BRACE has been named President of The Sports Network in Canada. Former President JIM THOMPSON

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NASCAR, New York Islanders, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors

12/20/96
MSFC COOL TO VIKES STADIUM PROPOSALS; OPEN TO LEASE CHANGE?

In Minneapolis, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Chair Henry Savelkoul rejected three options for public stadium financing offered by Vikings President Roger Headrick, but was "amenable" to a

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

12/20/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

76ers President Pat Croce announced the Sixers Neighborhood Basketball League. Croce said sponsorship of the league will be a perfect application of the "Sixers name, money and power." The team will g

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Philadelphia 76ers

12/19/96
NIKE'S DYNASTY CONTINUES: COMPANY REPORTS STRONG RESULTS

Nike "extended its run of strong quarters into a marathon," reporting an 80% "leap" in second-quarter profit and a 55% "jump" in sales, according to Lee Gomes in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Nike posted a

Tags: Nike

12/19/96
INDIANS AID GATEWAY BY PAYING $441,000 RENT

The Indians will pay over $441,000 in back rent to help keep Gateway Economic Development Corp. from encountering foreclosure, according to David Adams of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. After approving the

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Franchises

12/19/96
WILL ALLEN DELIVER SEATTLE A CHRISTMAS GIFT?

In Seattle, State Rep. Steve Van Luven, who "could play an instrumental role in passing financing" for a new football stadium, said Football Northwest, Paul Allen''s group overseeing his bid for the S

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

12/19/96
BENGALS BUOYED BY REPORT AS THEY IMPLEMENT PSL CAMPAIGN

The Bengals have begun their "sales blitz" for a new stadium with a report that found 94% of Bengals season- ticket holders are interested in buying PSLs, according to Andy Hemmer in the CINCINNATI BU

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Facilities

12/19/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Santa Clara County Judge John Herlihy ruled that a Raiders'' lawsuit accusing the NFL of breaches of contract and mismanagement of NFL Properties and the WLAF can go to trial. Herlihy also denied an N

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, NFL, Nike, Oakland Raiders

12/19/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

DENNIS RODMAN was the No. 1 alias called into Domino''s Pizza in ''96. A survey found 38% of those who used Rodman''s name greeted the driver dressed in drag. Noting the report, ESPN''s DAN PATRICK: "

Tags: ESPN, Los Angeles Clippers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/19/96
NBA'S STERN RUMORED TO BE ON THE MINDS OF SOME MLB EXECS

A group of MLB owners, "in search of a full-time commissioner (and in desperate need of revitalizing baseball) are considering NBA Commissioner David Stern," according to columnist Michael Sneed of th

Tags: DirecTV, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA

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