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11/08/96
REEBOK FACES LEGAL ACTION IN OVERSEAS SPONSORSHIP

The top team in the Dutch soccer league, Feyenoord, is "threatening legal action" against Reebok over the "breakdown" of a $14.7M sponsorship deal, according to the FINANCIAL TIMES. Feyenoord has accu

Tags: Reebok, Washington Nationals

11/08/96
INGELWOOD PULLS OFFER FOR NEW ARENA, FOR NOW

The City of Ingelwood "pulled back its offer to help finance a sports arena, after the passage of Proposition 218 knocked out three City Council-passed taxes that would have financed the deal," accord

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers

11/08/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The Magic-Nets game yesterday at Japan''s Tokyo Dome drew 38,600 spectators, most of whom "rooted for the more well-known Magic." Nets F Jayson Williams: "Even if we were in New Jersey they would have

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brooklyn Nets, NHL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, YankeeNets

11/08/96
RAPTORS RUMOR DU JOUR: CLAIRVEST GROUP CEO ROTMAN INVOLVED

With the Raptors "boardroom shotgun set to go off" November 14, Toronto businessman Joseph Rotman has "surfaced as a potential trigger-man" to provide team President John Bitove Jr. with enough money

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

11/08/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Ravens Owner Art Modell said team minority partner Al Lerner is considering divesting his 9% stake in the Ravens so that he can lead a drive to bring an NFL expansion club to Cleveland (Akron BEACON J

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB, NFL, Ottawa Senators, Portland Trail Blazers, San Francisco 49ers, Toronto Blue Jays, Vulcan Ventures

11/08/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NASCAR legend RICHARD PETTY, on losing in his race for NC Secretary of State: "If I had known I wasn''t going to win, I wouldn''t have run" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/8)....TANK MCNAMARA co- creator JEFF MI

Tags: CBS, NASCAR, NBA, New York Yankees, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

11/08/96
PUBLIC OPPOSES SEAT TAX IN CHARLOTTE FOR SPORTS COMPLEX

Charlotte business leaders are "not expected" to push for a seat tax on Charlotte sporting events to help finance a multimillion dollar sports and entertainment district when they publicly unveil thei

Tags: Facilities

11/08/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets (THE DAILY). GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK Houston at New Orleans 12:00 NBC Oakland at Tampa Bay 1:00 NB

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

11/08/96
MEDIA NOTES

AOL yesterday reported a loss of $353.7M in the quarter that ended September 30. The loss, "caused largely" by a one-time charge for past expenses, exceeded all the profits the company had ever report

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Time Warner, TNN, Viacom, YankeeNets

11/08/96
ACTION PERFORMANCE ACQUIRES DALE EARNHARDT'S SPORTS IMAGE

AZ-based Action Performance Co. has purchased Sports Image Inc., which markets and distributes licensed motorsports products. Under terms of the deal, Sports Image Owner Dale Earnhardt signed a 15-yea

Tags: NASCAR, NHRA

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