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07/07/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BOBBY GOLDWATER was named Senior VP & GM of the Staples Center. He was most recently VP/Facilities Presentation at Madison Square Garden. In addition, KEVIN MURPHY was named VP/Development at Staples

Tags: Cablevision, Champ Car World Series, Fila USA, Madison Square Garden, News Corp./Fox, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

07/07/98
EVENT NOTES

In Miami, Dan LeBatard, on the youth movement in women''s tennis: "They are bold, boorish brats. And, man, isn''t it wonderful? These irritating female tennis players -- cocky in one breath, crying in

Tags: Events and Attractions, NBC

07/07/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

CARD CARRIER: MBNA has scored an NFL "hat trick of sorts," as the credit card issuer has landed the league''s Quarterback Club cartel of marquee players, plus a separate deal which gives it the right

Tags: Bank of America, Boston Celtics, MBNA America Bank, Miami Heat, Nashville Predators, NBA, NFL, NHL, San Antonio Spurs, St. Louis Blues, Visa

07/07/98
UNITED THEY STAND, BUT ...: MLS TEAM MAY ADD NEW INVESTORS

DC United "may change at least some of its owner- operators in the coming months," according to team GM Kevin Payne, and cited by Will Kuhns of the WASHINGTON POST. MLS owns all of the teams and playe

Tags: AEG, DC United, Franchises, MLS

07/07/98
GLOBE REPORT SAYS PLANS FOR NEW RED SOX BALLPARK ARE SET

Although the Red Sox organization is "holding off" on an official announcement, the "stage is set to build a new stadium next door" to Fenway Park, according to Anthony Flint in a front-page piece in

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities

07/07/98
JUST ONE DRINK FROM YOUR LOVING CUP: FRANCE'S FINAL FOUR

"After three weeks of scoreless ties, yellow cards, flag waving, aimless running, several fights, two shootouts, one fatal stabbing, mangled midfielders, unchecked beer drinking, national disgraces an

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/07/98
ZAPATA ZIPS UPWARD ON NYSE: COMPANY TO SPLIT INTO TWO

The Glazer family''s Zapata Corp. jumped 11 5/8 to 21 1/2 yesterday on the NYSE. The Glazers also own the Buccaneers. PBS''s Paul Kangas reported that the company "plans to split into two separate ent

Tags: Finance, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner

07/07/98
THIS BUD'S FOR YOU: SELIG TO BE NAMED COMMISSIONER THURSDAY

MLB''s long-term search for a commissioner "is over," as baseball will "finally elect" Bud Selig on Thursday after six years without a full-time commissioner (Mult./AP, 7/7). PEACE PLAN? In Boston, Pe

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

07/07/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from select weekend network sporting events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks. CBS numbers were unavailable (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR Wor

Tags: ABC, CBS, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/07/98
GET THE VOTE OUT: ALL-STAR GAME OR POPULARITY CONTEST?

In Baltimore, Peter Schmuck writes that while All-Star fan balloting "is the one real opportunity for the paying customers to play a decision-making role" in MLB, it is "[o]bviously not ... fair." Sch

Tags: Aramark, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Dallas Stars, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Southwest Sports Group

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