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05/04/98
WHAT WOULD YACHT THINK IF VOLVO TOOK OVER RACE SPONSORSHIP?

The Whitbread Round the World Race will be called The Volvo Ocean Race after June 1 as the Swedish car company has acquired sponsorship rights to the yacht race, according to Steve Walters of the Ft.

05/04/98
FACILITY NOTES

Rooftop spectators of Wrigley Field in Chicago "would be required to pay the city amusement tax under a new plan to license and regulate" the view. The proposal would have rooftop spot owners "make st

Tags: Facilities, San Diego Padres

05/04/98
THE HUNT FOR FINANCIAL SECURITY: CLANCY TO MEET WITH NFL

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "has called for a meeting" with prospective Vikings Owner Tom Clancy to discuss the sale of the team, according to Jeff Seidel of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The meetin

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

05/04/98
RATINGS FOR WEEKEND NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from some of the weekend''s network sporting events. All times are ET. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR CBS Sports Spect

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, LPGA, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, PBA, The Back of the Book, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/04/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: The Cubs had their first advance sellout of the season on Sunday, as they gave away commemorative Beanie Babies in memory of Harry Caray, and 10,000 were distributed two hours before game time. C

Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Toronto Raptors

05/04/98
VISA SET TO BECOME A FIXTURE IN NASCAR COUNTRY WITH NEW DEAL

Visa is "close to completing" a sponsorship agreement with NASCAR that would "wrest" the sport''s marketing and promotional rights from MasterCard and "flip a million cards into the Visa camp," accord

Tags: American Express, Int'l Speedway Corp., MasterCard, NASCAR, Visa

05/04/98
A'S NEWS & NOTES: OWNERS MAY PUT TEAM UP FOR SALE BY JULY 1

A''s Owners Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann "say they might put the A''s up for sale by July 1," according to Peter Gammons of the BOSTON GLOBE. If they do, their lease at the Oakland Coliseum "goes year

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays

05/04/98
TOUCHED BY THE ANGELS? LATINO COMMUNITY FEEL DISNEY'S REACH

The Angels "are once again courting the Latino community," seven years after canceling their Spanish- language radio broadcasts, according to Kevin Baxter of the L.A. TIMES. The Angels "have resurrect

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

05/04/98
WOULDN'T THE NHL AND FOX LOVE AN OTTAWA/EDMONTON SERIES?

"Already reeling from infinitesimal TV ratings in the U.S.," the NHL is now faced with conference semifinal pairings involving Buffalo, Montreal and Ottawa, according to Filip Bondy of the N.Y. DAILY

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL

05/01/98
ULTIMATE IN-LINE CHALLENGE BY ROLLERBLADE ROLLS THIS WEEKEND

The third-annual Ultimate In-Line Challenge Presented by Rollerblade will take place at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, May 1-3. The event will feature a $60,000 purse, the largest-ever in the sport

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

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