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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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05/06/97
LEAGUE NOTES

PBA President Johnny Petraglia was profiled by Ron Dicker in the N.Y. TIMES. Petraglia, on prize money on the PBA Tour: "We are not progressing like other sports are. There has to be something at the

Tags: ABC, CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, PBA, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/06/97
ARE BIG APPLE/LONG ISLAND IN THE SPIRIT OF GOODWILL GAMES?

The ''98 Goodwill Games, to be held in Long Island and New York City, "might prove to be an economic boon for the region, but the event isn''t doing much for relations" between the two areas, accordin

Tags: Olympics

05/06/97
LIKE A HURRICANE, WHALE READY TO LAND IN CAROLINA TODAY

The Whalers "are ready to drop the puck in the Triangle, bringing big-league hockey to North Carolina," according to Alexander & Politi of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. A noon press conference will tak

Tags: Franchises

05/06/97
ROOKIE LEAGUE FOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS SET TO BEGIN IN '98

The National Rookie League (NRL) will begin play in ''98 with teams in eight eastern cities. The DC-based NRL will serve as an unaffiliated minor league for the NBA and provide young players with the

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

05/06/97
OLYMPIC NOTES

Four U.S. cities officially made a $50,000 bid for the 2007 Pan American Games: Houston, San Antonio, Dade County (Miami), FL, and the Raleigh-Durham Triangle, NC (USOC)....NAOC said that figure skati

Tags: IOC, Olympics, USOC

05/06/97
MEDIA NOTES

ESPNET SportsZone has changed its name to ESPN SportsZone. In addition, the Internet address will change from espnet.sportszone.com to espn.sportszone.com. The site may also be reached through espn.co

Tags: CBS, ESPN, NBA, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Phoenix Suns, Showtime, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

05/06/97
ESPN DETAILS MAGAZINE START-UP; WAS OLBERMANN AWOL?

ESPN announced that ESPN Magazine will make its debut in the first quarter of ''98. As part of the magazine''s launch, John Skipper, currently Senior VP/Disney Publishing, will move to head ESPN Magaz

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/06/97
A-B READY TO GET IN THE GAME FOR ITS MLB SPONSORSHIP

Anheuser-Busch''s Budweiser is touting its "long running" status as MLB''s official beer in stadiums, on POP and merchandise, and in local print and radio ads, according to Gerry Khermouch of BRANDWEE

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Acushnet, MLB, Sports Illustrated, Upper Deck, Walt Disney, Wheaties

05/06/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: OVER-THE-AIR DEAL FOR YANKS ON WPIX NEAR

Thirty games into the season, MSG Network and WPIX "reportedly are putting the finishing touches" on a two-year agreement to put the Yankees back on WPIX, according to Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. In a dea

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Detroit Pistons, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, New York Yankees, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, Media, Time Warner, YankeeNets

05/06/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Tickets available for the Bulls-Hawks Playoff games in Atlanta sold "in one hour" on Monday. Hawks Exec VP Lee Douglas said the team held back 700 lower-level seats for each Omni game, "in an attempt

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, New York Islanders, NHL, Time Warner, Washington Capitals

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