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08/30/96
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Nike ran a full-page ad in the WASHINGTON POST which was an open letter from Ken Griffey, Jr. announcing he is "dropping out of the presidential race to focus solely on my duties as a Seattle Mariner.

Tags: General Motors, NASCAR, NFL, Nike, Philadelphia Eagles, R J Reynolds

08/30/96
CHASE ADDS TO TENNIS CACHE WITH COREL WTA MSG EVENT

The Chase Manhattan Bank has signed a multi-year agreement to become title sponsor of the Corel WTA Tour''s season-ending championships at Madison Square Garden. The tournament now is the Chase Champi

Tags: Cablevision, Chase Manhattan Bank, Madison Square Garden

08/29/96
TILL TUESDAY: BUCS APPROVE LEASE BUT MUST FACE VOTERS

The Hillsborough County Commission and the Bucs gave approval to a new stadium lease that would keep the Bucs in Tampa for 30 years. The Tampa City Council and Tampa Sports Authority review the lease

Tags: Facilities, MLS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/29/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

CAROL BLAZEJOWSKI, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and an NBA exec for the past six years, has been named Dir of Basketball Development for the WNBA. The appointment is effective October 1 and

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, FC Dallas, MLS, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/29/96
VIKINGS FACE TV BLACKOUT FOR OPENER BUT TWINS HELP ON DIAL

With the Vikings'' Sunday home opener against the Lions "nearly certain" to be blacked out on local TV, the club avoided a "another media problem" when the Twins gave WCCO-AM permission to broadcast t

Tags: Detroit Lions, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Media

08/29/96
PAY TO WATCH GROWN MEN PLAY: NUVEEN TOUR SETS RECORDS

The three August events for the Nuveen Champions Tour drew 71,083, which included a single event attendance record (^) at the Citibank Champions in Westchester, NY. For the year, seven events have dra

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/29/96
THE WINNERS OF WINTER: NEW WINTER X GAMES SPONSORS ADDED

After selling out its ''97 Winter X Games gold sponsorships, ESPN added Fruit-A-Burst gum, Mars candy, Salomon sports equipment, the U.S. Marine Corps. and Visa, as associate sponsors for the Winter X

Tags: ESPN, Visa, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

08/29/96
REEBOK INVESTORS OFFER 17 MILLION SHARES FOR BUYBACK

Reebok Int''l said yesterday that investors had tendered about 17 million shares for repurchase, fewer than the 24 million its board had authorized, according to the N.Y. TIMES. Reebok originally plan

Tags: Reebok

08/29/96
MARLINS TO REMAIN AT PRO PLAYER PARK FOR LONGTERM?

Pro Player''s 10-year, $20M deal to rename Joe Robbie Stadium has "lessened" the chance of Dolphins and Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga building a baseball-only facility in the near future, according to

Tags: Facilities, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, MLB, NFL

08/29/96
TIGER OUT OF THE WOODS; "HELLO WORLD" SWEET OR CONTRIVED?

"With a radiant smile and a future that seems even brighter," Tiger Woods officially announced his intention to turn pro, according to Brad Parks of the WASHINGTON POST. Woods began his press conferen

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Acushnet, IMG, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nike, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

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