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08/19/96
IT IS NO LONGER MILLER TIME FOR DA' BEARS

In what local media officials call a "surprising move," Miller Brewing is dropping its local TV sponsorship of the Bears, which includes preseason games and sponsorship of Dave Wannstedt''s weekly sho

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Franchises, NFL

08/19/96
ANOTHER CHANGE IN PIRATES INVESTMENT GROUP

Utilities Exec Kenneth Pollock is the second major investor to withdraw from the Pirates'' ownership group. Pirates Managing General Partner Kevin McClatchy said the move was not unexpected, and "migh

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

08/19/96
NIELSEN NUMBERS FOR FOX BASEBALL: TOP FIVE MARKETS

Nielsen Sports Marketing Service preliminary overnights from "Fox Saturday Baseball." NOTE: As these numbers are preliminary, they may not match later figures reported by networks or other news outlet

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, The Back of the Book

08/19/96
YOU GOT A LICENSE FOR THAT? MLBP SIGNS NEW LICENSEES

MLB Properties announced that Here''s Fred Co. and BNOX, have been signed as sporting goods licensees. Jacksonville, FL-based Here''s Fred will introduce a line of golf-related equipment and accessori

Tags: MLB

08/19/96
TEAM MEDIA NEWS: WESTINGHOUSE TO MAKE LAST OFFER ON O'S

Officials of Westinghouse Broadcasting, the parent company of mid-Atlantic RSN Home Team Sports, are "expected to mount a last gasp effort to keep" Orioles TV rights in response to a proposal from Fox

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, News Corp./Fox, Media

08/19/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

JASON KIDD will portray himself in the premiere of UPN''s "Sparks" on August 26 (PHILA. INQUIRER, 8/18). .....DENNIS RODMAN''S appearance in a Victoria Secret commercial with supermodel HELENA CHRISTE

Tags: ABC, CBS, Los Angeles Sparks, People and Pop Culture, UPN, Viacom, Walt Disney, Wheaties

08/19/96
LEAGUE NOTES

In Boston, Will McDonough looks toward the NFL''s next TV package. Raiders Owner Al Davis: "We will double our money, and you can quote me on that." McDonough notes if NFL TV rights do double, the sal

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Walt Disney

08/19/96
KINGS AIM TO BUILD NEW ARENA ON CONVENTION CENTER SITE

L.A. Kings Co-Owner Edward Roski signed a formal proposal to build a new $240M, 20,000-seat facility near the downtown Los Angeles convention center if the city agrees to a financing plan, according t

Tags: Facilities

08/19/96
NEWSDAY STUDIES BOOM IN PRO-TEAM STADIUMS

Concluding that "public money is increasingly being used to fuel private fortunes," NEWSDAY examines the new stadium "boom" in a series of articles. NEWSDAY obtained financial data on 38 sports facili

Tags: Facilities

08/19/96
SPORTS MEDIA - SPORTS MEDIA - ESPN REMEMBERS TOM MEES IN WEEKEND ...

ESPN paid tribute to the late Tom Mees during Sunday''s "SportsWeekly." Mees died last week in a drowning accident. The tribute, hosted by Bob Ley and Chris Berman, featured clips of Mees'' work and r

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

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