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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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04/23/98
PENGUINS, FOX TRADE BARBS OVER IMPENDING TV RIGHTS SUIT

The Penguins and Fox Sports Pittsburgh (FSP) execs "are bulking up for a postseason brawl over broadcasting rights," according to Jon Schmitz of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. In a court document filed

Tags: Bank of America, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media

04/23/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Olympic gold medal winner BRUCE JENNER was named Dir of Promotional Marketing for Allegiance Telecom. He will also serve as commercial spokesperson (AD AGE, 4/23)....A-B promoted STEVE ULINE to Group

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Gale Force Holdings, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/23/98
ORLANDO & MINNESOTA PLACED ON WNBA MAP FOR '99 SEASON

The WNBA''s Operating Committee has voted to add two expansion teams -- to be operated by the T''Wolves and the Magic -- to the WNBA for the ''99 season, bringing the number of teams in the league to

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, WNBA

04/22/98
DON'T BELIEVE THE FLORIST WHEN HE TELLS YOU ROSES ARE FREE

The Rose Bowl is expected to raise its ticket prices from $75 to $110 for the ''99 game, "marking the second increase in four years, an overall boost" of 139% since the ''95 game when tickets were $46

Tags: Colleges

04/22/98
MEDIA NOTES

A PLUG FOR DIRECTV: In L.A., Larry Stewart reviews DirecTV, and writes that "everything about it is better than cable," although it "can get expensive." Regarding sports packages, Stewart points out t

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Media, WNBA

04/22/98
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: BY SEA AND SAND, NOTHING GOES AS PLANNED

The state of pro beach volleyball is examined by Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK who writes, "While sponsors and organizers still express confidence in beach volleyball as a sports marketing property, the o

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, Nike

04/22/98
STUDY SUGGESTS THAT MANHATTAN STADIUM GOOD FOR $1B A YEAR

A new study by NYC planners "suggests" that a new stadium on Manhattan''s West Side "would have an economic impact of at least $1 billion a year, more than 10 times the impact of a renovated or new st

Tags: Facilities

04/22/98
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: AGENTS OF CH-CHANGE, TAKE TWO

Today, THE DAILY continues its exclusive look at the agents representing the NFL''s second round draft picks in contract negotiations. Some players may have different representatives for their marketi

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/22/98
"MNF" TIME CHANGE HAS LEFT COAST ABC AFFILS FEELING LEFT OUT

With ABC moving the starting time of "MNF" ahead one hour next season, West Coast ABC affils are "concerned about losing early newscasts and that football fans won''t get home in time to see the begin

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/22/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: With Monday night''s season-low attendance of 5,200, the A''s have drawn just 138,038 for 11 home games, an average of 12,549 (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 4/21)....While warming up before last night''s Orio

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Stars, Franchises, MLB, NHL, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Flyers, Southwest Sports Group, Walt Disney

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