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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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04/17/97
THE PITCH COUNT: THINKING PLAYOFFS IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

Today, THE DAILY continues our exclusive MLB team profiles with a look at the Rangers. On deck: The Cards TEAM: Texas Rangers ''97 SLOGAN: "Let''s Paint the Town Red" PLAYERS FEATURED: Juan Gonzalez,

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler, Franchises, GTE, MLB, News Corp./Fox

04/17/97
SUBWAY LOCKS HORNS WITH PATRONS THROUGH BULLS PROMO

Chicago-area Subway restaurant operators will kick-off a promotion linked to the Bulls beginning May 1, according to George Lazarus of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Chicago-based Hal Riney & Partners Heartland

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Green Bay Packers

04/17/97
RAVENS STADIUM ON SCHEDULE, BUT O'S/MSA BICKER OVER PARKING

MD officials say construction of the Ravens'' new stadium is "on budget and on time" for the ''98 season, according to Paul Valentine of the WASHINGTON POST. The stadium''s financing plan has been "sl

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

04/17/97
HEARING SET FOR MAY 22 ON COLLEGE BOWL ALLIANCE

The U.S. Senate plans to hold hearings next month on whether the College Bowl Alliance is "a monopoly that should be broken," according to Lee Davidson of the DESERET NEWS. U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT

Tags: Colleges

04/17/97
GOLF NEWS AND NOTES: TIGER GAINS NIKE SERIOUS EXPOSURE

Joyce Julius and Associates has estimated that during Tiger Woods'' play at The Masters, Nike''s logo was "visible onscreen during CBS'' Sunday coverage for 16 minutes and 31 seconds," according to Mi

Tags: Callaway Golf, CBS, Acushnet, Nike, Viacom, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/17/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The ''97 Sports Law Symposium will be held tomorrow morning at Seton Hall Univ. School of Law. Leading the roundtable discussion will be JOEL LITVIN, NBA General Counsel; JAY MOYER, NFL Exec VP/Legal

Tags: AEG, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLB, NBA, NBC, NFL, NHL, People and Pop Culture

04/17/97
IS RAMS' HONEYMOON PERIOD IN ST. LOUIS OVER?

The Rams'' performance on the field during the ''97 season "could have a direct impact on its bottom line" for the first time in the organization''s history in St. Louis, according to Josh Gotthelf of

Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Rams

04/17/97
COUNCIL OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVES OILERS' RENT REDUCTION

Nashville''s Metro Council approved an amendment to the Oilers'' stadium agreement that reduces the team''s rent by $19.1M over the 30-year life of the lease, according to Rob Moritz of the NASHVILLE

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

04/17/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In Philadelphia, Rich Hofmann writes on the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the increased amount of "lassoing" and "stickholding:" "Get Cup Crazy? Nah. The NHL needs a new slogan as it embarks on another spr

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, New England Revolution, NHL

04/17/97
MLB NEWS & NOTES: MO WOULD GET THE BLUES ON GIVING OVER 42

The Red Sox'' Mo Vaughn said he was approached by the MLBPA in Spring Training and asked to change his number from 42 so MLB could retire it in honor of Jackie Robinson, according to Sean McAdam of th

Tags: Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

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