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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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04/16/97
TWINS BALLPARK BOOSTERS NOTE EXPENDITURES OF OVER $1M

Minnesota Wins, the "corporate-backed booster organization" campaigning for a new Twins ballpark, "spent almost" $112,000 in lobbying-related expenses in the past three months, plus $1M "for citizen o

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

04/16/97
US SKI TEAM DIRECTOR STEPS DOWN FROM POST

PAUL MAJOR announced his resignation as VP/Athletics, US Ski and Snowboard Assoc., according to Tony Chamberlain of the BOSTON GLOBE. Major joined the US Ski Team as a women''s coach in ''84 and serve

Tags: Oakland Athletics, People and Pop Culture

04/16/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: FOX BACK TRAX, PUTS DUCKS PLAYOFFS ON FSW

Fox Sports West (FSW) will air Games One and Two of the Mighty Ducks'' playoff series against the Coyotes on both FSW and Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2), "rather than face another round in court -- plus a p

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, ESPN, Houston Rockets, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Phoenix Coyotes, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/16/97
THE NHL PLAYOFF TICKET TRACKER: WHO'S FEELING CUP CRAZY?

THE DAILY examines ticket availability for Games One & Two of the first round of the NHL playoffs. The following teams are opening their series at home. Ticket sales are through Tuesday evening.  

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Southwest Sports Group, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

04/16/97
ROBINSON TRIBUTE LEADS TO MLB RETIRING NUMBER 42

MLB''s season-long tribute to the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier culminated last night with a special celebration at Shea Stadium where Acting Commissioner Bud Selig sa

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

04/16/97
TIGER SPEAK: WOODS ADVISORS TAKE SLOW ROAD ON ENDORSEMENTS?

Tiger Woods is currently hitting with a Titleist 3-wood and putter and Cobra driver, but he "has been playing with Mizuno irons," despite his deal with American Brands, according to George Lazarus of

Tags: Acushnet, IMG, Nike

04/16/97
USOC EXPECTS TELECOM, BANKING & AUTO SPONSORS BY YEAR'S END

Sponsorship deals for the 2002 Winter Games in the telecom, banking and automotive categories are "expected to be signed up by year''s end," according to Mike Gorrell of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. USOC Ma

Tags: Olympics, OPUS, SLOC, USOC

04/16/97
INSIDE SPORTS THROWS A CHANGE-UP IN MAGAZINE COMPETITION

Inside Sports magazine, currently a monthly, will introduce a 17-issue annual cycle beginning in ''98 that will "maximize coverage during the year''s most active sports periods." The IL-based Century

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

04/16/97
BUCS COMMITTED TO TAMPA AS LEASE CHANGE GIVES BACK $30M

The Bucs "formally agreed Tuesday to a change demanded by the city and county to their lease on a new football stadium," according to Joe Henderson of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. The lease change would provide

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/16/97
VERMONT'S OWN JOHN LECLAIR GOES TOP SHELF IN AD GAME

Flyers LW John LeClair''s "starring role" for the U.S. team in last year''s World Cup of Hockey and his back-to-back 50-goal seasons have taken him "to a new level of celebrity -- and marketability,"

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

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