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15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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09/10/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

''98 Olympic freestyle skiing gold medalist Jonny Moseley has selected CO-based Gold Medal Management for representation (Gold Medal)....Johnny Warren, an ex-Captain of the Australian Nat''l soccer te

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Toyota

09/10/98
EURO-DISNEY II? WILL OTHERS FOLLOW MURDOCH INTO SOCCER?

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch''s acquisition of the Manchester United "marks the opening strike in a global shootout" for soccer teams, now considered "the latest corporate takeover targets," accordin

Tags: BSkyB, English Premier League, Franchises, Manchester United, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/10/98
ESPN EARNS RECORD MLB RATING FOR ITS LABOR ON MONDAY'S GAME

ESPN drew its highest MLB rating ever Monday, earning a 9.5 for Cubs-Cards, featuring McGwire''s No. 61. The rating is the equivalent of 7.1 million homes, and tops ESPN''s previous high, Cal Ripken''

Tags: Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

09/10/98
FROM SMUT TO SPORTS: ESPN ZONE TO OPEN IN TIMES SQUARE

Disney will open an ESPN Zone theme restaurant in Times Square in time for the New Year''s Eve 2000 celebration, according to Peter Gant of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The "three- level restaurant and entert

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

09/10/98
BROWN SAYS 49ERS STADIUM COULD HAPPEN....MAYBE, ITS POSSIBLE

S.F. Mayor Willie Brown "retreated yesterday from his long-held optimism that his pet project, the proposed 49ers stadium, will ever be built," according to Edward Epstein of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Inste

Tags: Facilities, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

09/10/98
MEDIA NOTES

Statistical Research Inc. (SRI) announced that four additional companies have signed letters of intent to use its SMART system, including ESPN, its first cable network. SRI already has agreements with

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

09/10/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB National League Attendance Through September 7 ''98 YEAR-TO-DATE   COMPARISONS TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''97 AVG. %+/- ''96 AVG. %+/- COL 73 47,033 3,433,377 93% 48,077 - 2% 48

Tags: MLB, The Back of the Book

09/10/98
TITLE SPONSORS: MOTOROLA OUT OF WESTERN; BELL CANADA RINGS

Motorola said Tuesday it will not extend its title sponsorship of the PGA Tour''s Western Open beyond ''99, according to Ed Sherman of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The event will search for a new title sponso

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Motorola, PGA Tour

09/10/98
NORELCO LOOKS TO MINORS: INKS DEAL WITH NEW PACK OF PLAYERS

Beginning this fall, five members of the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack will be featured in an ad campaign for Norelco razors, according to Kevin Oklobzija of THE HOCKEY NEWS, who writes, "This will be no sma

Tags: ABC, AHL, Montreal Canadiens, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

09/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Nike promoted GORDON THOMPSON to Corporate VP/Design & Creative Dir for the Nike brand. Thompson was VP/Research, Design & Development (Nike)....The SkyDome promoted JEFF BELL to VP & GM of SkyDome Fo

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

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