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NFL Senior VP/Communications GREG AIELLO said that NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN last September "ordered up a 'top-to-bottom review' of the NFL’s political action committee by the league's outside lawyers because she was new to the league." FEC filings ...

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08/10/98
FOX REPORTEDLY CLOSE TO COUNTERING DISNEY'S NHL RIGHTS BID

Fox "is leaning toward making a counteroffer" to Disney''s bid for NHL TV rights "in an effort to at least drive up the costs that its archrival will have to pay," according to Hofmeister & Elliott of

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NHL, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

08/10/98
SELIG TALKS UP REVENUE SHARING; LEVINE PROFILED IN NEW YORK

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is interviewed by Sam Donnellon of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, who writes, "How much of [MLB''s] renaissance is attributable to the efforts of Selig and his supporters is s

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

08/10/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s select network sporting events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Galaxy-Fir

Tags: ABC, AEG, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Foot Locker/Venator Group, General Motors, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLB, MLS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/10/98
FACILITY NOTES

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, a Tampa resident, is one of the 168 luxury box owners at the Bucs'' new Raymond James Stadium (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/9)....The San Diego City Council voted to put the p

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, YankeeNets

08/10/98
CARLSON NAMES STADIUM TASK FORCE; DOES MN WANT A RESPITE?

MN Gov. Arne Carlson named a 12-member task force to study the stadium needs of pro sports teams and the Univ. of MN, according to Robert Whereatt of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The Sports Facility

Tags: Facilities

08/10/98
AN AP-PRENTICE HELPER IN K.C.; BIG UNIT = BIG CROWDS IN TX

K.C. mortgage banker James Nutter Jr. will invest $3-5M of his "personal money" in Miles Prentice''s group to buy the Royals, according to Charles Crumpley of the K.C. STAR. Nutter, Exec VP of his fat

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, MLB, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

08/10/98
HARTFORD COURANT HAS PHOENIX PONDERING POSSIBLE PATS STADIUM

The "lure of pro football" has Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance "considering including an open-air, NFL-quality stadium" in the $1B Adriaen''s Landing riverfront entertainment district project, acco

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

08/10/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

The MLS Fire drew a franchise-record crowd of 37,122 at Soldier Field on Saturday for their game against the Galaxy (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/9)....Lifetime''s Mary Murphy reported that the MN expansion W

Tags: AEG, Chicago Fire, Franchises, Los Angeles Galaxy, New Jersey Devils, NFL, NHL, San Diego Chargers, WNBA, YankeeNets

08/10/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MAGIC JOHNSON, signing off from his final episode of "The Magic Hour" on Friday night: "It''s been a great eight weeks, and I wouldn''t trade it for the world. ... [I]t''s made me a better man and a b

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

08/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MSG named ROBERT POLLICHINO as its new Exec VP/Finance. Pollichino served as Rainbow Sports Senior VP for the last five years (MSG)....The 76ers promoted Dir of Marketing LARA WHITE to VP/Communicatio

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Kansas City Royals, Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture

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