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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

The W New York will host the 15th annual Taste of Tennis Gala ahead of the U.S. Open. Headlining the event are  Serena Williams and chef Masaharu Morimoto . Other participating tennis players include  Venus Williams , Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and the Bryan Brothers .&nb...

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05/07/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In Akron, Terry Pluto comments on the WNBA under the header: "New League Has Promise, But It Will Take Time." Pluto: "The WNBA seems to be doing things the right way. ... All the players are thrilled

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

05/07/97
SWEPT AWAY BY THE HURRICANE: WHALERS MAKE RALEIGH OFFICIAL

In "the most grandiose day in Triangle pro sports history," Whalers Owner Peter Karmanos officially announced his intentions of relocating his team from Hartford to North Carolina for the ''97-98 seas

Tags: AHL, Carolina Hurricanes, ESPN, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, NHL, Walt Disney

05/07/97
UNION STATION ARENA PLAN MAY NOT FLY WITH AIR CANADA

Air Canada has sent a letter to Toronto City Council members informing them that the company "is seething" about the proposal to abandon the Raptors'' Air Canada Center currently under construction in

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

05/07/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ESPN''s DAN PATRICK and KEITH OLBERMANN''s new book, "The Big Show: Inside ESPN''s SportsCenter," will be released May 15 by Pocket Books (Pocket Books)....In San Jose, Mark Purdy: "My choice for Spor

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/07/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

The ''98 Asian Games in Bangkok signed sponsorship and licensing contracts worth $12M, including a $6M deal with Toyota Motor of Japan. These deals follow earlier agreements worth $25M with Samsung, b

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Russell Athletic, Toyota

05/07/97
THE PITCH COUNT: BIG-SPENDING BRAVES ARE NL PAYROLL LEADER

Today, THE DAILY continues our exclusive MLB team profiles with a look at the Braves. On deck: The Red Sox. TEAM: Atlanta Braves ''97 SLOGAN: None PLAYERS FEATURED: None PAYROLL: $50,488,500 (5 of 28)

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Coca-Cola, Franchises, Home Depot, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner

05/07/97
MEDIA NOTES

In Detroit, WYST-FM will broadcast all Lions games next season, joining flagship WXYT-AM (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 5/7)....Former Packers Keith Jackson and Sean Jones were named new members of TNT''s NFL a

Tags: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

05/07/97
STADIUM NOTES

The St. Paul City Council and Civic Center Authority are expected today to approve a plan for a $130M arena in order to "secure" an NHL expansion team (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/7)....The CO Senate

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

05/07/97
OLBERMANN'S REST FOR THE WEARY; ESPN MAGAZINE SEEKS EDITOR

ESPN Executive Editor John Walsh "refused" to characterize ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann''s absence from "SportsCenter" as a "suspension," and said Olbermann''s appearance on Comedy Central''s "The Dail

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/07/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, CFL, Franchises, MLB, NFL, Toronto Blue Jays

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