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09/11/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Funeral services for RON GRINKER, who died of cancer, were held yesterday in Cincinnati (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 9/11). ...The federal retrial of DON KING on fraud charges, which was to start jury selection

Tags: New York Mets, People and Pop Culture

09/11/97
STADIUM NOTES

The first set of taxes to help finance Houston''s new downtown ballpark become official when the Harris County- Houston Sports Authority voted Wednesday to impose a 2% hotel occupancy tax beginning Oc

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, New England Patriots

09/11/97
INDY STAR-NEWS REPORTS OF CHANGES MADE TO INDY 500 SCHEDULE

At the ''98 Indy 500, "activities during the month of May are being drastically shortened," according to Robin Miller & Bill Koenig of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. Sources close to the Indianapolis Mot

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/11/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Hornets have promoted SAM RUSSO to Exec VP. Russo will continue his current duties overseeing the entire business side of the organization (Hornets)....The ''99 FIFA Women''s World Cup Organizing

Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, People and Pop Culture

09/11/97
WPVA AIMS TO BROADEN BRAND IN DEAL WITH MANAGEMENT PLUS

The WPVA signed an "exclusive marketing agreement" on Wednesday with Leonard Armato''s Management Plus, according to Randy Harvey of the L.A. TIMES. WPVA President Dave Williams said that part of the

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nike, WNBA

09/11/97
EXTREME FANTASIES CAUSES MASSIVE DELAYS AT CNNSI.COM

CNNSI.com, which offers a free fantasy football site, has "over 100,000 users signed up, causing delays and traffic jams on the site," according to Mary Huhn of the N.Y. POST. CNNSI.com''s partner, Sa

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/11/97
CHARGERS TICKET SALES POINTS TO CITY PAYING MORE IN RENT

Heading into their home-opener Sunday, the Chargers are "lagging in ticket sales," having sold 51,500 general admission tickets, according to Barry Bloom of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. In light of "a

Tags: Franchises, San Diego Chargers

09/11/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC will provide rotational signage at the ''97 McDonald''s Championships in Paris, October 16-18. ANC will provide 160-feet of courtside rotational signage modules (ANC Sports

Tags: ESPN, McDonalds, Oakley, Walt Disney

09/11/97
THE FASTEST GAME ON EARTH? IHL RULE CHANGES TO SPEED UP GAME

The IHL Board of Governors announced five rule changes designed to shorten the length of games and provide more offensive opportunities. IHL Commissioner Bob Ufer: "These innovations are important fir

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

09/11/97
COOP GOES TO THE HOOP WITH GM ENDORSEMENT PACKAGE

WNBA MVP Cynthia Cooper of the Houston Comets has signed a two-year, $200,000 "promotional contract," with GM, according to Dave Phillips of the DETROIT NEWS. GM is the official automotive company of

Tags: Cablevision, Los Angeles Sparks, New York Liberty, Showtime, WNBA

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