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Nike shares rose 3 3/8 yesterday, or 6.9%, to close at 52 1/16 (THE DAILY). On "Moneyline," CNN''s Lou Dobbs reported, "Analysts said Nike has worked through excess inventory and could be poised for a

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07/02/98
GERSTEIN FIRST NETS CO-OWNER TO STAY IN NEW OWNERSHIP GROUP

Nets President Michael Rowe said that David Gerstein became the first of the Nets'' seven current co-owners to announce he would stay with the team in the group led by NJ business execs Stan Gale and

Tags: Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

07/02/98
CUP CRAZY: NIKE KICKING ITS WAY INTO THE SOCCER MARKET

Nike "may be going hard at soccer" by spending more than $40M around the World Cup -- more than "it has spent on any single event" -- but it is also "going soft ... trying to play it straight in the s

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Nike, Reebok, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

07/02/98
ATP TOUR BRUSHES BACK BECKER PLAN AND MAKES FORMAT CHANGES

The ATP Tour announced a series of format changes yesterday and a new four-year agreement with ISL and Octagon to develop, package and sell the Tour''s TV, sponsorship and World Championship right, as

Tags: ATP, Interpublic Group of Cos., Leagues and Governing Bodies, Octagon

07/02/98
LOCKOUT FALLOUT: GRIEVANCE FILED; UNION BRETHREN PLEDGE HELP

The first full day of the lockout "was predictably uneventful," according to David Moore of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The NBPA has filed a grievance with arbiter, and Fordham Law School Dean, John Feer

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Walt Disney

07/02/98
ESPN BARS FOX ADS ON CABLE SYSTEMS; FOX PULLS ALL SPOTS

ESPN''s World Cup "war with Fox Sports has spread," as ESPN will not allow its TCI, Time Warner or Cox cable systems affils to air Fox Sports World (FSWo) ads touting its soccer programming during its

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/02/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NHLPA Exec Dir Bob Goodenow said that "some" of his players "told him that they don''t want to play" in the 2002 Olympics "after the disastrous experience" in Nagano. Goodenow: "There was a wide react

Tags: AFL, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, WNBA

07/02/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MARK MCCORMACK''s efforts with IMG MUSIC are profiled in ATTACHE magazine and Michael Cannell writes, "Nobody has done more than McCormack to turn sports into big business. Now he is trying to do the

Tags: IMG, Kansas City Royals, Nike, People and Pop Culture

07/02/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Nike promoted Dir of Int''l Marketing JULIET MORAN to VP & Global Brand Dir for Running. Nike also promoted Dir of Global Brand Marketing MIKE WILSKEY to VP & Global Brand Marketing Dir (Nike)....PHIL

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07/02/98
DEALS & DOLLARS: FILA REPORTEDLY TABS LEO BURNETT AS AGENCY

Fila USA has picked Leo Burnett Co. for its $20M ad account, according to George Lazarus of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Burnett is a former agency of Reebok Int''l. Joe McCarthy, who was Nike''s Global Ad Di

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