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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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06/02/98
MEDIA NOTES

Turner Sports and the PGA of America announced a seven- year extension, through 2005, for exclusive cable rights to The PGA Championship and The PGA Grand Slam of Golf annually. The deal calls for 18

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

06/01/98
WILL METS DOUBLE THEIR PLEASURE WITH NELSON MORE INVOLVED?

Mets co-Owner Nelson Doubleday, who was "credited with an assist" in the team''s trade for C Mike Piazza, "likes the immediate results of his effort and plans to play a more active role" in the team w

Tags: Franchises, New York Mets

06/01/98
NBA GETS RESPITE: BULLS CARRY THE TORCH FOR ONE MORE SERIES

The "breakup" of the Bulls "couldn''t come at a worse time" for the NBA, according to Samuels & McCormick of NEWSWEEK, who write that while the league "may simply be reaching the natural end of a phen

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC

06/01/98
POSSIBLE USGA METALWOOD BAN COULD HAVE FAR-REACHING EFFECTS

If the USGA goes ahead with a possible ban on metal clubs, it would put golf pros "in a tight spot, since they make their living with the equipment," according to James Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. Report

Tags: Callaway Golf, CBS, NBC, USGA, Viacom, Washington Nationals

06/01/98
CBS'S AFFILIATE DEAL COULD MEAN $40-50M IN FINANCIAL AID

CBS announced an agreement with its affils to share the cost of the network''s new NFL package, and in N.Y., Bill Carter wrote that the deal is "the first time a network has received direct financial

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/01/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SELECT SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from select weekend events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks. CBS numbers were not available (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "NBA on

Tags: ABC, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Indiana Pacers, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, Southwest Sports Group, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/01/98
FACILITY NOTES

John Elway will reportedly return to the Broncos for one more season, and in Denver, Susan Greene writes that stadium boosters said his return "should hike support for a tax to pay for a new Broncos s

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities, Green Bay Packers

06/01/98
CAN TIME WARNER MAKE PUBLIC CARE ABOUT THE GOODWILL GAMES?

The Goodwill Games, taking place from July 19 to August 2 in Manhattan and Nassau County, NY, are "about" marketing, media, prizes, show business and "promoting Time Warner," according to Harry Berkow

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, DaimlerChrysler, Events and Attractions, HBO, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/01/98
NHL TEAM NEWS: ONE MAN GIVES FIRST YEAR GRADE FOR DRYDEN

In the year since Ken Dryden became President of the Maple Leafs, "he sure hasn''t knocked anyone''s socks off," according to Damien Cox of the TORONTO STAR, who added that while "it''s unclear" wheth

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals

06/01/98
PATRIOTS' KRAFT CONTINUES BORDER PATROL; MEETS WITH CT EXECS

CT Gov. John Rowland and Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance CEO Robert Fiondella met last week with Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, but no plans to lure the Patriots t

Tags: Franchises, New England Patriots, NFL

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