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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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12/16/97
IN TORONTO, ARE RAPTORS VANISHING INTO A LOST WORLD?

The Raptors announced their smallest SkyDome crowd in franchise history as 14,562 attended their game against the Pacers, a "testament to the team''s struggles on the court and its wretched record," a

Tags: Franchises, Indiana Pacers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

12/16/97
DESPITE NEW COMPETITION, GOODYEAR LOOKS TO STICK WITH NASCAR

OH-based Goodyear "is no longer leading the tire race," after being "overtaken in two of the world''s three major circuits" by TN-based Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., according to David Adams of the AKRO

Tags: NASCAR, R J Reynolds

12/16/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

RACING: Thorn Apple Valley Premium Meats will sponsor Cale Yarborough Motorsports'' Winston Cup Series Ford and become an "Official Marketing Partner for NASCAR''s 50th Anniversary" during the ''98 NA

Tags: NASCAR, Nike, PepsiCo, R J Reynolds, Reebok, St. Louis Rams

12/16/97
"YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!": JOHNNY MAC THE SCRIBE?

John McEnroe is looking for a publisher for his book, according Jacobs & Flamm of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Sources said McEnroe''s agent, IMG''s David Chalfant, has "demanded" a $1M bid. Chalfant said th

Tags: IMG, Media

12/16/97
TELLEM HOW IT IS, ARN: COMBUSTIBLE CLIENTS KEEP AGENT BUSY

Agent ARN TELLEM is profiled by Richard Weiner in the cover story of USA TODAY''s sports section. Weiner: "Fairly or not, Tellem has become known as a top representative for today''s disgruntled star

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/16/97
BOLLETTIERI'S FL ACADEMY TO ADD SKATING AND HOCKEY COMPLEX

The FL-based Bollettieri Sports Academy will add a hockey and skating complex that will feature new facilities, a cafe, a full-line pro shop and seating for events. The development is a project of the

Tags: Events and Attractions, IMG

12/16/97
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

Nike extended its December 15 deadline in the search for a location to build a satellite office in the Western U.S. or Canada. The expansion likely would employ up to 5,000 people after 2000. Nike Dir

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Nike, Walt Disney

12/16/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: NHL Eastern Conference Attendance Through December 14 ''97-98 YEAR-TO-DATE TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''96-97 AVG. +/- GAMES ''96-97 SEASON MON 19 20,515 389,794 96% 20,860 - 2% - 2% PHL

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Gale Force Holdings, NHL, The Back of the Book, US Airways, Washington Capitals

12/16/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Sports Illustrated TV President TED SHAKER is leaving to "create his own production company." Shaker was formerly the Exec Producer of CBS Sports (Richard Sandomir, N.Y. TIMES, 12/16)....ROBERT GARRY

Tags: CBS, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, USTA, Viacom

12/16/97
CHARLOTTE MAKES PITCH TO BE TWINS SECOND OPTION IN CAROLINA

The city of Charlotte held a public forum on the possibility of the Twins relocating to the area, and the "message" from the meeting was "if the Triad doesn''t want" the Twins, Charlotte "will gladly

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB

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