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04/24/96
PITINO REJECTION OF NETS POSITION COULD HASTEN SALE

Kentucky coach Rick Pitino told the N.Y. POST that he "wants no part of" the Nets and believes the best move the ownership could make would be to sell the team. But Pitino did confirm he met with Nets

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

04/24/96
ABE POLLIN AND BET'S JOHNSON EXTEND OLIVE BRANCH ON ARENA

Bullets/Caps Owner Abe Pollin and BET President Robert Johnson "have reached a truce in their bitter fight over a downtown sports arena and are talking about exploring joint business ventures," accord

Tags: Facilities

04/24/96
ESPN, HBO CLASS OF '95 SPORTS EMMYS

The ''95 Sports Emmys were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on April 22. THE WINNERS, as broken down by broadcast and cable outlets: ESPN 11; HBO 8; NBC 6; Fox 6; ABC

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, HBO, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/24/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Lightning set an NHL attendance record of 28,183 last night at the ThunderDome. That mark broke the record of 27,227 set in ''93 at the ThunderDome (NHL)....The Ravens'' colors and logo will be de

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, NFL, NHL, Nike, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

04/24/96
AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS ANALYZES THE FUTURE OF BASEBALL

In a piece evaluating the state of MLB, Shannon Dortch of AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS concludes owners and players have "opted for short-term profits at the expense of long-term brand equity" and that teams

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/24/96
VIRGINIA GOV. DOESN'T BACK SALES TAX HIKE FOR BALLPARK

VA legislators focused on a plan to increase the regional sales tax to help finance a new baseball stadium in Northern VA, according to Lipton & Robberson of the WASHINGTON POST. The move was met with

Tags: Facilities

04/24/96
NBA GOVERNORS TO WEIGH IDEA OF WOMEN'S LEAGUE

The possibility of a women''s pro basketball league will be on the NBA Board of Governors'' agenda when they meet today in New York. It is unlikely a league would begin before ''97, but last week in P

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, San Antonio Spurs

04/24/96
VANCOUVER PAPERS DRIVING ORCA BAY CRAZY WITH GARAGE TALK

Orca Bay Entertainment, owner of the Grizzlies, Canucks and GM Place, is "becoming increasingly miffed over references to their new arena as ''the Garage,''" according to the GLOBE & MAIL. William Hou

Tags: Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Vancouver Canucks

04/24/96
MEDIA NOTES

SportsChannel hopes to bring its "condensed" Light version - - a 30-minute offering of games -- to the New York market this summer. A title sponsor is being sought (BRANDWEEK, 4/22)....Prodigy launche

Tags: Atlanta Braves, CBS, ESPN, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/24/96
WHALERS LATEST SALES NUMBERS COULD BE LOWER THAN EXPECTED

The latest figures from the Whalers'' season ticket drive will be unveiled today, and sources indicate the "number will be lower than some drive organizers would have hoped," according to this morning

Tags: Franchises

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