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05/12/97
STADIUM NOTES

On Long Island, James Bernstein reports that "questions are being raised" about new Islanders Owner John Spano''s plans to build a new arena. Bernstein: "Some business executives and politicians say t

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, New York Islanders

05/12/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

NORM SEAGRAM was let go on Friday as CEO of Molson Cos. Ltd., "one of several steps taken to give the Molson family more direct control over day-to-day operations." Molson Cos. has created an executiv

Tags: Sacramento Kings, People and Pop Culture

05/12/97
DO POLL RESULTS OFFER DIM PROSPECTS FOR 49ERS' STADIUM DEAL?

Opponents of the 49ers'' stadium plan said that a poll they conducted before stadium campaign manager Jack Davis'' "infamous" birthday party "showed voters soundly rejecting" the proposed $525M stadiu

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

05/12/97
GOLF BROADCAST NETWORK HOUSEHOLD RATING TRENDS

Data from BJK&E Media on overall golf ratings from ''92- 96. There were 114 telecasts in ''92; 128 in ''93; 116 in ''94; 122 in ''95; and 119 in ''96 (THE DAILY). ''92 ''93 ''94 ''95 ''96 Final Golf R

Tags: The Back of the Book

05/12/97
CHALLENGE TO COOKE'S WILL MAY FORCE FAMILY TO SELL REDSKINS

A challenge to the will of late Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke by fourth wife Marlene Cooke "may be crucial to the ultimate fate of" Cooke''s estate and "could force the sale of the Washington Redskin

Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

05/12/97
DODGERS' O'MALLEY SAYS SALE IS NEAR; FOX NAMED SUITOR

Dodgers Owner Peter O''Malley tells T.J. Simers in an L.A. TIMES front-page feature that his team will be sold in the next two months. Sources within the NFL said "signs point to a corporate deal with

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL

05/12/97
HEAT OFFER APOLOGY FOR SURPRISING FANS WITH TICKET HIKE

"Reeling from criticism that it ambushed Heat fans by raising ticket prices for the remainder of the playoffs without any notification, Heat management made a peace offering Sunday," according to Stev

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

05/12/97
PGA TOUR FINALIZES RIGHTS DEALS; FINCHEM MEETS THE PRESS

The PGA Tour announced yesterday it has concluded TV rights negotiations. The TV deal gives it three broadcast partners and three cable partners, from 1999 until 2002. WHO GETS WHAT: CBS leads the way

Tags: ABC, CBS, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, USA Networks, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/12/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Elsen & Crudele write, "The beginning of the end for WBIS+ TV is expected to come today as Paxson Communications announces its $260 million purchase of the business news and sports station."

Tags: Media

05/09/97
MEDIA NOTES

Former NBC/Paramount Chair Brandon Tartikoff, along with distributor Litton Syndications and Second City are "mining" newfound weekend late-night time-slot vacancies to bring a new sitcom, "The Sports

Tags: ABC, American Skiing Co., ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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