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Paul McCartney today announced he will play the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14. The S.F. venue also played host to  The Beatles ' final live concert in '66 ( Paul McCartney ). Free agent WR Miles Austin has been eliminated from the World Poker Tour Championship in ...

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02/27/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Legendary Belgian soccer superstar, goalie JEAN-MARIE PFAFF, was named pre-season goalkeeper coach for both the MLS'' Columbus Crew and Kansas City Wiz. While coaching, Pfaff and film producer JOHAN S

Tags: Columbus Crew, MLS, People and Pop Culture

02/27/96
NUMEROUS HAZARDS CITED IN STADIUM INVESTIGATION

An engineering report written by New York-based Weidlinger Assoc. revealed the $280M Atlanta Olympic Stadium needs $3M in repairs and reinforcements before it can be opened to the public, according to

Tags: Olympics

02/27/96
MARKETPLACE ROUNDUP

Miller Brewing and Cavs Coach Mike Fratello will team up again for Miller''s "Take Back the Court" promotion. The program will run through March 18, with partial proceeds from sales of Miller Genuine

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Nike, PGA Tour, Reebok, Wilson Sporting Goods

02/27/96
STRANGE BREW IN MINNESOTA: VIKES NEW RADIO DEAL; MOOSE OUT

WCCO-AM has won radio rights to the Vikings, beating out KFAN-AM, rightsholder for the past five years, and KSTP-AM and KQRS-FM. KFAN Station Manager Dan Seeman: "We had a good and aggressive offer on

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Media

02/27/96
MEDIA NOTES

BET and its Chairman Robert Johnson are profiled in NEWSDAY by Elizabeth Sanger. Johnson''s enterprise is currently valued at more than $500M and Johnson is working toward a market capitalization of $

Tags: ABC, Boston Red Sox, ESPN, HBO, NBA, NBC, New Orleans Pelicans, News Corp./Fox, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/27/96
TANNED, RESTED AND READY: AVP READIES TV, AD DEALS

The AVP is finalizing cable TV deals, ad sales and tournament management for their upcoming season, according to Reynolds & Brockinton of INSIDE MEDIA. In a four-year deal, the AVP is "paying an inser

Tags: Cablevision, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, Fila USA, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Russell Athletic, Media, Wilson Sporting Goods

02/27/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Diamondbacks named former MLB manager JIM MARSHALL as Dir of Pacific Rim Ops (USA TODAY, 2/27)....L. LARRE BARRETT, a former Consultant for Decker Communications Inc., has been named Senior VP/Ad

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB, People and Pop Culture

02/27/96
THROUGH HOOPS AND BOUNDS: NBA ACTION DOMINATES RATINGS

Some preliminary overnight ratings for this weekend''s sports coverage -- NBC''s Magic-Bulls game had a 8.5 rating and a 22 share. That ranks as NBC''s 2nd highest-rated NBA telecast this season (Stev

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/27/96
DIXON TAKES FAN-OWNERSHIP FOOTBALL LEAGUE IDEA ON ROAD

David Dixon, one of the founders of the USFL who is now promoting a new professional football league, took his idea to Chicago in search of initial investors. Dixon''s 12-team FanOwnership Football Le

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

02/27/96
GRETZKY'S FATE MAY REST ON LUNCH MEETING WITH KINGS OWNER

Wayne Gretzky and his agent, Mike Barnett, will meet today with Kings Governor Bob Sanderman, who is authorized to act on behalf of co-Owners Edward Roski and Philip Anschutz, to discuss the probable

Tags: AEG, ESPN, Franchises, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

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