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02/20/97
AND THEN THERE WERE SIX: NHL PARES DOWN EXPANSION LIST

The NHL Board of Governors'' Expansion Committee yesterday reduced the list of active expansion applicants from eleven to six. The applications still under consideration: Atlanta, Columbus, Houston (g

Tags: Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Orleans Pelicans, NHL

02/20/97
MAVERICKS AND SPURS TAKE DIFFERENT MARKETING APPROACH

The separate marketing campaigns of the Spurs and Mavericks is examined by Glen Fest of ADWEEK. The Spurs "are relying on a potpourri of big-name stars like center David Robinson to sell hope that the

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Franchises, San Antonio Spurs, Southwest Sports Group

02/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

Former Bills QB Jim Kelly said he has spoken with NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol and will be talking to ESPN about broadcasting possibilities. Kelly: "It''s something that I would consider if all t

Tags: ATT, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Procter and Gamble, Media, Walt Disney

02/20/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

SI''s new swimsuit issue has 107 ad pages at $185,000 each ("Moneyline," CNN, 2/19)....Olympic high jump gold medalist Charles Austin, on a pending shoe deal with Mizuno: "It''s not the money I expect

Tags: Nike, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Washington Nationals

02/20/97
USA BOXING OWES USOC $1.3M FOR BAD GRANTS

USA Boxing officials "have agreed to repay $1.3 million in U.S. Olympic Committee grants that were improperly applied for or incorrectly accounted for since 1989," according to Mike Spence in the Colo

Tags: Olympics, USOC

02/20/97
MLB'S "MARCH TO OPENING DAY" HOPES TO HAVE PLENTY OF G.A.S.

MLB plans to launch its "largest integrated marketing effort" over the next few months, according to Dottie Enrico of USA TODAY. MLB Enterprises CEO Greg Murphy unveiled this "three-pronged marketing

Tags: ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

02/20/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The NHL Exec Committee approved the $165M sale of the Islanders to John Spano. The league will now conduct a vote by the Board of Governors via fax with a return date of February 24 (NEWSDAY, 2/19)...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Wizards

02/20/97
NFL DECIDES NOT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN SAN DIEGO

NFL President Neil Austrian said the league has no intention of "immediately pulling" the Super Bowl from San Diego, "regardless of what a Superior Court judge rules on the stadium case today," accord

Tags: Facilities, NFL, San Diego Chargers

02/20/97
SPORTS SPONSOMETER: NFL TOPS AMONG DIE HARD FANS

Sponsorship Research International (SRi USA) surveyed 12,000 people over the year as to their fan interest in sports events. Fans rated a five or better out of ten (ten was the highest). Max fans rate

Tags: MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, The Back of the Book

02/20/97
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER NOTES NBC SPORTS' EWERT HEADED TO THE EYE

CBS executives confirmed that NBC Sports Producer Terry Ewert will be named the new Exec Producer of CBS Sports. Ewert replaces Rick Gentile, who is now Exec Producer of CBS'' ''98 Winter Olympics cov

Tags: CBS, NBC, Media, Viacom

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