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12/10/96
WILL NEW IRL EXEC LEO MEHL HELP BRIDGE DISPUTE WITH CART?

The Indy-car fraternity "is abuzz" about the IRL''s changes to the top of the organization, according to Robin Miller of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. Among the appointments was former Goodyear exec Leo

Tags: Champ Car World Series, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/10/96
ESPNEWS ADDS FIVE ADVERTISERS AND NEW CABLE CARRIER

ESPNEWS signed Campbell''s Soup, Fila, Foot Locker, Holiday Inn and Pennzoil as network advertisers. They join Coors, General Motors, Levi Strauss, McDonald''s and P&G, all of whom signed on as charte

Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, Foot Locker/Venator Group, General Motors, McDonalds, NASCAR, Pennzoil, Procter and Gamble, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Media, Walt Disney

12/10/96
NFL SUIT, PART II: MODELL TO BACK LEAGUE ON RELOCATION FEE

Lawyers are taking depositions from various NFL owners to prepare for the relocation-fee lawsuit stemming from the Rams move to St. Louis, according to Vito Stellino of the Baltimore SUN. The case is

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Vulcan Ventures

12/10/96
FILA'S MASS-MEDIA EFFORTS HOPE TO CLOSE-IN ON REEBOK

Fila USA will debut an ad during the Super Bowl XXXI next month starring the 76ers Jerry Stackhouse, according to Jeff Jensen of ADVERTISING AGE. The $1.5M ad buy, the first time Fila will run a spot

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Fila USA, Philadelphia 76ers, Reebok

12/10/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

USA TODAY''s Mel Antonen reports that nearly two-thirds of MLB''s teams will raise ticket prices for the ''97 season. Seventeen teams are increasing prices on selected tickets and reducing or holding

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Franchises, MLB, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics

12/10/96
PENGUINS RESPOND TO POST-GAZETTE ARTICLE ON ARENA TALKS

Chuck Greenberg, attorney for Penguins Owner Howard Baldwin, told THE DAILY that the Penguins are "exasperated" by an article in Friday''s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette based on a confidential Public Audito

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins

12/10/96
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

IU''s Bobby Knight, in response to an offer from a KY suit-maker to outfit Knight in a "designer double-breasted suit": "I wrote the guy a note that I''m perfectly comfortable in my designer Starter s

Tags: Nike, Reebok

12/10/96
ADVERTISING SOOTHSAYER CALLS FOR SLOWER AD GROWTH IN '97

Speaking at the annual Paine Webber media conference yesterday, McCann-Erickson Senior VP & Dir of Forecasting Robert Coen, predicted total U.S. ad expenditures will grow 5.6% in ''97, to $183B, accor

Tags: CBS, Viacom

12/10/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NBC has agreed to pay Olympic security guard RICHARD JEWELL an undisclosed sum as part of a settlement averting a threatened libel lawsuit against the network during its coverage of the bombing during

Tags: CBS, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

12/10/96
D'ALESSANDRO TABBED FOR TOP POST AT JOHN HANCOCK INSURANCE

DAVID D''ALESSANDRO, Senior Exec VP at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, will become President & COO, effective January of ''98, according to Bailey & Syre of the BOSTON GLOBE. D''Alessandro joined

Tags: John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, People and Pop Culture

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