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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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03/15/96
SPURS NAME NEW AD AGENCY TO BOOST SEASON TICKET SALES

The Spurs have named Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar, Noble & Associates (SBAN&A) to handle their account in a one-year, $1.5M deal. The agency is the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. firm of its kind. Increasing a

Tags: San Antonio Spurs

03/15/96
SPORTS & REC REPORTS SLUGGISH EARNINGS, UNDERGOES OVERHAUL

Sports & Recreation Inc. reported a "sharp drop" in fourth quarter earnings yesterday and announced executive changes. CEO Stephen Bebis, who was brought in last month to "put the 84-store sporting go

Tags: Nike, Wilson Sporting Goods

03/15/96
IT'S NOT A SMALL WORLD FOR DISNEY, ANGELS AFTER ALL

"Completely different concepts" of what Anaheim Stadium should entail have "doomed" Disney''s plan to buy 25% of the Angels, according to Hal Bodley of the USA TODAY. Bodley writes, although the deadl

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Anheuser Busch, Franchises, MLB, Walt Disney

03/15/96
SPORTSLINE USA RAISES $11M OF INVESTMENT CAPITAL

SportsLine USA, an online service devoted exclusively to sports information, entertainment and merchandise, announced yesterday that the company has closed its second round of venture financing for $1

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

03/15/96
NASHVILLE VOTERS WILL HAVE A SAY ON THE OILERS

Nashville officials have determined that a petition asking for a referendum on the Oilers stadium financing and relocation package is valid, and that a vote will be held in early May, according to the

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL

03/15/96
PORTLAND'S NEWEST TRAIL BLAZER WANTS NHL TEAM, TOO

Jim Kotchik, new Senior VP & CFO for the Blazers, wants to help bring the NHL to Portland, according to the Portland OREGONIAN. Kotchik, who will oversee the team''s financing, accounting, human resou

Tags: Franchises, NHL

03/15/96
ITT LOOKS TO GAIN FROM PURCHASE OF MSG AND ALL ITS SPLENDOR

The split of ITT into separate components is profiled in the current FORBES. Despite having purchased more than $4.5B in assets over the past two years, ITT Chair Rank Araskog has "yet to prove that h

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, Viacom, YankeeNets

03/15/96
ABDUL-RAUF CHANGES STANCE ON NATIONAL ANTHEM -- HE'LL STAND

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf talked to ESPN''s Steve Cyphers about his decision to stand during the national anthem, thus ending his short suspension. Abdul-Rauf: "In no way am I saying that I am compromising w

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

03/15/96
COMCAST WEIGHING BID FOR PHILLY TEAMS AND ARENA PACKAGE

Comcast, the Philadelphia-based cable company, is negotiating to buy the Flyers, the CoreStates Spectrum, the new CoreStates Center and the 76ers in a pair of deals valued at about $500M. If Comcast,

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, NBA, New York Liberty, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers

03/15/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The White Sox say their idea of buying ads in Cleveland newspapers to sell tickets to Sox-Indians games at Comiskey Park does not indicate ticket sales are lagging (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/15)....The AHL B

Tags: AHL, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Ravens, CFL, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Franchises, New York Mets, NFL, Time Warner

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