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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Cohon builds cultural identity for CFL

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 15 / 14

When Mark Cohon interviewed for the commissioner’s job at the Canadian Football League seven years ago, he closed with a caveat born of his early-career experiences at Major League Baseball, where the owners ousted Fay Vincent, and the NBA, where, at least publicly, they followed David Stern i...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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03/15/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Selig's fuse grows short over Montreal

The Montreal Expos' latest deadline has passed uneventfully. But this time, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has responded in his toughest terms yet about the fate that the Expos continue to steam toward. It could be an indication that relocation may be on the horizon for a sport that has not al ...

Tags: Molson Breweries, Ottawa Senators

03/15/99
SportsBusiness Journal: An eye on the ball and their investments

Jeff Moorad, one of baseball's premier agents, was breaking bread with one of his younger clients, Florida Marlins center fielder Mark Kotsay, when the talk meandered to the intricacies of personal computer use and an Internet inconvenience that bothered Moorad. "I was telling him about the [sto ...

Tags: Miami Marlins, Money Store Inc., Time Warner, Yahoo! Inc.

03/08/99
SportsBusiness Journal: YankeeNets alter sporting landscape

Driving across the desert that surrounds his burgeoning sports and entertainment empire, with only an occasional jagged rock formation to break the monotony of the trip, Jerry Colangelo was struck by the sweeping effect that a distant, regional merger might have on his holdings. A week after it ...

Tags: America West Airlines, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Bank One Corp., Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Fox, Los Angeles Angels, MSG Network, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, NHL, Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Suns, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Time Warner, Walt Disney Co., YankeeNets

03/08/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Bob Evans hungry for bigger NASCAR role

When marketing decision makers and top management from the Bob Evans restaurant chain converged upon Daytona Beach, Fla., for NASCAR's annual gala fortnight of racing, they did so with their minds open and their corporate purse strings not far behind. The company, which had served as an associat ...

Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., NASCAR

03/08/99
SportsBusiness Journal: D.C. hovers as clock winds down on Expos

As the weekend approached and sources of public financing for a new ballpark remained distant, clouds continued to build around the future of baseball in Montreal. From his office at a prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm, one of the more prominent proponents of bringing baseball to the nation ...

Tags: Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., MLB

03/01/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Yankees-Nets alliance eyed for impact

BY Daniel kaplan and BILL KING Staff writers George Steinbrenner made a bid to upset the apple cart of New York sports and cable TV last week with his agreement to merge the business operations of his beloved Yankees with the New Jersey Nets, a move that may have been born as much from his de ...

Tags: ABC, Adidas, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision Systems Corp., Chase Manhattan Corp., Comcast Corp., ESPN, Fox, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, Paul Kagan Associates, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Time Warner, YankeeNets

03/01/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Alumni groups cast a wide safety net

Like their counterparts at universities, the alumni associations of the four major sports operate primarily as fund-raisers. In these cases, however, the proceeds frequently flow out of the institution, rather than benefiting those within it. As contract values escalate and players become more ...

Tags: NBA, NFL, NHL

03/01/99
SportsBusiness Journal: New Marlins owner feels fans' pain

The Florida Marlins' new owner had finished his work for the day — led a town meeting, glad-handed fans, done interviews and signed autographs — and he still had a half-hour before he needed to head downtown for a Miami Heat game. Rather than departing, John Henry asked to be shuttled ...

Tags: Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, New York Yankees, Pro Player Inc., YankeeNets

02/22/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Jeter pushes on-field, marketing value in rare arbitration victor ...

All the leading indicators were working against New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as he headed into his salary arbitration hearing last week. Yet here was Jeter, walking into an arbitration hearing in Tampa, bolstered by the argument that has held well for several arbitration winners in th ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Fox, IMG, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, News Corp, Southwest Sports Group, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, YankeeNets

02/22/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Track owner links with Action Performance

Speedway Motorsports Inc. couldn't get Action Performance Cos. to buy the naming rights to any of its facilities — the latest rage in motorsports marketing — but the track owner has linked with the motorsports merchandising company on a five-year sponsorship and licensing agreement. Fi ...

Tags: Speedway Motorsports Inc.

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