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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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09/28/98
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC's NASCAR race may hint at future

NBC's willingness to shell out about $5 million a year to broadcast a race from the Miami-Dade Motorsports Complex in Homestead, Fla., and join the parade of networks carrying NASCAR Winston Cup racing offers a reminder of the wealth that TV rights can generate. It also raised a question: How ...

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Fox, International Speedway Corp., Los Angeles Lakers, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, NHL, Penske Corp., Speedway Motorsports Inc.

09/28/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Tenacity is key for new Brewers boss

Amid the memorabilia that brighten Wendy Selig-Prieb's office — the autographed baseballs and bobbing-head dolls, the photograph signed by Henry Aaron and the lithograph signed by Robin Yount — hangs a black-and-white poster of Ken Sanders, a journeyman who pitched for the Milwaukee Brew ...

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Time Warner

09/21/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Salary talk dominates meeting

MILWAUKEE — They discussed much but did little. That's what came from the latest quarterly baseball owners' meetings, held last week in Milwaukee, home of baseball's newly confirmed commissioner, Bud Selig. Selig announced action on only two items: ¥ The passage of a rule to allow an own ...

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers

09/21/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Oriole boss on Expos: Not in my back yard

MILWAUKEE — Those near the nation's capital who are lining up to bid for what soon may be a nomadic baseball franchise, that of the long-embattled Montreal Expos, should be reminded of this point: Two years after baseball's last aborted flirtation with Northern Virginia, the man who lives up t ...

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Chicago won't forget Sosa

Sammy Mania lives on — at least in Chicago. Though eclipsing Roger Maris' mark of 61 homers no longer will get Sammy Sosa in the record book, it will get his picture on a commemorative T-shirt. Apparel manufacturer Pro Player Inc. said it will produce a shirt to mark Sosa's achievement i ...

Tags: Pro Player Inc.

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Texas misses second Winston Cup date when NASCAR chooses new mark ...

Good news for Homestead played as bad news in Fort Worth. When the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex was awarded a 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup date, as was expected, earlier this month, it marked the third year in a row that Speedway Motorsports Inc.'s Texas Motor Speedway was passed over for ...

Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: NCAA may disable high-tech 'lumber'

Andy Lopez speaks frankly when he's asked whether bat technology has outrun the confines of college baseball, and whether coaches from top-line programs are willing to speak up and do something about it. "As college coaches, we have financial responsibilities that we're trying to meet, so you ...

Tags: Easton, NCAA

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: R.J. Reynolds giveaway pays off

When R.J. Reynolds said No Bull, it meant it. The cigarette manufacturer has given away $3 million this year to drivers and fans as part of an incentive package tied to five NASCAR Winston Cup series' keystone events — the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, Brickyard 400 at Indian ...

Tags: NASCAR

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: The marketing monster

As he watched Mark McGwire topple milestone after milestone in the week leading up to his season-record 62nd home run, the same image kept flashing before John DeWall's eyes: The Abbey, Seal Beach. Each time McGwire sat in front of a camera during a postgame news conference, he wore a gray ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Red Wings, Frito-Lay, Integrated Sports International (ISI), New Era, New York Yankees, Nutmeg Mills, Pro Player Inc., QVC Inc., St. Louis Cardinals, Starter, VF Corp., YankeeNets

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Marlins may be ready to rally

The Florida Marlins appear to be steadying themselves. They've nearly got an owner, and they're keeping the general manager who built them. Banking on assertions that Boca Raton commodities trader John Henry will purchase the team, Marlins general manager Dave Dombrowski last week agreed to ...

Tags: Miami Marlins, Fox, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp

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