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June 8, 1995 | Associated Press
The owner of the New Jersey Devils rejected an offer by financier Robert Brennan to buy the NHL team and keep it in New Jersey. Brennan said Wednesday he offered to buy the team, which has been exploring a possible move to Nashville, Tenn., at "fair market value," an acknowledgment the cost might increase if the Devils win the Stanley Cup. The offer was extended Tuesday to Devil owner John McMullen on behalf of ITB, a company Brennan chairs.
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SPORTS
March 23, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As coldly as he might snuff a bug in the Astrodome clubhouse, then-owner John McMullen put a boot heel to the Houston Astros and figured that was the end of it. Little did he know. Four years ago, McMullen's already strained relationship with Houston fans became a public shouting match when the Astros chose not to re-sign hometown hero Nolan Ryan, who signed with the Texas Rangers--whose uniform he will now wear upon induction into the Hall of Fame. In Houston, McMullen was Scrooge.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Liberty Media Buys Stake in Sports Channel: Denver-based Liberty Media Corp. has acquired the general partnership interest in Affiliated Regional Communications Ltd., which was previously held by cable investor Bill Daniels. ARC is the parent company of five regional cable TV sports networks. Liberty, through subsidiaries, will now own 76.6% of ARC. The remaining interest will be held by John McMullen, owner of baseball's Houston Astros, and Group W Services Inc. Terms were not disclosed.
SPORTS
February 16, 1991
Donald Fehr, head of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., said that the union was not likely to allow the Houston Astros to leave the Astrodome for a month during the 1992 season and play home games in another city. "A club is not free to move its home base," Fehr said. "The basic agreement does not permit 30-day road trips." Astro chairman John McMullen said this week that he had rented out the Astrodome for the Republican Convention from July 27-Aug. 23, 1992.
SPORTS
March 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
With time running out on NHL contract negotiations and a Monday strike looming, John McMullen, owner of the New Jersey Devils, leveled a blast at the players after a day of negotiations. "The biggest mistake the owners could make right now would be to concede," McMullen told the New York Times. "The owners have nothing to say whether they strike or not. I have to say that they probably will. "But see, I don't give them (players) too much credit for too much intelligence. . . .
SPORTS
June 8, 1995 | Associated Press
The owner of the New Jersey Devils rejected an offer by financier Robert Brennan to buy the NHL team and keep it in New Jersey. Brennan said Wednesday he offered to buy the team, which has been exploring a possible move to Nashville, Tenn., at "fair market value," an acknowledgment the cost might increase if the Devils win the Stanley Cup. The offer was extended Tuesday to Devil owner John McMullen on behalf of ITB, a company Brennan chairs.
SPORTS
July 24, 1992 | Associated Press
Houston Astro owner John McMullen has agreed to sell the team to Drayton McLane Jr., a Texas businessman. No financial terms were disclosed, but a news conference was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Astrodome. The sale must be approved by 75% of the National League owners and a majority of the American League club owners. McLane is the second-largest stockholder in Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Corp. and president of McLane Co., a food distribution business.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Liberty Media Buys Stake in Sports Channel: Denver-based Liberty Media Corp. has acquired the general partnership interest in Affiliated Regional Communications Ltd., which was previously held by cable investor Bill Daniels. ARC is the parent company of five regional cable TV sports networks. Liberty, through subsidiaries, will now own 76.6% of ARC. The remaining interest will be held by John McMullen, owner of baseball's Houston Astros, and Group W Services Inc. Terms were not disclosed.
SPORTS
July 24, 1992 | Associated Press
Houston Astro owner John McMullen has agreed to sell the team to Drayton McLane Jr., a Texas businessman. No financial terms were disclosed, but a news conference was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Astrodome. The sale must be approved by 75% of the National League owners and a majority of the American League club owners. McLane is the second-largest stockholder in Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Corp. and president of McLane Co., a food distribution business.
SPORTS
March 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
With time running out on NHL contract negotiations and a Monday strike looming, John McMullen, owner of the New Jersey Devils, leveled a blast at the players after a day of negotiations. "The biggest mistake the owners could make right now would be to concede," McMullen told the New York Times. "The owners have nothing to say whether they strike or not. I have to say that they probably will. "But see, I don't give them (players) too much credit for too much intelligence. . . .
SPORTS
March 9, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Oberkfell, 34 and a 14-year major league veteran, can handle the aches and pains of spring training, but he must cope with a more basic problem in the Houston Astros' clubhouse. Who are these guys? Where did they come from? Can they play? "Hell, I'm still trying to meet everyone," Oberkfell said. Twenty of the 40 players on the Houston roster qualify as rookies. Of the 57 players in camp, 27 have less than one season's major league experience and 35 have two or less.
SPORTS
February 16, 1991
Donald Fehr, head of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., said that the union was not likely to allow the Houston Astros to leave the Astrodome for a month during the 1992 season and play home games in another city. "A club is not free to move its home base," Fehr said. "The basic agreement does not permit 30-day road trips." Astro chairman John McMullen said this week that he had rented out the Astrodome for the Republican Convention from July 27-Aug. 23, 1992.
SPORTS
March 14, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day 27 of the baseball owners spring training lockout was not without rhetoric, but there were no collective bargaining meetings Tuesday and none is scheduled today. As John McMullen, owner of the Houston Astros, and George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, were criticizing the players and their union Tuesday, the only communication between Charles O'Connor, general counsel of the owners' Player Relations Committee, and Don Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Assn.
SPORTS
July 19, 1986 | THOMAS BOSWELL, The Washington Post
On Tuesday night here at the All-Star game, John McMullen was seen smiling in the Astrodome. For the owner of the Astros, who calls himself "an outcast" in this town, that was a moment as rare as it was sweet. There before him was a full house of 45,774--evidence that economically distraught Houston, ravaged by oil and NASA disasters, could fill this park for a baseball game, after all. "The most positive thing about the All-Star game is that it proves you can fill the Dome," said McMullen.
SPORTS
March 14, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day 27 of the baseball owners spring training lockout was not without rhetoric, but there were no collective bargaining meetings Tuesday and none is scheduled today. As John McMullen, owner of the Houston Astros, and George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, were criticizing the players and their union Tuesday, the only communication between Charles O'Connor, general counsel of the owners' Player Relations Committee, and Don Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Assn.
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