May 1, 1996 |
Group W Starts Wisconsin Cable Network: Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Group W Satellite Communications said the network will carry games of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Group W, whose parent company bought CBS Inc. last year for $5.4 billion, has the rights to the Brewers' games for five years and to the Bucks' games for several years, a spokeswoman said.
July 14, 1994 |
Four years ago, a wink on the World Cup time line, West Germany won the Cup and returned in triumph to a country that began to clamor for something else. They had won the World Cup, now they wanted the World Cup . At the time, it was hardly a secret that the American organizational efforts, begun in 1988 after FIFA had awarded the United States the 1994 World Cup finals, had been sluggish at best. The one contract landed by the organizers--a TV deal--had been rejected by FIFA.
October 23, 1991 |
Would you believe tractor pulls are more popular in this country than NHL hockey? How about roller derby over World Cup soccer? Or high school football over NBA basketball? Says who? Says the Sports Marketing Group of Dallas. Using a private research company, SMG has come out with its version of the most popular 114 sports in America.
October 6, 2003 |
Pro football is this country's most popular sport. But what about the most hated? According to a poll conducted by Sports Marketing Group in Atlanta, dogfighting is No. 1, followed by pro wrestling and bullfighting. Boxing is No. 4. Wonder why? Could it be the lack of integrity, or just the people involved in the sport? Trivia time: Who set a National League record in 2001 when he pitched 72 1/3 innings without a base on balls?
October 31, 2003 |
Karl Malone is living in Newport Beach and dazzling the front-row Hollywood set at Staples Center these days, but he's likely to have a strong connection to Salt Lake City for some time. Malone still has a house -- OK, mansion -- to sell and it's going to take a big spender to move in to the 17,230-square-foot hunting-lodge style home built in the hills above the city. It's listed at $6.1 million and the annual property taxes are almost $28,500.
September 26, 1990 |
As a 6-foot-4, 250-pound lineman with a 3.7 grade-point average at Trabuco Hills High School, Jim Farbaniec appeared to be a likely candidate for a football scholarship. Farbaniec wanted to play Division I football. During his junior year, to help spread the word, he hired a service to blanket the country with resumes touting his athletic and academic achievements. Letters poured into the Farbaniec household, enough to fill two dresser drawers.