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04 / 16 / 14

NBC Sports Group has collaborated with chef Thomas Keller 's Bouchon Bakery on a "Puck Cake" to kick off NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. More than 6,500 of the cakes will be produced with the logos of the 16 playoff teams and are being distributed to athletes, celebrity hockey fans and ...

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04/16/14
Mariners Financials Strong Despite Play

Fan interest and trust in the Mariners has “eroded amid slashed payrolls and losing seasons,” yet despite those struggles, the franchise finds itself “in the best financial shape of their 37-year history,” according to Geoff Baker of the SEATTLE TIMES. The Mariners’ va ...

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04/16/14
Slive Is UMass Amherst Exec-In-Residence

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive today begins a three-day stint as Executive-In Residence at the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. As part of the program, Slive tonight will deliver the Sports Innovators Keynote Address, &l ...

04/16/14
Media Notes

In L.A., Joe Flint noted among the "major priorities" facing Turner Broadcasting System President David Levy, besides landing better programming, is "locking down a renewal of TNT's deal with the NBA." The net's current deal "still has two seasons to go after this season," but FS1 has made "no secre ...

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04/16/14
Marketplace Roundup

Bauer CEO Kevin Davis said that the company officially closed on a $330M deal to “buy Easton-Bell Sports Inc.’s baseball and softball unit.” Davis said that Easton-Bell is “already the world leader in baseball and softball equipment, including bats, gloves and helmets," with ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

04/16/14
Tweet Pic Of The Day....

The Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, and Revolution all tweeted a "Boston Strong" image to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

04/16/14
Final Jeopardy....

“Who are Artemis and Zeus?”

04/16/14
Quick Hits

"I know I’m closer to 90 than 80, and I know it’s going to end pretty soon. That’s just being realistic. It’s like I tell people, I have had so many yesterdays and I know I don’t have that many tomorrows in the bank. But I’m still here" – Dodgers announcer ...

04/16/14
Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “The Ancient Wonders.” “Far apart alphabetically, they’re the two deities in the names of the ancient seven wonders.”

04/16/14
Night Moves....Social Club

Last night's 11:00pm ET edition of ESPN's "SportsCenter" led with two MLB reports and then followed with coverage of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. The 11:00pm ET edition of FS1's "Fox Sports Live" led with five MLB highlights before airing Boston Marathon anniversary cove ...

04/16/14
Today's Events....

Ryan Companies work crews at 2:00pm CT will pour the first concrete footings for the independent St. Paul Saints' new 7,000-seat downtown ballpark.

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