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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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09/19/96
TAMPA OWNERS SEARCHING FOR FINANCIAL LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

Kokusai Green, the Japan-based development company that owns the Lightning, is trying to sell "up to" 49% of its share in the franchise, according to Joe Henderson of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Lightning Pres

Tags: Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/18/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The N.Y. POST examines new Nets Coach John Calipari''s efforts to sell and promote the team. Calipari: "We''ve been losing a long time. I''ve got to change a culture, which means some drastic things"

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, Brooklyn Nets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/18/96
NBA SALARY CAP EXAMINED BY STAR-LEDGER

Noting the NBA''s "new economic order has begun to take shape," Dan Wasserman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER examines the ins- and-outs of the NBA salary cap and how "savvy GMs" are able to "tip the salary

Tags: Franchises, NBA

09/18/96
HAWKS SOARING; WARRIORS FANS DON'T KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE

The "slide" in Hawks ticket sales has been "stemmed," with the team having already exceeded last year''s sales advance six weeks before the start of their ''97, according to Jeffrey Denberg of the ATL

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Franchises, Golden State Warriors, Time Warner

09/17/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Twins Owner Carl Pohlad, on rumors that a group led by Kirby Puckett is interested in buying 1/3 of the club: "Puckett will be associated with our family. But as for ownership, we don''t know anything

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Twins

09/17/96
DID CHANGING SPORTS FRONTIER FORCE BRONCOS MARKETING HAND?

The Broncos hiring of VP/Operations David Wass to handle marketing and stadium issues signals the team''s "belated arrival in the 1990''s" and sends a message they are "ready to get serious" and "get

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Franchises

09/17/96
JAGS CASHING IN BIG TIME ON ENDORSEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Even though the Jaguars are enjoying only "moderate success on the field," the players are finding themselves in "great demand," according to Earl Daniels of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Team quarterback

Tags: Burger King, Franchises, General Motors, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

09/16/96
ONE SMALL STEP FOR THE ASTROS, ONE BIG STEP FOR HOUSTON

Astros Owner Drayton McLane signed an agreement with Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, Houston Mayor Bob Lanier and Enron Corp. President Richard Kinder -- representing private business interests --

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, NFL, Pittsburgh Pirates

09/16/96
PADRES ATTRACTING MEXICAN FANS WITH SPECIAL PROGRAM

The Padres'' "Domingos con los Padres" -- Sundays with the Padres -- program is examined by Gregory Gross of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The promotion, organized by the club in conjunction with Cerve

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

09/16/96
DEVIL RAYS HAVE AMERICAN DREAM?

When they begin play in ''98, MLB''s expansion Devil Rays are a "near lock" for the AL East, according to Hubert Mizell of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. Mizell notes that is the "best placement" for the R

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Franchises, MLB, New York Yankees, PepsiCo, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

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