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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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11/06/97
FASHION TRENDS LEAD TO A DROP IN SALES FOR ATHLETIC SHOES

Industry experts say that sales in the athletic shoe market "will be flat this year, mainly because of an unexpected drop in basketball shoe demand," according to CNBC''s Amanda Grove on "The Edge." F

Tags: Converse, Fila USA, Finance, Nike, Washington Nationals

11/06/97
ALEXANDER NOT OUT OF THE HUNT YET IN EDMONTON FOR OILERS

Rockets Owner Les Alexander informed NHL Oilers Owner Peter Pocklington yesterday that his offer to buy the team "has been withdrawn," according to Neil Hohlfeld of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Rockets VP/B

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL

11/06/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In L.A., Randy Harvey reported that "according to a source," a rep from L.A.''s New Coliseum Partners, the group headed by Ed Roski and Philip Anschutz, was in Minneapolis recently "to discuss a possi

Tags: AEG, Boston Bruins, Denver Nuggets, ECHL, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

11/06/97
THE DAILY SEEKS MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER FOR CT OFFICE

THE DAILY is looking for a bright, media savvy star to manage our national newsgathering network. Responsibilities include initiating/maintaining relationships with reporters, PR agencies and Fortune

Tags: Classified Advertisements

11/06/97
BILLUPS JUMPS INTO TV ACTION; REIGN LANDS IN CLEVELAND

The Celtics'' Chauncey Billups is featured in a national TV campaign which begins airing next week for TX-based FootAction USA. The commercial features Billups playing basketball on a barge in Boston

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Reebok, UPN, Walt Disney

11/06/97
MEDIA NOTES

Raptors Coach Darrell Walker will no longer do a coach''s radio show on CFRB this season, after Standard Broadcasting President Gary Slaight told Walker that he "wouldn''t be getting paid the $25,000

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, New Jersey Devils, Media, Toronto Raptors, YankeeNets

11/06/97
THIS BREW CREW IS MAKING A ROAD TRIP TO THE NL

The Brewers will announce today that they are moving from the AL to the NL, effective immediately, according to Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. An MLB source confirmed that a confer

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB

11/06/97
DESPITE VENUS BEING ON HER OWN PLANET, SERENA EYES NIKE

Serena Williams, ranked No. 304 in the world, wore Nike attire while defeating Elena Likhovtseva in the first round of the Ameritech Cup in Chicago. Serena''s sister, Venus Williams, has a sponsorship

Tags: Nike, Reebok

11/06/97
SPORTSTECH'S FIRST EVER EXPO WILL BE HELD IN BEVERLY HILLS

SportsTech magazine announces the first ever SportsTech Expo, December 9-11, 1997 at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. The Expo will cover the convergence of the sports industry with sports media and sp

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11/06/97
SMILEY HOPING MARLINS WON'T BE THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga is "expected to announce" plans to sell the team to an investment group headed by team President Don Smiley "possibly as early as today," according to two sources who spok

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises

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