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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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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
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
HURRICANES GOALIE SEAN BURKE HELD OUT OF LAST NIGHT'S GAME

Hurricanes G Sean Burke was "held out" of Wednesday night''s game against the Red Wings, but head coach Paul Maurice "left the door open that Burke might play" Friday against the Islanders, according

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, New York Islanders

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Owner Les Alexander informed NHL Oilers Owner Peter Pocklington yesterday that his offer to buy the team "has been withdrawn," according to Neil Hohlfeld of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE.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
CHARLES SCHWAB LINKS CAMPAIGN TO YOUNG, ACTIVE AND AFFLUENT

Charles Schwab Corp. "is teeing off on a multimillion- dollar sports marketing campaign -- its biggest in history," behind golf and skiing, according to Douglas Robson of the SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TI

Tags: PGA Tour

11/06/97
SAN DIEGO RUNS A REVERSE ON PLAN TO THROW AWAY CHARGERS TIX

The San Diego City Council and Mayor Susan Golding are "scrambling to recover" from a decision that had the city buying unsold tickets to the Chargers'' home games to save money, but then throwing the

Tags: Franchises, San Diego Chargers

11/06/97
WILL SEAHAWKS LEARN THAT YOU NEVER CRY WOLF?

Seahawks Owner Paul Allen "has targeted" Packers GM Ron Wolf "to assume control" of his team next season, according to Bob McGinn of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Two "high- placed" sources familiar

Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

11/06/97
ASTROS TO REENTER HOUSTON ATMOSPHERE AT NEW HOME BY 2000

The Astros will pay "more than twice what they agreed to last year" for a 30-year lease on their new ballpark, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. As part of a "long-awaited" agreemen

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

11/06/97
IS HBO READY TO CROWN ITS NEW PRINCE OF THE RING?

HBO has signed a six-fight, $12M deal with 23-year-old "Prince" Naseem Hamed, the WBO''s featherweight champion from England, who has never fought in the U.S., according to Ron Borges of the BOSTON GL

Tags: Cablevision, HBO, Madison Square Garden, Media, Time Warner

11/06/97
RACING NEWS: REEBOK UP-TO-SPEED WITH NHRA'S CRISTEN POWELL

NHRA Top Fuel driver Cristen Powell, 18-years-old and "billed as the world''s fastest teenager, put an exclamation point on her rookie season" by signing a multiyear sponsorship deal with Reebok, acco

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