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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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01/28/98
MEDIA NOTES

SUPER BOWL: The Super Bowl earned a final 44.5/67 rating, which helped give NBC the "largest margin" of prime- time ratings victory in a Super Bowl week since ''87, the year Nielsen "introduced its pe

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

01/28/98
STATE OF THE NHL: GARY BETTMAN INTERVIEWED ON "SPORTSCENTER"

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was interviewed by ESPN''s Steve Levy on "SportsCenter." Levy asked Bettman about various topics, including Olympic participation, fighting, the drop in scoring and poten

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Walt Disney

01/28/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

At the Australian Open, SERENA and VENUS WILLIAMS yesterday each challenged KARSTEN BRAASCH, ranked No. 203 on the men''s ATP Tour, to a set, and each lost. Serena fell 6- 1, while Venus lost 6-2 (Mul

Tags: ATP, Dallas Stars, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture

01/28/98
PLAYERS FEAR BACKLASH FOR TESTIFYING ON SPREWELL'S BEHALF

Latrell Sprewell''s grievance hearing began in Portland, OR, yesterday "with three of the people closest to his attack on P.J. Carlesimo telling their versions of what happened," according to David St

Tags: ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

01/28/98
THE BIG GUY'S GOT A BIG HEART: SHAQ'S TWISM FEATURED

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL''s apparel company, TWisM, was profiled by ESPN''s Mark Schwarz in the Cover Story "Shaq Giving Bacq." In the introduction, ESPN''s Steve Levy said O''Neal "could have built his T-sh

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

01/28/98
FOX SPORTS NET GROWS TODAY AS SPORTSCHANNELS BECOME HISTORY

Today, SportsChannel''s Pacific, Chicago, Ohio, New England and New York outlets, along with the MSG Network, will become rebranded under the Fox Sports Net and national programming on FSN will now re

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, YankeeNets

01/28/98
ZOELLER BECOMING MORE MARKETABLE? CASEY MARTIN SAYS HE CAN

Fuzzy Zoeller has signed an equipment endorsement deal with CA-based Daiwa Golf that, with incentives, could pay almost $1M over three years, according to Phil Richards of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS.

Tags: Nike

01/28/98
CABLEVISION PROPOSES ACQUISITION OF NOBODY BEATS THE WIZ

Cablevision Systems Corp., "in a bid for more of New Yorkers'' entertainment dollars," yesterday offered "about" $95M for the "troubled" Nobody Beats The Wiz chain, according to James Madore of NEWSDA

Tags: Cablevision, Finance, New York Knicks

01/28/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: IHL Attendance Through January 25 TEAM HOME DATES TOTAL AVERAGE ARENA CAPACITY PERCENT CAPACITY DETROIT 27 303,578 11,243 20,182 56% GRAND RAPIDS 23 246,420 10,713 10,834 99% CHICAGO 23 193,142

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, The Back of the Book

01/28/98
BRAVE NEW WORLD: NFL EUROPE SEEKS SINGLE TITLE SPONSOR

The NFL''s Int''l Division is negotiating with Coca-Cola and Visa USA, each competing to become the single title sponsor of the rebranded NFL Europe, formerly the World League, according to Jeff Jense

Tags: Coca-Cola, Dallas Stars, ESPN, NBA, NFL, Southwest Sports Group, Visa, Walt Disney

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