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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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04/29/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Toronto businessman Lawrence Heisey confirmed that he is part of the consortium headed by Murray Frum that is bidding to acquire the Blue Jays (TORONTO STAR, 4/29)....NBA Commissioner David Stern said

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

04/29/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Marquee Group named DONNA COLEMAN CFO. She had served as CFO for Time Warner-Music Sound Exchange for the last three years (The Marquee Group)....The CISL named MICHAEL HARRISON Deputy Commissione

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/29/97
PINNACLE'S ANSWER TO KLEPTOMANIA AND SLOW SALES? CAN IT

Pinnacle is packing its trading cards inside vacuum- packed cans in an effort to reduce retail theft and spur sales, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. A player''s photo is printed directly on th

Tags: Acushnet, MLB

04/29/97
WHITE SOX PUT KIBOSH ON THEIR FOUR-PACK CUBS TICKET PACKAGE

The White Sox have "backed down" from their policy requiring fans who want tickets to the series with the Cubs in June to buy seats for three other games, according to the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Fans who

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Franchises

04/28/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

The NHL on Fox is presenting "The MasterCard Million Dollar Stanley Cup Shot," where a contest winner will have the opportunity to shoot a puck at a target for $1M during Fox''s telecast of Game One o

Tags: MasterCard, News Corp./Fox, NHL

04/28/97
BENEFIT EVENT TO SERVE AS FINALE TO ROBINSON CELEBRATION

Radio City Productions will produce the "Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary All-Star Benefit Tribute," which will serve as the finale of the 50th anniversary celebration. Ticket proceeds from the event,

Tags: NBC, Nike, PepsiCo, Media

04/28/97
POST-MORTEMS ON THE WEEK THAT WAS: FUZZY, TIGER AND CNN/SI

CNN/SI''s handling of Fuzzy Zoeller comments regarding Tiger Woods, and Woods'' subsequent acceptance of Zoeller''s apology, was examined extensively in the weekend media. NOT OUT OF THE WOODS: In N.Y

Tags: ESPN, IMG, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/28/97
WNBA HOLDS DRAFT TODAY; ABL STEALS THUNDER WITH WOLTERS DEAL

"In a role reversal of sorts, the shadow" of the ABL "will be over" the WNBA when it holds its draft this afternoon, according to Mel Greenberg of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. While the draft is taking

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

04/28/97
MONDAY'S OCEAN TALES: FISH ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE WAYWARD WHALE

Whalers GM Jim Rutherford today will present a proposal to team Owner Peter Karmanos from CT-developer Stephen Fish to keep the team in Hartford, according to Greg Garber of the HARTFORD COURANT. Fish

Tags: Franchises

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