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04 / 16 / 14

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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Bucks Sold To Wesley Edens, Marc Lasry

The Bucks today announced that Owner Herb Kohl "has reached an agreement to sell the team" to Fortress Investment Group co-founder Wesley Edens and Avenue Capital Group Chair & CEO Marc Lasry for a purchase price of about $550M. Kohl "made keeping the team in Milwaukee a condition of the s ...

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Michael King Staging First Boxing Card

Longtime TV exec-turned-boxing-promoter Michael King is staging his first boxing card tonight at a 1,200-seat converted hangar near the Santa Monica airport. King, whose past projects include syndicating "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," believes "fans and celebrities alike will be ...

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Quick Hits....

"I just think they need a voice, wherever that voice is, somebody needs to be talking on their behalf. The NCAA can use your likeness for a lifetime. We have to do something for our student-athletes. We have to change" – UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie , on the idea of unionization i ...

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Tonight's Events

Dodgers fans will gather at Short Stop bar in L.A.'s Echo Park area at 6:00pm PT to voice their frustration or confusion over the team's TV coverage issues surrounding Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA.

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A Lighter Buzz

In honor of Bill Belichick 's 62nd birthday, the Patriots' online store today is offering a free "hoodie pin" with the purchase of a hooded sweatshirt ( CBSSPORTS.com, 4/16 ).

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'47 Brand Launching New Campaign

'47 Brand today announced the launch of "Let Your You Out," the apparel brand's new global platform and marketing campaign, activating around its long-term licensing deal with MLB. LIDS and MLB.com/shop are the retail partners for the initial campaign, which runs through May 5. Following the launch ...

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Anti-Drunk Driving Effort To Sponsor Race

Kentucky Speedway today announced a new title sponsor for its June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which will now be called the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Kentucky HERO is "part of The HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, a national campaig ...

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Bryce Harper Stars In Gatorade Spot

Nationals LF Bryce Harper stars in a new ad for Gatorade's Fierce line of drinks. In the "Face Off" spot that broke digitally today, Harper "intensely stares down" a Marlins pitcher then "crushes the cover off a ball." The ball then "morphs into a glowing red orb of Harper's screaming aura." The a ...

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SBD/SBJ Podcasts: Wednesday’s Highlight

{podcast} As the Stanley Cup Playoffs get ready to launch tonight, Staff Writers Christopher Botta and Alex Silverman discuss the latest hockey news in our inaugural "Hockey Biz Podcast." Topics include the Canucks and Maple Leafs hiring former players in exec roles and the latest on t ...

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Twitter Me This....

"The Dan Patrick Show" producer  Paul Pabst : “Free snacks and late night meals. University of Colorado should have the #1 recruiting class in the nation.” Former NFLer Jared Lorenzen : “I'll tell u what the NCAA really lucked out that I don't have any eligibili ...

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