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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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02/03/98
OLYMPIC NOTES

The WALL STREET JOURNAL''s Johannes & Shirouzu report on the marketing around the Olympics between TOP sponsor Eastman Kodak and Japan''s Fuji film. Kodak is "trucking in film to Nagano" to bypass "di

Tags: Eastman Kodak, IOC, NHL, Olympics, Sports Illustrated, USOC

02/03/98
SPREWELL HEARING RESUMES: IS DEAN FEERICK COMING UNDER FIRE?

Warriors GM Garry St. Jean testified for "nearly" four hours yesterday as the second week of the Latrell Sprewell hearing began in New York, according to Athelia Knight of the WASHINGTON POST. Warrior

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

02/03/98
BRANDWEEK REPORTS TIMES MIRROR SET TO BUY INTERZINE

According to Bernhard Warner in the current issue of BRANDWEEK, Times Mirror "has agreed to acquire InterZine Productions for approximately $8 million" and a formal "announcement was expected to be ma

Tags: Media

02/03/98
WOMEN'S SPORTS: NEW HOCKEY LEAGUE SHARPENS ITS FOCUS

The Women''s Professional Hockey League, set to begin play in November, has narrowed its list of teams to five sites in New England and Canada. In Boston, Barbara Huebner reported that "among the venu

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, WNBA

02/03/98
CFL, WIDE OPEN OVER THE MIDDLE, LOOKS TO DRAW MORE COVERAGE

The CFL is about to approach NBC and Fox Sports about televising its games, according to Perry Lefko of the TORONTO SUN. CFL President Jeff Giles: "We have worked the last two months behind the scenes

Tags: CFL, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

02/03/98
MEDIA NOTES

NFL TV NOTES: NBC generated $75M for its commercial time that ran during its Super Bowl broadcast. Agency execs also "estimate that NBC grossed another" $20-25M from 67 pre- and post-game ads (BROADCA

Tags: CBS, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

02/03/98
IHL BLADES SEEKING SENIOR VP/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

The IHL K.C. Blades are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to oversee business operations for the eight-year-old franchise. Ideal candidate will have 7-10 years experience in pro spor

Tags: AEG, Classified Advertisements, Colorado Rapids

02/03/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

Lamar Hunt filed a lawsuit Friday in New York that asks the State Supreme Court to keep the NHL from awarding its Columbus, OH, expansion team to a group led by Worthington Industries founder John McC

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Phoenix Mercury

02/03/98
PUMA PUMPS UP SALES FIGURES, BUT WARNS OF SLOWED GROWTH

Puma saw sales last year climb almost 12% to "about" $299M, according to the FINANCIAL TIMES. However, it warned yesterday that growth this year and next would be slowed by the Asian financial crisis.

Tags: Finance, Puma

02/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The funeral for former S.F. Mayor JOSEPH ALIOT, who died Thursday, was held yesterday. Alioto represented the Raiders in landmark antitrust suits against the NFL (S.F. CHRONICLE, 2/3)....SHAQUILLE O''

Tags: MLB, NBC, NFL, Oakland Raiders, People and Pop Culture

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