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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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FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL: A "league source" said that financial wherewithal is "not the sole criterion" for choosing the owner of Cleveland''s new NFL team" "It''s taking on who we think can contribute to the league, can

Tags: AHL, Franchises, New England Patriots, NFL

01/26/98
USA TODAY AD METER: THE TOP OF THE HEAP & THE BOTTOM FIVE

USA TODAY''s Ad Meter had 185 adult volunteers chart each Super Bowl spot by using a hand-held meter to register opinion. A computer averaged the scores. Each score is the highest average for each com

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, The Back of the Book

01/26/98
WILL NIKE AND OTHERS SAY SAYONARA TO ASIAN FACTORIES?

After a "lengthy, profitable marriage to Asia, the athletic shoe industry is considering moving some manufacturing out of the region''s controversial factories," according to Manning & Duin of the Por

Tags: ESPN, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Nike, Reebok, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

01/26/98
NBC GETS SOLID MARKS AS IT SIGNS OFF FROM NFL COVERAGE

NBC''s broadcast of Super Bowl XXXII brought the network''s affiliation with the NFL to an end. In his sign- off, NBC''s Dick Enberg said, "[F]or NBC Sports Super Bowl XXXII is the end of our 32-years

Tags: AFL, NBC, NFL, Media

01/26/98
SUPER BOWL, II: THE WEDDING SINGER LOOKS LIKE A HIT, HUH?

John Elway is featured in a full-page ad for the National Milk Producers in USA TODAY (THE DAILY)....A limited-distribution Wheaties box honoring the Broncos was released after last night''s game, fea

Tags: Denver Broncos, NBC, NFL, Walt Disney, Wheaties

01/26/98
RENOVATION OF RICE STADIUM NOT LIKELY TO BE COST-EFFECTIVE

A renovation of Rice Stadium "is not an efficient way to build a football facility with hopes of attracting an NFL team to Houston," according to a study for Houston NFL Holdings cited by John William

Tags: Facilities, NFL

01/23/98
TEAM SPREWELL LOOKS TO GET ITS ARMS AROUND LEGAL CASE

Latrell Sprewell''s arbitration hearing, which will begin next week in Portland, OR, is examined by Mike Wise of the N.Y. TIMES. Sprewell has been in New York since Tuesday to "go over the legal brief

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Sports Illustrated

01/23/98
PHILLIES WELCOME COMCAST INTO THEIR BROADCASTING FAMILY

The Phillies restructured their broadcasting package, reducing its TV carriers from three to two, and adding a pre- and post-game show to its radio network. WPHL-TV, a WB affil, retains its Phillies r

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/23/98
NHLPA GETS INTO THE RACING GAME BY SPONSORING IRL CAR

The NHLPA will be an associate sponsor for McCormack Motorsports during the IRL ''98 season. The NHLPA''s logo will be featured on McCormack''s Oldsmobile Aurora at the Disney World Speedway for the I

Tags: Acushnet, General Motors, IndyCar, NHL, Walt Disney

01/23/98
NFL, RAIDERS SAY REPORTS OF MOVE RIGHT OUT OF LA-LA LAND

L.A. City Councilmember Nate Holden, who was "ridiculed for stirring up a scare that the Raiders were leaving Oakland went even further yesterday, claiming the move is ''imminent,''" according to Rick

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Oakland Raiders

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