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NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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09/11/98
THE NET CENTER COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM OAKLAND

Santa Clara-based software company Network Associates will acquire naming rights to the Oakland Coliseum in "a long-awaited deal that will generate less money than public officials had hoped, accordin

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Raiders

09/11/98
THE X FILES TO SHOOT FROM SAN FRANCISCO FOR TWO YEARS

The ''99 X Games will be held in S.F. from June 25-July 3, as ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to televise nearly 40 hours of event coverage and ESPN Int''l will distribute the Games worldwide (ESPN).

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

09/11/98
U.K. BROADCASTING COMPANY MAY ADD SOCCER TO ITS ARSENAL

Carlton Communications is looking to purchase the Premier Soccer League''s Arsenal club for a "reported" $459M, according to Erich Boehm of DAILY VARIETY. Carlton is part of the ITV network, "by far t

Tags: BSkyB, English Premier League, Franchises

09/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In it''s preview of the upcoming TV season, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reports that ABC''s new comedy, "SPORTS NIGHT," draws "an obvious comparison to an ESPN show." EW: "The pilot does a good job of captur

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

09/11/98
HAVE THE EAGLES LANDED? EARLY REVIEWS OF "BLAST" BRUTAL

ABC''s "Monday Night Blast" pregame show is examined by Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES, who calls the program "Pigskin Lite, designed for the casual audiences that Monday night games draw." Sandom

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

09/11/98
MCILHENNY DEBATE HEATS UP OVER TABASCO LOGO ON WALTRIP CAR

A federal judge has "refused to grant a motion by the McIlhenny Co. that would force" Darrell Waltrip''s racing team to remove all Tabasco logos from its car before this weekend''s Select Batteries 40

Tags: NASCAR, R J Reynolds

09/11/98
COBRA PLAYS THROUGH TOUGH CONDITIONS, DISMISSES REEBOK SALE

Wally Uihlein, President of MA-based Acushnet, parent company of Cobra Golf, denied rumors that Cobra "would be sold to Reebok," according to Don Bauder of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. However, Cobra

Tags: Finance, Acushnet, Reebok

09/11/98
MEDIA NOTES

NO FINAL RATINGS: Due to the Labor Day holiday, final network ratings from last weekend''s sports events were unavailable at press time (THE DAILY). NHL PERSONALITIES: "Hockey Night In Canada" announc

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Los Angeles Kings, Madison Square Garden, Nashville Predators, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, San Francisco Giants, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/11/98
FINAL FOUR AT U.S. OPEN: WHAT YOU'LL BE SEEING ON THE COURT

The U.S. Open semifinals begin today at the USTA National Tennis Center in N.Y. The following lists the men''s and women''s final four participants, along with their racket, clothing and shoe affiliat

Tags: Fila USA, Nike, Reebok, USTA, Wilson Sporting Goods

09/11/98
TASTES GREAT, OR LESS FILLING? THE BEER OF SPORTS FANS

From January through July ''98, ESPN Chilton Sports Poll asked 528 people ages 21+, who attend pro sporting events at least "once every few months," what their favorite brand of beer is. The following

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Heineken, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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