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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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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: Champ Car World Series, NASCAR, Nike, Reebok, WNBA

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WILL CYRUS AND MONTANA GO ONE-ON-ONE IN MTV SPORTS FESTIVAL?

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Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

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Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, NHL, Nike, People and Pop Culture

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Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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