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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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09/22/97
NBA LEAGUE MEETINGS: STERN TALKS OF POTENTIAL LOCKOUT

At the league meetings in Orlando, NBA Commissioner David Stern suggested Friday "that the owners will exercise their option to reopen and renegotiate" the CBA after this season, according to Tim Povt

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

09/22/97
SMILEY PLAYING WITH THE IDEA OF TAKING MARLINS PUBLIC

Marlins President Don Smiley said Friday that partial public ownership "could be in the franchise''s future," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Smiley, who is trying to put together an i

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, Miami Heat

09/22/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

A''s co-Owner Steve Schott, on possibly relocating: "We have to keep all of our options open. We have one year left on our lease." In N.Y., Murray Chass noted Sacramento and San Jose as possibilities,

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Oakland Athletics, Southwest Sports Group, Toronto Raptors

09/22/97
MEDIA NOTES

NUMBERS: TVKO reported 650,000 pay-per-view buys and over $26M in pay-per-view revenue from the September 13 Oscar De La Hoya/Hector Camacho title fight, making it the third-highest-grossing non-heavy

Tags: NASCAR, NBC, R J Reynolds, Media, TNN

09/22/97
BUSINESS WEEK EXAMINES IF VENUS' ENDORSEMENT STAR WILL SHINE

The "appeal" of Venus Williams is profiled by Brad Wolverton in BUSINESS WEEK. At the U.S. Open, some "declared Williams the Tiger Woods of tennis, other players on the tour took potshots at her, and

Tags: Reebok

09/22/97
RYDER CUP PREVIEW: EVENT A BIG MONEY MAKER FOR NBC

With seven sponsors paying a total of nearly $9M, and USA Network paying "more than" $1M for the rights to first- round coverage, NBC will take in "nearly" $3M after production costs for its telecast

Tags: IBM, NBC, PGA Tour, Media, USA Networks

09/22/97
WASHINGTON ERVING MOTORSPORTS INKS ANOTHER DOCTOR

Dr Pepper Co. announced it will sponsor Washington Erving Motorsports'' Ford race car on NASCAR''s Busch Grand national circuit in ''98, marking the first time the soft drink brand has sponsored a rac

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Dr Pepper/7UP, NASCAR

09/22/97
GRIFFITH OFFERS TO BUY TWINS; TEAM UNLIKELY TO SELL TO HIM

Clark Griffith, the son of the Twins'' former owner, Calvin Griffith, said Friday that he''ll make an $80M offer to buy the team from Carl Pohlad and keep it in MN, according to Jay Weiner of the Minn

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, New Orleans Saints

09/22/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JOHN LEFEVRE was named USFSA Exec Dir. He is currently the USFSA First VP and an attorney for the FTC. He will succeed JERRY LACE and assume his new responsibilities in May ''98 (USFSA)....Speedway Mo

Tags: SLOC, People and Pop Culture

09/22/97
FILA TO DRESS UP NBA COMMERCIALS; ADIDAS CLOSE TO NFL DEAL?

Fila USA "has inked a deal that would allow it to use NBA uniforms in TV ads for the first time," while adidas "is close to signing a deal that would get its shoes on NFL fields and apparel on NFL sid

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Fila USA, NBA, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Nationals, WNBA

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