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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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09/19/97
K.C. BANKER WANTS ROYALS; WILL TEAM SHOW HIM THE BOOKS?

K.C. banker and car dealer Jerry Green said Thursday that he wants to buy the Royals, according to Charles Crumpley of the K.C. STAR. Green, who says he has assembled a group of "wealthy investors" wh

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals

09/18/97
CBA'S PATTERSON ANSWERS CRITICS OF LEAGUE'S RECRUITMENT PLAN

CBA Commissioner Steve Patterson was interviewed on CNNfn''s "Sports Inc." Patterson, on the CBA targeting young players: "Many of these young men ... want to make a living. They can make a good livin

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

09/18/97
FACILITIES & VENUES NOTES

NEW YORK: Prospective Islanders Owners Steven Gluckstern and Howard Milstein met with Nassau County Exec Thomas Gulotta for "what both sides described as a constructive, get-to-know-each-other meeting

Tags: Facilities, Formula One, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, New York Islanders

09/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Racing Champions Corporation announced Rand McNally President & COO JOHN BAKALAR and Comdisco CFO & Exec VP JOHN VOCSICKY have been elected to its board (Racing Champions)....Leo Burnett Co. is bringi

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

09/18/97
IF YOU WANT TO WORK IN SPORTS, INTERZINE WANTS YOU

InterZine -- the emerging online media and marketing company that brings you iGOLF, iSKI, Snowboard Online, iBIKE, iRACE, and THE DAILY -- is looking for a Project Manager to launch and direct a new c

Tags: Classified Advertisements

09/18/97
MEDIA NOTES

TV: USA TODAY''s Gordon Forbes reports that the NFL''s TV negotiations "will run slower this year." The October 1 exclusivity deadline for talking to current broadcast carriers "will be pushed back" t

Tags: ESPN, Miami Heat, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, UPN, Walt Disney

09/18/97
SI's "SCORECARD" CHECKS THE PULSE OF THE NFL'S GRIP ON FANS

The NFL has the "most dedicated TV audience of any U.S. pro league, but fans aren''t packing stadiums to see games," according to SI''s "Scorecard," which notes the number of blackouts through the fir

Tags: Denver Broncos, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Sports Illustrated

09/18/97
YOUR FAVORITE NFL ICE CREAM? TRY PATRIOTS PRALINE

In a strategy "aimed at forging brand loyalty by tapping regional preferences," CA-based Dreyer''s Grand Ice Cream Inc. is teaming with the NFL to produce a series of "football flavors" featuring team

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NFL

09/18/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In SI, Peter King reports that the NFL should rule by the end of this month on the Packers'' request to sell nonvoting shares to the public. King: "Approval may be difficult to get, though, because ot

Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

09/18/97
EDMONTON'S MYSTERY GROUP ENTERS BID FOR OILERS

"An anonymous group of Edmonton investors has put in a secret bid to purchase the NHL Oilers," according to Darcy Henton of the TORONTO STAR. Economic Development Edmonton head Rick LeLacheur delivere

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL

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