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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

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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05/01/98
PISTONS OWNER DAVIDSON HAS REPORTED INTEREST IN LIGHTNING

Pistons Owner William Davidson "is in preliminary talks" with attorneys representing ownership of the Lightning about purchasing the team, according to Kupelian & O''Hara of the DETROIT NEWS. Pistons

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning, Wilson Sporting Goods

05/01/98
LEAGUE NOTES

In Chicago, George Lazarus reports that the city could host back-to-back ''99 WTA and Nuveen Tour tennis events. The WTA Tour has dropped its ''98 Chicago stop, but IMG Senior VP Gary Swain has asked

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, CBS, Foot Locker/Venator Group, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, NHL, Viacom

05/01/98
CANADIAN BREWER ALIGNS WITH THE GRIZZLIES ON MOLSON BEAR

Molson Breweries announced a five-year strategic alliance with Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, owners of the Canucks and Grizzlies, according to a CP report in the Montreal GAZETTE. The deal also "

Tags: Franchises, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

05/01/98
ULTIMATE IN-LINE CHALLENGE BY ROLLERBLADE ROLLS THIS WEEKEND

The third-annual Ultimate In-Line Challenge Presented by Rollerblade will take place at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, May 1-3. The event will feature a $60,000 purse, the largest-ever in the sport

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

05/01/98
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Bill Carter writes that NBC has taken the "first steps" toward becoming the first broadcast net to establish a "regular business in direct marketing to viewers through toll-free phone numbers

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Utah Jazz

05/01/98
WATSON ABANDONS EFFORTS TO BRING NFL, NHL TEAMS TO HOUSTON

IHL Aeros Owner Chuck Watson said Thursday "he will withdraw from efforts to bring an NFL and/or NHL team to Houston, primarily so he can focus on his company," according to John Williams of the HOUST

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL, NHL

04/30/98
EDMONTON INVESTORS HIT OIL WITH FUNDS AND MOLSON PARTNERSHIP

Edmonton investors looking to purchase the Oilers have "reached and may exceed their goal" of C$60M in equity, according to Jac MacDonald of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. The group had to reach C$60M by yeste

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises

04/30/98
MARLINS TO HARNESS STAR POWER OF FORMER PLAYERS IN MARKETING

Despite the "sticky situation," Marlins VP/Sales & Marketing Jim Ross said that the team will not dodge using former Marlins returning to FL with rival teams in their promotions, according to Alan Sne

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, San Diego Padres

04/30/98
FACILITY NOTES

The Washington, DC, Police Department has paid $800,000 in overtime to officers handling security and crowd control outside the new MCI Center. In DC, Cheryl Thompson writes that an agreement between

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Stars, Facilities, Miami Heat, NBA, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, Southwest Sports Group

04/30/98
IF MICHAEL ROWS HIS BOAT ASHORE, WILL NFL SAY HALLELUJAH?

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and a "quartet of NFL heavyweights," will begin a three-day fact-finding tour of L.A. on Monday, "but much to the disappointment of those courting league favor, it will

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NFL

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