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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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04/29/98
STAR TRIBUNE'S HARTMAN REPORTS THAT CLANCY'S BID IN TROUBLE

The financial statement presented by prospective Vikings Owner Tom Clancy to the NFL "is not even close to being strong enough to get approval to buy" the team, according to a "very informed source" c

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04/29/98
THE SPORTS AUTHORITY EXECS COME UP EMPTY ON BONUSES

FL-based The Sports Authority (TSA) "paid no bonuses" to its top execs in ''97, "a year in which the sporting-goods retailer failed to meet financial goals and saw its shares fall while the overall ma

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04/29/98
TAX-CENTUATE THE POSITIVE: FL CONSIDERING TAX-FREE TICKETS

The FL legislature is considering a bill that would make tickets to next year''s Final Four, slated for Tropicana Field, tax-free, according to Margaret Talev of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. The measure would a

Tags: Finance, MLB, PepsiCo

04/29/98
BETTMAN AND COMPANY LOOK FOR SYMPATHETIC EAR AT PARLIAMENT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and executives from Canada''s six NHL teams appeared before a House of Commons subcommittee yesterday and asked Members of Parliament (MPs) to "help them remain competiti

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Montreal Canadiens, New York Jets, NHL, Ottawa Senators

04/29/98
WHAT'S IN A NAME? KAREEM CITES THE ABILITY TO MARKET HIMSELF

Former Lakers C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appeared on ESPN''s "Up Close," and discussed the injunction he filed against Dolphins RB Karim Abdul-Jabbar for the right to market his name: "I was trying to prot

Tags: ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Dolphins, Walt Disney

04/29/98
MEDIA NOTES

NFL Sunday Ticket has introduced "Extra," a monthly series of special programming that will be offered year- round. "Extra" features an hour-long NFL program each month, and is available to ''98 Sunda

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, DirecTV, ESPN, NFL, NFLE, Media, Walt Disney

04/29/98
REPORT HAS STREET & SMITH'S CLOSE ON DEAL FOR THE DAILY

Sports magazine publisher Street & Smith''s "has agreed to buy the elite industry newsletter" The Sports Business Daily from Times Mirror for $1.3M, according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. The de

Tags: Media

04/29/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Mickey Mantle Properties has hired CA-based Int''l Creative Management (ICM) for representation in the motion picture, TV, endorsement, interactive, literary and commercial areas (ICM)....USA TODAY''s

Tags: NFL, Russell Athletic

04/29/98
INTO ESPN WEST: DIRECTV, ECHOSTAR SET TO CARRY NEW CHANNEL

ESPN has reached agreements with DirecTV and Echostar''s DISH Network to carry the October launch of ESPN West (ESPN). In L.A., Scott Hettrick reports that a "customized version" of ESPNEWS, featuring

Tags: DirecTV, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

04/29/98
GET OUT THE ROCKY MT. VOTE: MLB BEGINS ALL-STAR BALLOTING

MLB announced that balloting for the ''98 All-Star Game, sponsored by CompUSA and Pepsi, will begin May 4 and continue through June 21. A total of 70 million ballots will be distributed, with Pepsi di

Tags: Colorado Rockies, MLB, PepsiCo, Wal Mart

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