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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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08/13/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BILL OLSON was named Dunlop Maxfli Sports Corp. President. Olson, who was in the beverage industry, takes over for interim President SCOTT BROWN, who will return to Managing Dir of Dunlop Slazenger Fa

Tags: AEG, Los Angeles Galaxy, Seattle Mariners, People and Pop Culture, Washington Capitals

08/13/97
CHICAGO TRIBUNE REPORTS HOW MJ ALMOST BECAME A KNICK

In the first of a two part series entitled "How New York Almost Lured Jordan," the CHICAGO TRIBUNE''s Sam Smith writes the "untold story" of how Michael Jordan "almost" left the Bulls last summer. In

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Franchises, NBA, New York Knicks

08/13/97
STADIUM NOTES

In MN, Progressive Minnesota, in an effort to place a stadium-funding referendum on the city''s November ballot, gave city election officials about 10,100 signatures; 8,155 verified signatures are nee

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers

08/13/97
FOX SPORTS WEST 2 TAKES TO THE AIR AGAINST CENTURY CABLE

Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) has "stepped up its attack on Century Cable, unleashing waves of airplanes with Century- bashing banners" over Dodger Stadium, and "sending out battalions of billboard trucks"

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Media

08/13/97
TIMES-UNION PUTS DISCLAIMER ON WEB PAGE TO SETTLE DISPUTE

The NFL, Jaguars and the Florida Times-Union announced Tuesday "they had settled their dispute" over the publication''s Web site, according to an AP report in the DETROIT NEWS. On Monday, a disclaimer

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Media

08/13/97
BRONCOS PREFER NOT TO VISIT VANCOUVER NEXT SUMMER

The Broncos have "turned down the NFL''s latest invitation" to play in next season''s American Bowl in Vancouver, BC, not wanting "to expose themselves to another five-game preseason" (Adam Schefter,

Tags: Denver Broncos, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/13/97
TRADE NEWS & NOTES: FOX/LIBERTY HITS SNAGS WITH CSN

BROADCASING & CABLE''s "In Brief" column reports that Fox/Liberty Sports'' negotiations to acquire Classic Sports Network have "snagged over disagreements about valuation and management control" (BROA

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, MLS, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/13/97
TIGERS SOLIDIFY STADIUM CONSTRUCTION ROSTER WITH THREE FIRMS

The Tigers "are expected to sign contracts soon" with IN-based Huber, Hunt & Nichols; NC-based Turner Construction; and MI-based White Construction, to build the team''s new $260M ballpark in Detroit,

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Facilities

08/13/97
BOSTON GLOBE'S PETER GAMMONS ON MLB AT THE MILLENNIUM

In the final installment of the BOSTON GLOBE''s four- part series, "The State of Baseball," Peter Gammons writes a front-page feature on the future of MLB, entitled "Next Step: The Game Goes Global."

Tags: And 1, Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Time Warner, Wal Mart, Walt Disney

08/13/97
NBA TEAMS LOOK TO THE PAST FOR NEW UNIFORM DESIGNS

The "constantly evolving fashion frenzy" of NBA uniforms was examined by ESPN''s Chris McKendry on "NBA Today." After the Jazz, Pistons and T-Wolves unveiled new uniforms last year, the 76ers, Wizards

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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