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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
GOLF NEWS & NOTES: CALLAWAY COMPLETES PURCHASE OF ODYSSEY

Callaway Golf announced that the transaction regarding the purchase of the assets of Odyssey Sports has been completed. In July, Callaway reached an agreement with Odyssey-parent U.S. Industries to bu

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08/13/97
THE SPORTS AUTHORITY POSTS STRONG 2Q RESULTS

FL-Based The Sports Authority (TSA) recorded record second-quarter sales, net income and earnings per share for the period ended July 27, 1997. The company earned net income of $9.6M, or $.30/share, c

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08/13/97
SPANO SPENT ANOTHER $100,000 RIGHT BEFORE THE STORM

Former Islanders Owner John Spano, charged last month with fraudulently spending $220,000 of the Islanders'' money during his three-month tenure as owner, spent an additional $100,000 of the team''s m

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders

08/13/97
WILL OLBERMANN'S NEW SHOW'S NAME CAUSE A "BIG" CONFLICT?

While Keith Olbermann''s new MSNBC show will be called "The Big Show," ESPN "is not saying" whether it will sue, according to Binswanger & Taudte of NEWSWEEK. That name was used by Olbermann and "Spor

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

08/13/97
FUTURE OF MARV ALBERT'S CAREER SUBJECT OF MEDIA SPECULATION

Marv Albert''s future in sportscasting continues to be examined by the media, and on CNN''s "Larry King Live" last evening, ABC''s Armen Keteyian said, "I think what is truly unfortunate here is wheth

Tags: ABC, NBC, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/13/97
YOUNG CROP OF FEMALE TENNIS PLAYERS GAINING STYLE POINTS

Tennis players MARTINA HINGIS, CHANDA RUBIN, MARY PIERCE and AMANDA COETZER were featured on "Access Hollywood," as Larry Mendte reported that a "younger group" of female players "has fans flocking to

Tags: Anheuser Busch, People and Pop Culture

08/13/97
HICKS INCORPORATES LIN TV INTO "BUY-AND-BUILD STRATEGY"

The investment firm of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, operated by Stars Owner Thomas Hicks, has agreed to pay $1.7B to acquire LIN Television Corp., a RI-based company that owns eight TV stations includin

Tags: Dallas Stars, NHL, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Texas Rangers

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
VIKINGS QB TO MAKE FASHION STATEMENT WITH CLOTHING LINE

Vikings QB Brad Johnson "will introduce his own line of athletic wear" this fall, according to Don Banks of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The items -- hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, and den

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

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