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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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04/17/98
SUNGLASSES MAKERS DON'T MAKE LIGHT OF ATHLETE ENDORSEMENTS

With the sunglasses industry in the third year of a "slowdown, key players are seeking salvation by creating specialty sunglasses for everything from tennis to biking in much the same way sneaker make

Tags: Oakley

04/17/98
MAGIC SAY THEY MAY REAPPEAR IN O-RENA FOR FIVE MORE YEARS

The Magic, "hinting for months that they want a new building, now are willing to play at least five more years at the Orlando Arena with only minor modifications" to the $110M facility, according to D

Tags: Facilities, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

04/17/98
ADIDAS FINALIZES GLOBAL SPONSORSHIP PACT WITH NFL INT'L

NFL International finalized a global partnership with adidas, which will focus initially on Canada and Europe. adidas will become the first joint sponsor to support the NFL''s alliance with the CFL, p

Tags: CFL, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NFL, Nike, Toronto Raptors, Washington Nationals

04/17/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

NBA Dir of Marketing Communications PETER LAND was named Exec VP and co-GM of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide''s Creative Solutions unit. Land will oversee Edelman''s worldwide sports, entertainmen

Tags: NASCAR, NBA, R J Reynolds, People and Pop Culture

04/17/98
MEDIA NOTES

PEOPLE: CBS has officially named ex-49ers coach George Seifert to its NFL studio team as an analyst (CBS)....In Philadelphia, a deal between WYSP-FM and local sportscaster Garry Cobb to become the col

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Calgary Flames, CBS, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Viacom

04/17/98
WILL NIKE COUNTER NATIONWIDE PROTEST RALLIES TOMORROW?

Tomorrow, the second Int''l Nike Mobilization rally is planned for 50 U.S. cities and a handful of locations overseas, according to SCRIPPS HOWARD''s David Nielsen. Nielsen: "The size and intensity wi

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, Nielsen, Nike

04/17/98
MLB DEFENDS NO-SHOW DURING TOWN MEETING; REVIEWS CONTINUE

MLB Dir of PR Rich Levin said that MLB "refused to send a high-ranking official" to Tuesday night''s ESPN Town Meeting because the network "didn''t invite officials from other sports," according to US

Tags: Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Los Angeles Sparks, MLB, NBA, NCAA, San Diego Padres, Sports in Society, Walt Disney

04/17/98
USOC EXPANDS CORPORATE STAFF WITH NEW HIRINGS

The USOC named JERRI FOEHRKOLB Senior Manager of Corporate Services. Foehrkolb joins the USOC after nine- years with ProServ. ROBIN TOOMA has been named Associate Dir of Revenue Management. Tooma spen

Tags: People and Pop Culture, USOC

04/17/98
AVP TAKES INITIAL STEPS IN EFFORT TO RESTRUCTURE TOUR

The AVP players board and players recently met to discuss the state of the tour and devise a plan for the upcoming season. Due to financial constraints and to avoid interruption of the ''98 season, th

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/17/98
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sports events. All times are ET. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Galaxy-MetroStars 4/11 ABC 3:0

Tags: ABC, AEG, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Galaxy, Miami Heat, MLS, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, Media, St. Louis Cardinals, Viacom, Walt Disney

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