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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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04/16/98
DON CHERRY TOO TART FOR BELL CANADA'S QUEBEC DIVISION

Bell Canada''s Quebec division has stopped sponsoring Don Cherry''s "Coach''s Corner," accusing him of using his role on CBC''s "Hockey Night In Canada" to utter "gross statements" about francophones,

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

04/16/98
THE CELTS' LUCKY CHARM: PITINO COULD BE WORTH EVERY DOLLAR

Celtics President/coach Rick Pitino "has already revved up the revenue" of the team, according to Gregg Krupa of the BOSTON GLOBE. With an increase in attendance, season-ticket sales and TV ratings, "

Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises

04/16/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

"Fox Sports News" named ABC News veteran STEVE TELLO as VP. He will oversee the daily operations for various facets of Fox Sports Net''s L.A.-based news division. Tello was a Senior Producer for ABC''

Tags: ABC, ATP, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/16/98
WELCOME TO TECHNODOME: TORONTO PLANS A MULTI-THEME PARK

Toronto-based Heathmount Arts & Entertainment unveiled plans for a $1B "Destination Technodome" indoor theme park on Tuesday, according to Steven Theobald of the TORONTO STAR. The "high-tech playgroun

Tags: Facilities

04/16/98
MEDIA NOTES

BASKETBALL: During tonight''s Knicks/Raptors game, MSG Network, in conjunction with SporTVision Systems, will launch the first area public test of a new technology, AIRf/x, which measures the vertical

Tags: AFL, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBC, New York Knicks, Media, Sportvision, TBS/TNT, Toronto Raptors

04/16/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PRINCE NASEEM HAMED is the focus of USA TODAY''s sports cover story, and Christopher Winner writes the boxer has a "rumored" $20M deal with adidas and "unabashedly puts himself in a category with [MUH

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

04/16/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

DEALS: IL-based Sanford Corp. signed a three-year deal to be title sponsor of the Independence Bowl, after previous sponsor Poulan/Weed Eater pulled out (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/16)....Harvard Univ. women'

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Eastman Kodak, MLB, New York Yankees, Nike, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, YankeeNets

04/16/98
THE BETTMAN DOCTRINE: CANADIAN TEAMS NEED LOCAL ASSISTANCE

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday that Canada''s six teams "will have trouble competing with American clubs unless politicians tackle burdensome tax and business policies," according to Mar

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

04/16/98
WITH SALES SLOWING, CONVERSE CUTS WORLDWIDE WORKFORCE BY 2%

Converse has reduced its workforce by 50 employees, a 2% reduction in its global operation, in response to the soft athletic footwear market. The layoffs represent a 5% reduction in the company''s non

Tags: Converse

04/15/98
BAG THE DIME-A-MINUTE LADY; AT&T OFFERS $2M NBA SHOOTOUT

The NBA announced the AT&T $2M Shooutout, which offers one winner a chance to receive a first-class trip to a ''98 NBA Finals Game, where they will shoot for $2M. The selected shooter will have five c

Tags: ATT, NBA

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