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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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04/14/98
WHEN THE WALLS COME CRUMBLING DOWN: YANKEE STADIUM CLOSED

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Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, CBS, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

04/14/98
CASTROL RETURNS TO NHRA SPONSORSHIP AFTER NINE YEARS AWAY

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04/09/98
NHL'S COMMUNICATIONS DEPT. MOVES BRING FRANK BROWN ON BOARD

The NHL announced a restructuring and expansion of their PR and communications functions, and created a new management position. Frank Brown, a N.Y. Daily news reporter/columnist since ''80, has joine

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

04/09/98
TIM RIGAS NAMED CEO AS SABRES DISMISS PRESIDENT/CEO QUINN

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Franchises

04/09/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL, San Francisco Giants

04/09/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: PEPSI FANS LIKE THE PIGSKIN

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04/09/98
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Tags: Nike, Puma, Washington Nationals

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Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers

04/09/98
A BRAVE NEW WORLD: GLAVINE TO BECOME FEATURE MIZUNO ENDORSER

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