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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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04/09/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Edmonton, NHL Oilers local investors have raised C$55M now with the addition of a C$1M share from business exec Dave Addie and an anonymous Lloydminster investor. The group is looking for C$60M in

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

04/09/98
ADVANTAGE BROADENS REACH WITH SAILING GROUP ACQUISITION

Advantage Int''l acquired Sail Sports Int''l (SSI), a sailing event and consulting company. SSI''s portfolio of events and clients includes marketing rights to the 17-event World Match Racing Associat

Tags: Finance

04/09/98
CHICAGO AND NASHVILLE IN ABL FOLD, IS N.Y., DALLAS NEXT?

ABL CEO Gary Cavalli said he hopes the league''s new franchise in Chicago will average 5,000 to 6,000 fans next season, according to Steve Tucker of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Cavalli made his remarks in

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

04/09/98
SWEET SOUNDS OF SPRINGTIME SONNETS; SUDLESS SOX IN HUB

The Blue Jays'' new marketing campaign, which targets women and children by projecting "a warm, caring image," is examined by Solange De Santis of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. As part of the campaign, the

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Franchises, Toronto Blue Jays

04/09/98
MEDIA NOTES

In K.C., club and network sources say that Chiefs RB Marcus Allen will announce his retirement today and join CBS Sports as an NFL studio analyst (K.C. STAR, 4/9)....ESPN has tapped the AP''s Electron

Tags: CBS, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

USA Network Founder, Chair & CEO KAY KOPLOVITZ said she was leaving the company. BARRY DILLER, whose HSN Inc. agreed to acquire USA Network last October, is expected to assume direct control (N.Y. TIM

Tags: Golden State Warriors, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, USA Networks

04/09/98
MLB ONLINE NOTES: YANKEES SIGN THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH AUDIONET

AudioNet and the Yankees announced a three-year exclusive contract under which AudioNet will broadcast live action of Yankees games at www.yankees.com. Additional coverage will include "Yankees Magazi

Tags: Chicago Cubs, MLB, New York Yankees, Media, YankeeNets

04/09/98
LICENSING NEWS & NOTES: THE GOLDIN YEARS; COACHES VS. CANCER

Dean Smith, John Wooden, Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski have teamed with NY-based sports marketing and memorabilia company Steiner Sports to raise funds for cancer research. Steiner''s new line of a

Tags: Acushnet

04/09/98
CANUCKS AND GRIZZLIES MOVING TO VANCOUVER TV NEXT SEASON

After more than 20 years of association with British Columbia Television [BCTV], "the Canucks will move their regional telecasts" to Vancouver TV [VTV], a Baton Broadcasting station launched last fall

Tags: Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Vancouver Canucks

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

The Sabres have dismissed President & CEO Larry Quinn. Empire Sports Network VP/GM Ron Bertovich will act as interim GM of Administration for the team, overseeing day- to-day non-hockey administration

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Franchises

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