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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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07/28/97
USTA PRESIDENT HOPING CRITICISMS WILL BECOME A PASSING SHOT

The "darkness in American tennis" was examined by Greg Couch in Sunday''s CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. USTA President Harry Marmion: "It''s a fact that''s staring us in the face now. In five years, we are going

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

07/28/97
NSGA RELEASES REPORT ON SPORTS PARTICIPATION BY WOMEN

The following lists the NSGA''s participation report in sports activities by women in the ''90s (NSGA). ''96 Sports Participation (in thousands) and +/- from ''91 TEAM SPORTS ''96 TOTAL FEMALE TOTAL T

Tags: The Back of the Book

07/28/97
BENETTON FUTURE INCLUDES SUPERSTORES WITH SPORTING GOODS

With its purchase of Benetton Sportsystem, maker of Prince racquets, Rollerblades and Nordica sports equipment, Benetton plans "to create superstores in major cities that will carry all of the company

07/28/97
LIGHTNING REMAIN ON THE BLOCK AS SUITORS EXPRESS INTEREST

While the current ownership of the Lightning "isn''t banking on finding a new owner" before the start of the ''97- 98 season, the team "remains for sale," according to Tom Jones of the ST. PETERSBURG

Tags: Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays

07/28/97
TOMBA ADDS A DIFFERENT GOLD MEDAL TO HIS COLLECTION

Italian Olympic skier Alberto Tomba, a winner of three gold and two silver medals, has signed Boulder, CO-based Gold Medal Management as his marketing and business rep in North America. Gold Medal Man

Tags: Fila USA

07/28/97
WELCH DENIES ASSAULT CHARGE AND AIMS TO REMAIN WITH SLOC

SLOC President Tom Welch met the press on Friday where he said he did not assault his wife during a July 9 dispute, according to Mike Gorrell of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. Welch also maintained that "he s

Tags: Olympics, SLOC

07/28/97
NFL OPENS PRESEASON ACTION WITH A GAME AMONG THE GREEN

NFL President Neil Austrian was interviewed by Fox''s James Brown during Sunday''s American Bowl between the Steelers-Bears in Dublin, Ireland. Austrian, asked if family ownership in the NFL is over a

Tags: ABC, Chicago Bears, Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Walt Disney

07/28/97
MD STADIUM AUTHORITY REACHES PARKING AND CELL PHONE DEALS

The MD Stadium Authority (MSA) "has struck an agreement to rent space" under an Interstate overpass near Camden Yards for parking during Orioles and Ravens games, according to the Baltimore SUN. A thr

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

07/28/97
MEDIA NOTES

Fox will use its catcher cam starting this Saturday on regular-season games (Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, 7/28). ...GOLFWEEK''s Dave Shedloski notes that Bill Macatee has re- signed with USA Network t

Tags: MLS, News Corp./Fox, Media, USA Networks, WNBA

07/28/97
WILL FATE OF "AIR FORCE ONE" PLAY ROLE IN LYONS' FUTURE?

"Air Force One," produced by Ascent Entertainment subsidiary Beacon Communications, is company Chair Charlie Lyons'' "bid to be a player in Hollywood and possibly change the fortunes" of his Denver-ba

Tags: Franchises, PepsiCo

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