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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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07/15/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB American League Attendance Through July 13 ''97 YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISONS TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''96 AVG. % +/- ''95 AVG. % +/- BAL 41 45,466 1,864,121 94% 43,941 + 3% 43,034 + 6%

Tags: MLB, The Back of the Book

07/15/97
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN EARNS HIGHEST RATING FOR WEEKEND SPORTS

NBC''s final round coverage Sunday of the U.S Women''s Open golf tournament earned an overnight average 4.0 rating/10 share, the highest overnight for any network sports event over the weekend. The ra

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, Champ Car World Series, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/15/97
ROYALS MAY DELAY OWNER SEARCH, LOOK TO UP REVENUE STREAM

Since the ''97 season is becoming a "financial disappointment," Royals President Michael Herman said they "probably will postpone their quest for a new owner until next year," according to Charles Cru

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals

07/15/97
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, ABL WOULD RATHER BE IN PHILADELPHIA

ABL officials told members of the Richmond Rage that the team "will be moved, probably to Philadelphia" for the ''97-98 season, according to Mel Greenberg of the PHILA. INQUIRER. ABL CEO Gary Cavalli

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, News Corp./Fox, WNBA

07/15/97
GOODWILL GAMES AIMS TO TAKE OVER THE BIG APPLE IN SUMMER '98

To "save the money-losing" Goodwill Games "from extinction," Turner Broadcasting System "has seized control of the sports extravaganza -- handling everything from selling tickets, to managing voluntee

Tags: Olympics, Sports Illustrated, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

07/15/97
EARLY BIRDS AREN'T COMING OUT TO BUY WORM'S SIGNATURE SHOE

Converse''s All Star 91 Dennis Rodman signature shoe, which hit retail June 27 at $85 a pair, "so far has fouled out with fans," according to a DOW JONES NEWS report in the DETROIT FREE PRESS. A Conve

Tags: Converse, Washington Nationals

07/15/97
INTERPUBLIC CREATES NEW SHOP TO HANDLE GM SPORTS MARKETING

General Motors has created GM EventWorks to handle its sports and event marketing. The new group will be managed by Kaleidoscope Sports and Entertainment, a joint venture between Interpublic Group and

Tags: General Motors, PGA Tour, WNBA

07/15/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A N.Y. TIMES report says DC attorney CRAIG MASBACK will be named Exec Director of USA Track & Field tomorrow, according to people "familiar with his hiring" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/15)....THE NAACP honored DON

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, GTE, NBC, New York Jets, People and Pop Culture

07/15/97
LEAGUE NOTES

Pro golfer Harry Toscano of FL has filed a $9M antitrust suit against the PGA Tour, the Senior PGA Tour directors and tour sponsors such as Wendy''s, AmEx and Chrysler. The suit claims the groups have

Tags: American Express, DaimlerChrysler, Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, PGA Tour, Wendys

07/15/97
SPORTSCHANNEL NY STRIKES OUT METS GAMES ON COMCAST

SportsChannel NY (SCNY) "has begun to black out" some Mets telecasts on nine Comcast cable systems because Comcast "is refusing to pay" $1M for 25 games added to SCNY''s schedule, affecting "roughly"

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, New York Mets, Media, Walt Disney

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