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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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06/09/97
SONY SIGNS NBA DEAL THAT MAY INCLUDE TV AND FILMS

Sony Corp. of America and the NBA today announced a multiyear marketing partnership that makes Sony an "Official Sponsor of the NBA." Under the deal, Sony will have exclusive domestic promotion rights

Tags: Coca-Cola, NBA, WNBA

06/09/97
FORMER DIRECTOR OF NBC SPORTS NATHANSON PASSES AWAY

TED NATHANSON, whose career as a TV director included 13 Super Bowls and 21 Wimbledon Championships, died Friday in New York at 72, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Nathanson directed

Tags: MLB, NHL, People and Pop Culture

06/09/97
ORIOLES LOOKING TO ADD WBAL RADIO TO ITS STABLE?

The possibility of the Orioles buying Baltimore radio station WBAL is being reviewed at the "highest levels" of both organizations, according to John Steadman of the Baltimore SUN. The Orioles are "at

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Media

06/09/97
WILL SHINN STING CHARLOTTE AND NEST IN VIRGINIA?

Norfolk, VA, Mayor Paul Fraim "is lobbying the Hornets to move to his city," according to Rick Bonnell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Fraim: "I understand that things have deteriorated in Charlotte for [H

Tags: Franchises, New Orleans Pelicans

06/09/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

CAL RIPKEN JR. is donating $25,000 to literacy programs in each of the ten cities in which he is promoting his book, "The Only Way I Know" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 6/9)....The City of Green Bay will drop b

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, New York Yankees, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/09/97
BILLS RELUCTANT TO SIGN LONG-TERM LEASE DEAL IN BUFFALO?

"Concerned about slumping ticket sales and a sagging Western New York economy," Bills Owner Ralph Wilson "apparently is reluctant to sign a new long-term lease at Rich Stadium without safeguards again

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, Wilson Sporting Goods

06/09/97
INTERPUBLIC AIMS AT BEING NO. 1 IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT

U.S. ad group Interpublic was profiled by Patrick Harverson of the FINANCIAL TIMES, who wrote that the company''s recent purchases of sports marketing companies, Advantage Int''l and the U.K.-based Al

Tags: IMG

06/09/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Softball gold medalist Gillian Boxx has selected Sue Rodin, of N.Y.-based Stars & Strategies, Inc., as her exclusive marketing agent (Stars & Strategies)....Tampa- based Sports & Recreation Inc., rena

Tags: Dallas Stars, Minnesota Lynx, Southwest Sports Group

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