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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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02/20/98
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: COMPARING INTEREST IN OLYMPICS

ESPN Chilton surveyed sports fans on their interest in the ''98 Nagano Games and the ''96 Atlanta Games, one month before each began. The June ''96 sample includes 1,011 respondents; the January ''98

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02/20/98
THE ROOM RUCKUS: INCIDENT LEAVES ANOTHER STAIN ON TEAM USA

An hour and a half into its primetime telecast last night, CBS''s Jim Nantz reported, "The U.S. men''s hockey team continues to make news for all the wrong reasons. After their frustrating 1-3 perform

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02/20/98
MEDIA NOTES

RATINGS: USA Network earned a 4.0 rating for its two- day coverage of the 122nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. USA tied its highest rating for the event, set in ''96 (USA Network)....Steffi

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02/20/98
SYNERGY POSSIBILITIES FOR OWNERSHIPS IN TORONTO AND TEXAS

MLB has yet to approve Stars Owner Tom Hicks as the Rangers'' new owner, but "already, his influence is apparent," according to Leigh Strope of the FT. WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM. For the first time, the Ra

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02/20/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Edmonton, N.Y. investment banker Michael Largue talked with city officials yesterday about the NHL Oilers (EDMONTON SUN, 2/20). Meanwhile, Economic Development Edmonton President Rick LeLacheur sai

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, New Jersey Devils, NHL, NPSL, Philadelphia 76ers, YankeeNets

02/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

WI-based Sports Marketing & Management Group (SM2G) named SONNY BANDO to head up SM2G''s MLB division, including the recruitment of former/current MLBers for the company. Bando is the son of Brewers G

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02/20/98
MN GOV. ASKS MLB OWNERS TO DELAY TWINS MOVE TO NC

MN Gov. Arne Carlson asked MLB owners Thursday to delay action on moving the Twins until the state has time to "work out a long-term solution to keep baseball" in MN, according to Robert Whereatt of t

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02/20/98
A KRAFTY COMPROMISE? PATRIOTS REACH DEAL ON NEW STADIUM

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and MA Senate President Thomas Birmingham unveiled a plan yesterday for Kraft to build a $200M privately-financed stadium in Foxboro in exchange for $72M in state aid and K

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02/20/98
NBA TRADE DEADLINE NEWS & NOTES: TORONTO TAX SOLUTION?

Noting the recent refusal of some NBA players to play in Toronto due largely to the high personal income-tax rate, Raptors GM Glen Grunwald told the TORONTO STAR''s Jim Byers that "the NBA has okayed

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02/20/98
CBS SCORES HIGHEST RATINGS WITH WEDNESDAY'S FIGURE SKATING

CBS received its highest primetime rating of the Winter Olympics, as Wednesday''s coverage earned a 20.9/32 and was seen by an estimated 65 million viewers. Through Wednesday, an estimated 174 million

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