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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
STADIUM NOTES

In Toronto, the SUN''s Craig Daniels notes "if the Leafs and Raptors don''t agree on a joint facility, [Isiah] Thomas'' purchase goes ahead anyway. ... The purchase will go ahead, even if Thomas has t

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Toronto Raptors

06/09/97
APPEALS COURT RULES AGAINST MSEA IN DISPUTE WITH PANTHERS

The NHL Panthers have "prevailed again" in federal court and will be able to play at the Miami Arena "without interruption" until their Broward arena opens in ''98, according to Larry Lebowitz of the

Tags: Facilities, Florida Panthers

06/09/97
NHL NEWS & NOTES: EXPANSION TIMETABLE NOT SET IN STONE

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that final selection of expansion cities will not be announced until later this month at the Board of Governors meeting, according to Neil Hohlfeld of the HOU

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

06/09/97
ROCKETS AGREE TO TV DEAL. KHTV MAY GET FULL SCHEDULE

The Rockets signed a three-year deal with KHTV-TV, giving the station rights to local TV coverage of the Rockets, Comets and AFL Terror, according to Mike McDaniel of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The time-b

Tags: AFL, Houston Rockets, NBA, News Corp./Fox, 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
MEDIA NOTES

In Toronto, Neil Campbell takes a "behind the scenes" look at the development of nba.com, noting, "No sports organization has been more active on the Internet than the NBA" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 6/9)

Tags: CBS, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, HBO, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

06/09/97
FUTURE OF SEAHAWKS IN QUESTION AS STADIUM VOTE APPROACHES

The Seahawks future "may be court battles and protracted rancor if voters defeat Paul Allen''s plan to raze the Kingdome and build the football team a new stadium complex," according to Ed Penhale of

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

06/06/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Miami, the Heat will raise season-ticket prices for "most" lower-bowl seats and "some" upper-bowl seats next season. A formal announcement has not been made, but team President of Business Ops Jay

Tags: Franchises, Miami Heat, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

06/06/97
THE STATE OF SPORTS EXAMINED ON "LARRY KING LIVE"

CNN''s "Larry King Live" featured a discussion on sports celebrities in the news and the media''s coverage of today''s athletes and other sports-related personalities. The panelists were ABC/ESPN''s L

Tags: ABC, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

06/06/97
TRIPLE CROWN THREAT GIVES BIG BOOST TO VISA SPONSORSHIP

Triple Crown lead sponsor Visa will run ads after Saturday''s Belmont Stakes, where Silver Charm is favored to win the first Triple Crown in 19 years, according to USA TODAY. A BBDO TV spot takes "a s

Tags: BBDO, Visa

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