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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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UNION STATION ARENA PLAN MAY NOT FLY WITH AIR CANADA

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05/07/97
ISI EXEC SAYS REPORTS OF BOZELL DEAL GREATLY EXAGGERATED

Despite earlier trade reports of Bozell Worldwide on the verge of acquiring NJ-based Integrated Sports International (ISI), ISI CEO Frank Vuono said that the reports "are not just speculative, they''r

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YANKEES AND ADIDAS FILE SUIT AGAINST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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05/07/97
HURRICANES PART II: WHY WAS CAROLINA ON KARMANOS' MIND?

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Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, New Orleans Pelicans, NHL

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