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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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WAYNE'S WORLD DENIED SECOND PRO PLAYER TAX BREAK

A protest "against tax breaks for the wealthy erupted suddenly" in the FL House on Monday as lawmakers denied Wayne Huizenga a "second helping of public money" to renovate Pro Player Stadium, accordin

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04/29/97
PACKERS PUSH SUPER BOWL MERCHANDISE SALES TO RECORD HIGH

Sales of Super Bowl merchandise, "most of it featuring" the Packers, hit a record-setting $130M, according to NFL Properties documents cited by Larry Weisman in USA TODAY. The previous record was $100

Tags: Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NBA, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

04/29/97
DREAM OF A SPALDING AD PUSH? DID NBA REJECT REEBOK REQUEST?

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Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, NFL, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Sprint, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

04/29/97
L.A. AD HOC COMMITTEE ON SPORTS FRANCHISE SEEKS FIRM SUPPORT

The Los Angeles City Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Franchise seeks statements of qualification and/or information from experienced advertising/marketing firms. Plans for a state-of-the-art "New Coliseum,

Tags: Classified Advertisements

04/28/97
DUNLOP GOLF WILL NOT DROP FUZZY ZOELLER AS ENDORSER

Dunlop Maxfli Sports President Scott Brown said Dunlop Golf "will not be dropping" Fuzzy Zoeller from its endorsement roster following his comments about Tiger Woods, according to BRANDWEEK. A Dunlop

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BENEFIT EVENT TO SERVE AS FINALE TO ROBINSON CELEBRATION

Radio City Productions will produce the "Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary All-Star Benefit Tribute," which will serve as the finale of the 50th anniversary celebration. Ticket proceeds from the event,

Tags: NBC, Nike, PepsiCo, Media

04/28/97
NEW POLL IN DALLAS SHOWS SUPPORT FOR TEAMS AND NEW ARENA

Three-fourths of Dallas residents say "it is important" to keep the Mavs and Stars in Dallas, but half would "rather renovate Reunion Arena than build a new facility," according to Todd Gillman of the

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04/28/97
SEAHAWKS' STADIUM BID IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE'S COURT

The WA State Legislature approved legislation to place a bill regarding a new Seahawks stadium on the statewide ballot "on or before June 20," according to David Postman of the SEATTLE TIMES. The vote

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04/28/97
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