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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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12/03/97
CANADA'S ROGERS CABLE INCREASES ITS STAKE IN CTVSN

Rogers Cable, Canada''s "largest" cable company, "has quietly and without announcement doubled its ownership" in the new sports channel CTV Sports Net (CTVSN), according to William Houston of the Toro

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

12/03/97
GOLF DIGEST EXTENDS INTO RETAIL, WILL UNVEIL CATALOG IN '98

Golf Digest has entered into a long-term licensing deal with IL-based Successories to "develop a direct-mail catalog of golf gifts and apparel and a network of retail outlets to be called The Golf Com

12/03/97
GOING TO LATRELL ONCE TOO OFTEN? WILL SPREWELL BE FIRED?

The Warriors "are investigating whether they can get out of paying" Latrell Sprewell "ever again," after he tried to strangle and threatened to kill his head coach, P.J. Carlesimo, according to David

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Walt Disney

12/03/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Tennis Canada named STEVE MCALLISTER as its Senior Manager, Media Communications. McAllister, former Manager of Media Relations at the NHLPA, has agreed to an executive contract with the national gove

Tags: ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, McDonalds, MLS, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

12/03/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the chances of an outside buyer acquiring the Oilers "are getting stronger, although the league remains opposed to seeing the team leave Edmonton" (Toronto GLOB

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL, Tampa Bay Rays

12/03/97
WOODS INTERVIEWED IN BARBARA WALTERS' TEN FASCINATING PEOPLE

TIGER WOODS was named one of BARBARA WALTERS'' "10 Most Fascinating People of 1997." Walters said that ''97 "was without a doubt the year of the Tiger," and added that in his victory at The Masters, "

Tags: ABC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/03/97
FANS GET OFF SEEING THE WIZARDS IN THE LAND OF OZ

The MCI Center opened last night in Washington, DC, "amid pomp, prayers, and a presidential visit," according to Montgomery & Heath of the WASHINGTON POST. President Clinton arrived more than one hour

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, NBA, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

12/03/97
VISA REVISES SYDNEY SLOGAN; DO SPONSORS FEEL SOCOG PRESSURE?

Visa Int''l "was forced to scrap a planned worldwide slogan centered on the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games that was to say, ''Sydney prefers Visa,'' following the threat of legal action from the Sydney Cit

Tags: Eastman Kodak, IBM, Olympics, Visa, Xerox

12/03/97
TWO AL'S: NOT BUDDIES, NO PALS: RAIDERS BLAST ABC'S MICHAELS

The Raiders, "reacting to critical comments" from ABC''s Al Michaels, issued a "bizarre press release" Tuesday, accusing Michaels of "lacking ''truthfulness'' and ''morality,''" according to Ron Kroic

Tags: ABC, Denver Broncos, Franchises, Oakland Raiders, Walt Disney

12/03/97
DEBARTOLO'S RESIGNATION LEADS TO QUESTIONS ON TEAM'S FUTURE

49ers Owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. "abruptly resigned from the team and other business interests yesterday while apparently on the verge of being indicted in Louisiana for his role in obtaining a riverb

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Wilson Sporting Goods

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