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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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11/07/97
CONVERSE TO GET RUNNING START ON '98 BASKETBALL SHOE LINE

Converse Senior VP/Marketing James Solomon said the company "will try to capture consumers'' changing tastes toward less bulky athletic shoes with the introduction of a running-style basketball shoe"

Tags: Converse

11/07/97
AS CLOCK WINDS DOWN IN MN, POHLAD TRIES FOR A BUZZER BEATER

Amid a "political show of force," legislators, corporate and union leaders and the mayors of both Minneapolis and St. Paul "unveiled a plan" to transfer Twins ownership from Carl Pohlad to a nonprofit

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings

11/07/97
MLB'S EXPANSION DRAFT BROUGHT TO YOU BY REEBOK AND MBNA

Reebok has been named title sponsor and MBNA presenting sponsor of MLB''s Expansion Draft on November 18. Both will receive event signage, advertising on ESPN and ESPN2 during draft coverage and the r

Tags: ESPN, MBNA America Bank, MLB, Reebok, Walt Disney

11/07/97
NO JOY IN MUDVILLE FOR WORLD CHAMPS AS HUIZENGA TO SELL TEAM

Eleven days after winning the World Series, Wayne Huizenga is "unloading" the Marlins to a group headed by team President Don Smiley, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. H

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, MLB

11/07/97
TAGLIABUE TESTIFIES OVER TWO DAYS IN ST. LOUIS CASE

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue testified Tuesday and Wednesday in the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission''s (CVC) $130M antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. On Tuesday, Tagliabue said that ne

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, St. Louis Rams

11/07/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are ET. ABC''s NCAA Football included OSU-MSU; OKLA-NEB; USC-WASH; and NC ST-FSU. The numbers were gathered from the

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/07/97
FACILITY NOTES

Penske Motorsports said Wednesday that the NC Business Court in Charlotte ruled in its favor and dismissed a lawsuit by Speedway Motorsports Chair Bruton Smith. Smith filed the suit against Penske, NC

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, Int'l Speedway Corp.

11/07/97
TEAMS DEALS: WARRIORS END BATTLE; ROCKETS GROUNDED ON FOX?

After "months of wrangling and litigation" with SportsChannel Bay Area, the Warriors will announce today that they have signed a two-year deal that will give SportsChannel the broadcast rights to 30 g

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, News Corp./Fox, Portland Trail Blazers, Media, Vulcan Ventures

11/07/97
SHAQ OPENS NEW BUSINESS IN COMPTON TO HELP TROUBLED YOUTHS

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL has opened an apparel and marketing business in Compton, CA, in the "hope of creating jobs and keeping kids out of trouble," according to the L.A. TIMES. The $3M apparel facility, wh

Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/07/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NBA: In Atlanta, 41,122 tickets were sold as of yesterday afternoon for tonight''s Bulls-Hawks game at the Georgia Dome, making it the largest crowd ever for a basketball game in Georgia (ATLANTA CONS

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Bulls, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB, NBA, NFL, Sacramento Kings, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Cardinals, Time Warner, Washington Redskins

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