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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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08/08/96
COUNTDOWN ON HOLD: MCLANE DOESN'T ASK TO RELOCATE - - YET

Astros Owner Drayton McLane did not ask for formal consideration for franchise relocation nor did he seek permission to resume negotiations with Virginia Baseball Inc. during meetings with the MLB Exe

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

08/08/96
NEW PIRATES OWNERSHIP LOSES A MAJOR INVESTOR

Frank Fuhrer II, one of the partners in Pittsburgh Pirates Acquisition Inc., who helped Kevin McClatchy buy the troubled franchise, has withdrawn from the partnership and taken his $5M with him. Accor

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates

08/08/96
ANOTHER OFF-THE-FIELD SETBACK FOR THE RAIDERS

About 4,500 Raiders season ticket holders decided not to renew their PSLs this year, according to the S.F. CHRONICLE. This erases the "small step forward" the team''s marketing effort took when 1,800

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

08/08/96
NEXT NBA CONTRACT IMBROGLIO? MAGIC PROBE LAKERS- SHAQ DEAL

The Magic "have moved closer to filing tampering charges" with the NBA against the Lakers over the signing of Shaquille O''Neal, according to this morning''s ORLANDO SENTINEL. Since the signing, the l

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

08/08/96
PICKING UP STEAM: ADIDAS REPORTS BOOST IN PROFITS

Adidas yesterday reported a 56.3% increase in pre-tax profits to $167M for the first half of the year, according to the FINANCIAL TIMES. Wolfgang Munchau reports the profits come "ahead of market expe

Tags: Washington Nationals

08/08/96
FULL SWING: SQUARE TWO RE-UPS WITH LPGA

Fairfield, NJ-based Square Two Golf, the Official Club of the LPGA since ''81, has announced an extension of its licensing agreement through 2003, with a two-year option to renew through 2005. The agr

Tags: LPGA, Minnesota Lynx

08/08/96
WHAT'S TAKING LOS ANGELES SO LONG?

A new $240M, 20,000-seat downtown arena for the Lakers and Kings could lead to a "revival" in L.A., writes L.A. TIMES columnist James Flanigan. But, unless the city "gets it act together" the proposed

Tags: AEG, Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers

08/08/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MLB officially announced the appointment of JAMES MASTERSON as Chief Information Officer for MLB Enterprises. Masterson will be responsible for "collecting and analyzing data pertinent to the marketin

Tags: MLB, People and Pop Culture

08/08/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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Tags: The Back of the Book

08/08/96
FATE OF TAMPA STADIUM MAY RIDE PIGGYBACK ON EDUCATION ISSUE

A poll commissioned by the TAMPA TRIBUNE shows that voters currently favor a half-cent increase in Hillsborough County''s sales tax by 50 to 40%, with 10% undecided. However, Joe Henderson reports if

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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