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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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03/17/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

AD AGE''s Bob Garfield reviews the Santa Monica, CA- based Suissa Miller''s Boston Market ads featuring ESPN''s Keith Olbermann, calling them a "true delight." Garfield: "The casting is inspired, a pe

Tags: Converse, ESPN, MLB, New York Yankees, Nike, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals, YankeeNets

03/17/97
MARINERS BALLPARK SCHEDULE MAY BE DELAYED BY COURT RULING

The Mariners and the Public Facilities District (PFD) said the scheduled spring ''99 opening for a new ballpark for the Mariners "has been jeopardized" by a state Supreme Court decision, according to

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Mariners

03/17/97
MEDIA NOTES

European media companies Bertelsmann and Axel Springer have jointly set up an online sports channel, Sportkanal, scheduled to debut this summer (AD AGE, 3/14)....In Philadelphia, WIP GM Tom Bigby is p

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NCAA, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/14/97
STRUG FILES SUIT AGAINST MAGIC PROMOTIONS OVER TOUR PAYMENT

Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court against FL-based Magic Promotions Inc. "claiming she is owed more than $850,000 of a guaranteed $1.13 million," according t

Tags: Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

03/14/97
GUMBEL SAYS NEW OPPORTUNITIES WILL NOT INCLUDE SPORTS

Bryant Gumbel officially joined CBS News yesterday, saying "it offered him the right combination of ''people'' and ''opportunity,''" according to Josef Adalian of the N.Y. POST. Gumbel said he "has no

Tags: CBS, HBO, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

03/14/97
A REMAKE OF HAIR? NO, HBO PICTURES TO PRESENT DON KING STORY

HBO Pictures will produce the biographical drama "Don King," according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Actor Ving Rhames, who starred in "Pulp Fiction" and "Mission: Impossible," will pla

Tags: HBO, Showtime, Media, Time Warner

03/14/97
MEDIA NOTES

NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay writes that his "spies" say UPN "could emerge as a possible bidder for NBA rights" (NEWSDAY, 3/14)....NBA VP/GM Communications Group Brian McIntyre, when asked about CBS analyst

Tags: CBS, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, UPN, Viacom

03/14/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN will be the featured speaker April 8 for the Rollins College Scholarship Night with the Crummer Graduate School of Business as host (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 3/14)....TV Guide wi

Tags: ESPN, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

03/14/97
WHALERS OFFER ON THE TABLE: DECISION EXPECTED IN TWO WEEKS

CT Gov. John Rowland "said he has made his best offer" to keep the Whalers in Hartford, "and now the team''s owners must decide whether to stay," according to Christopher Keating of the HARTFORD COURA

Tags: Franchises

03/14/97
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO VROOM

The following ESPN Chilton poll questioned 1000 people in February ''96 and 1,500 people in ''97 about their interest in auto racing. NASCAR and Indy Car interest were only asked of racing fans. Perce

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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