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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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02/09/96
WALT DISNEY MERGER OK'D BY FCC; MCI HAS LAYOFFS

The FCC unanimously approved Walt Disney Co.''s acquisition of Cap Cities/ABC, but ordered the new company to sell radio and newspaper properties in Fort Worth and Pontiac-Detroit. Disney has one year

Tags: ABC, General Motors, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

02/09/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Sports and communications attorney PHILIP HOCHBERG has joined Washington, DC, law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand (Verner et al). WILLIAM GREATHOUSE has been named GM for Volume S

Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/09/96
CAP CITIES HOME AGAIN TO WORLD CUP AFTER MURDOCH REBUFFED

Cap Cites/ABC formally announced their $22M deal to televise the ''98 World Cup in France. Sepp Blatter, General Secretary of FIFA, said that ABC "was the only network" from the U.S. that showed inter

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/09/96
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: ALL THE KIDS ARE DOIN' IT

3,116 respondents, surveyed from May ''95 through January ''96, were asked: "Thinking only of sports that have emerged within the last 10 years, what''s the hottest new sport in America?" The "Generat

Tags: NASCAR, The Back of the Book

02/09/96
TEXAS STADIUM TO HOST SUPER BOWL XXXV?

It would take a fully closed roof, an additional 10,000 seats, and commitments for $5M to cover costs, but Irving, TX, officials are prepared to bring the Super Bowl to Texas Stadium. According to the

Tags: Facilities

02/09/96
OILERS STRIKE IT RICH IN RADIO DEAL IN NASHVILLE

The Oilers sold their radio rights in a 10-year deal to Nashville''s Dick Broadcasting Co., which, "in conjunction with Capitol Networks of Raleigh, NC, will begin to build the Oilers radio network."

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, NFL, Media

02/09/96
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

GM Corp. will face a trial in a lawsuit filed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar which claimed the automaker violated his privacy by using his former name, Lew Alcindor, in a ''93 TV ad (BLOOMBERG/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Tags: NASCAR

02/09/96
MLBPA OFFERS TAXING SALARIES BUT DELAYING LUXURY TAX

The MLBPA''s counteroffer to the owners'' floating-tax plan proposes taxing all players'' salaries in the first three years of a six year agreement, but the plan delays imposing a luxury tax on payrol

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/09/96
NIKE CONTINUES TO WRAP ITSELF IN THE FLAG

A series of Nike TV spots announcing Ken Griffey Jr.''s candidacy for President will be launched this week. Among those trumpeting Griffey''s campaign will be James Carville, apparently on loan from t

Tags: Dallas Stars, Nike, Southwest Sports Group

02/09/96
LIN TELEVISION AND RAYCOM LOOK TO SYNDICATE RANGERS GAMES

LIN Television has given Raycom rights to form a network of broadcast stations to syndicate Texas Rangers regionally. LIN acquired local TV rights to the Rangers in a five-year deal last October. Paul

Tags: Media

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