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Tampa prepares for NHL All-Stars, Gasparilla on same weekend

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As the 2016-17 National Hockey League season nears its conclusion, thoughts turned to next season and the NHL All-Star Game. Commissioner Gary Bettman was in town to join a press conference at Amalie Arena to talk about recent awarding of next year’s game to Tampa Bay. Bettman was the first to discuss the dates of All-Star Weekend, January 26-28, coinciding with Gasparilla activities. He was undaunted by any logistical challenges and the league was well aware of the Tampa tradition…

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NBA slam dunk contest scores big on TV, social media

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What many are saying was the best dunk contest in All-Star weekend history has delivered record numbers across the NBA’s social media platforms and propelled TNT to a win in the time slot on Saturday night. The matchup between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon peaked with an average of 7 million viewers between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, which was the highest number across all of cable television. LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Orlando Magic’s Gordon in…

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