U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
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It's official, ANDY MacPHAIL took the helm of the Cubs as president and CEO. CNN's Fred Hickman on the Cubs hiring of MacPhail: "There are reports indicating that some current members of the Cubs organization could go, including GM Larry Himes, and field manager Tom Trebelhorn" ("Sports Tonight," 9/9).....MARK LaNEVE has been named director of advertising and market planning for GM's Cadillac Motor Car Division. He formerly was Cadillac's dir. of merchandising (AD AGE, 9/12)....Former Kings GM NICK BEVERLEY was named director of player personnel for the Maple Leafs (L.A. TIMES, 9/11)....JONATHAN MILLER, VP of program planning and development at NBC Sports has been promoted to senior VP of sports programming at the network (INSIDE MEDIA, 9/7 issue).
GARY MCCORD -- banned by the Masters two weeks ago as a CBS golf commentator -- plans to "practice my butt off" to qualify for the Masters as a player (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 9/10)....FINANCIAL TIMES' Keith Wheatley detailed Int'l Amateur Athletic Federation president PRIMO NEBIOLO's attempts to succeed IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch (FINANCIAL TIMES, 9/10)....CNN's "Pinnacle" profiled IMG CEO Mark McCormack, "sports' first super agent" (CNN, 9/11).