Philips Arena Renovation Could Start Soon "TMNT" Returning As Chicagoland Race Sponsor Goodell: NFL "Studying" Marijuana Use Joshua-Klitschko To Draw Record Crowd NFL Draft Overnight Best Since '14 Sources: Pacers' Bird Stepping Down Raiders Hosting Draft Party In Las Vegas SBJ In-Depth: Facilities - Concessions Jack Link's Gets Creative With Draft Exposure Sharapova's Return Injects Needed Star Power
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HAROLD WESTLEY, Jr. has been elected president and CEO of Spectacor Management Group (SMG). He had been exec VP and chief financial officer since May of '93. SMG is the nation's largest facility management company (Spectacor).... National Cycle League founder PETER O'NEILL has been "stripped" of most of his responsibilities by the NCL Board and replaced by Portland landowner and attorney JOHN BILLINGTON. Cycling Columnist Mark Evangelista writes that O'Neil was met "with a task that no one wanted -- bringing cycling to the masses with a gimicky format" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/27)....Sara Lee Corp., Champion sports apparel's parent company, has named JUDITH SPRIESER Senior VP and CFO. She succeeds MICHAEL MURPHY, who remains Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer and a director. Former Corporate Development VP STEVEN STANBROOK will take Sprieser's former position as President and CEO of Sara Lee Bakery North America (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/28).
KMart Corp. is considering hiring R.H. Macy & co. Chair MYRON ULLMAN as President and COO. The company is "under pressure from stockholders" to hire a second leader with current Chair, President and CEO JOSEPH ANTONINI (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/28)....USA Hockey has nominated GUY HEBERT and ERIN WHITTEN, '94 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, for the U.S. Olympic Committee's SportsMan and SportsWoman of the Year Award (USA Hockey)....GLENN ROBINSON will not be the richest man from Gary, IN even if he gets a $100M contract. MICHAEL JACKSON holds that title (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/28)....This morning's L.A. TIMES profiles Walt Disney Senior Exec VP SANFORD LITVACK who is "invisible to Wall Street" but has emerged as a "de facto second in command" to Chair MICHAEL EISNER (L.A. TIMES, 10/28).... CNN's Fred Hickman said "it is being reported in Chicago" that MICHAEL JORDAN will be promoted to Triple A Nashville next season. ("Sports Tonight," CNN, 10/27)....CHRIS EVERT spoke with Barbara Walters this morning concerning a tournament she will host this weekend to raise money to fight drug abuse and to help abused and neglected children in South Florida ("Good Morning America," ABC, 10/28).