Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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A spokesperson for MONICA SELES denied published reports the 20-year old tennis star has gained 28 pounds and signed on to endorse a weight loss program (PARADE, 11/1)....TED WILLIAMS will introduce his official multi-media baseball autobiography, produced on CD-ROM on November 15 in Las Vegas (THE DAILY)....JIMMY JOHNSON announced plans for the Jimmy Johnson Three Rings Bar and Grill in Miami Beach. The grand opening celebration in January will coincide with a series of events during Super Bowl week (THE DAILY)....ERIC ANDERSON, head of Maricopa County's (AZ) MLB stadium effort, has been removed from his job. He had been under fire since taking free trips from a contractor. BARBARA COOPER was named the new Exec Director (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 11/2).... Author John Feinstein on 14-year-old VENUS WILLIAMS: "Everybody in tennis wants to make her a star because the sport needs an American star" ("CBS Evening News," 11/1).... INSIDE SPORTS magazine announced that STEDMAN GRAHAM, President of Chicago-based sports management, marketing and consulting firm Graham & Associates, will write regular commentary beginning with the December '94 issue (Inside Sports).