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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ROBERT PARRISH has filed a lawsuit against the estate of the late BOB WOOLF, charging mismanagement of Parish's pension fund. The suit claims that Woolf received "excessive commissions and fees while mis-managing Parish's pension and investment funds." Parish's attorney, Sydelle Pittas said the damage figure was "close" to $300,000. Officials at Bob Woolf Associates said they knew nothing about the suit and had recently spoken to Parish, who they still represent, and "had sensed no ill-will" (Peter May, BOSTON GLOBE, 12/9).
JACK LAWN, Yankees chief of operations, resigned to become Chair and CEO of the Century Council, a non-profit, anti-alcohol abuse organization (USA TODAY, 12/9)....Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER is considering making a bid to buy the Arlington International Racecourse just outside of Chicago (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 12/9)....NICK PRICE was named PGA Tour player of the Year (PGA)
Darryl Strawberry and his agent Eric Goldschmidt were indicted for tax evasion yesterday for failing to report $500,000 in income from autograph signing and other promotions between '86-'90. The N.Y. DAILY NEWS is reporting today that federal investigators are looking at other players, agents and promoters involved in the multi-million dollar sports-memorabilia business. Strawberry and Goldschmidt are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday (Kleinknecht/Madden/Smith, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/9).