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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MICHAEL RIBERO was named Exec VP/Marketing at Sega of America. Ribero, 38, was Exec VP at Hilton Hotel Corp (ADVERTISING AGE, 2/20 issue)....JOE BOHRINGER, 24, was promoted to Dir of Baseball Operations for the Ottawa Lynx, the Expos AAA affiliate. He was the team's Assistant Dir of Baseball Operations (Lynx)....MSG Public Relations head PAUL SCHNEIDER has been named VP of Communications for SportsChannel New York (N.Y. NEWSDAY, 2/20).
After creating a "furor" last week by telling "Late Show" host DAVID LETTERMAN he would like to play for the Bullets if his father, ex-NFL star CALVIN HILL, bought the team, GRANT HILL says that he's "out of the talk show scene ... for a while." As for the Bullets, Grant says his father is not in the market (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/21)....Former Piston and current Detroit entrepreneur DAVE BING is featured as "1994 Newsmaker of the Year," in the current issue of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. A new health club with an emphasis on basketball, owned by Piston JOE DUMARS, is also featured (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 2/13-19). Dumars' club, the "Joe Dumars Fieldhouse" was also featured on "CBS This Morning." Dumars says this is part of his goal to someday own a pro franchise (CBS, 2/22)....Former Red Sox great SAM MALONE made a guest appearance on "Frasier" last night. Frasier to Malone: "You are not in Seattle because of the Mariners." Malone: "No ballplayer is in Seattle because of the Mariners" (NBC, 2/21).