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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Dunlop Slazenger Corporation has named DICK LYONS as the new Senior VP/Marketing for the Worldwide Golf Group (Dunlop)....Orioles Asst GM FRANK ROBINSON turned down two different jobs offered him by new Padres President LARRY LUCCHINO. Robinson will remain with the Orioles for '95 (Baltimore SUN, 2/28)....MONIQUE STOKES has been named Dir of Programming at Prime Sports West (DAILY VARIETY, 2/28).
LAWRENCE TAYLOR's company, All-Pro Products Inc, hit an all- time low on the stock market yesterday following the collapse of its underwriter. The stock fell as low as 1 3/8 before closing up 5/8 at 2 3/4. Before underwriter Hanover Sterling & Co went out of business, the stock had been worth $5-6/share. The company, which started in '93 as maker of a sports drink, is currently concentrating on a new virtual reality-game for home computers (N.Y. POST, 2/28)....WALTER PAYTON is reportedly trying to build a $9.9M multi-use entertainment facility in Aurora, IL, housing a microbrewery that will produce a "Payton Pilsner" brand beer. The beer would be marketed nationally (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/28).