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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JUWAN HOWARD, who graduated Saturday from Michigan: "When I left early and told people I was going to go back to school and get my degree, a lot of them didn't believe me. It wasn't like I was trying to go out and prove something to anyone, I was doing it for myself and my family." Howard plans on attending graduate school someday ("Sunday SportsDay," ESPN, 4/30)....MICHAEL JORDAN, who was ESPN's "Sunday Conversation," talked about his father's death and how he feels about the individuals implicated for the murder possibly getting the death penalty: "If they kill those guys, it doesn't mean much to me, because my father's gone." Jordan, on his relationship with his sponsors: "We're all partners, they get something, I get something" (ESPN, 4/30). Former Laker JAMES WORTHY has been named to the board of the Watts Foundation Community Trust Organization (L.A. TIMES, 4/30).....According to reports in the L.A. TIMES, fired Kings Coach BARRY MELROSE may be in the ESPN studio for the playoffs (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/29)....GRANT HILL on being named to PEOPLE's "50 Most Beautiful People:" "I'm so thin that when I go to the beach, I don't take my shirt off" (Baltimore SUN, 4/30).