TBS To Film Series About Kenny Smith Dodgers Renew Rights With KLAC-AM Fox Unveils MLB Playoff On-Air Talent NHL Closes On $1.4B Credit Facility All-Female Sports Talk Show To Debut SI, Travel Channel Plan Swimsuit Series T'Wolves Line Up Midnight Event AEG Seeks Extension On L.A. Stadium Project FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule Sources: Chivas USA Suspending Operations
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Reebok International, Ltd. has announced JOHN ROGERS as new category director for outdoor, DUNCAN FINNIGAN as new category director for walking, and DON RAWSON as new U.S. soccer promotions manager ....Converse has named THOMAS NELSON Senior VP of Sales (SPORTING GOODS BUSINESS, 5/95).
JERRY SLOAN has been tagged as an assistant basketball coach for LENNY WILKENS and the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 5/12)....TOM ABRAMSON, VP of Marketing for Sega, on athletes attending the E3 show in L.A.: "They're playing [video games] in the locker room and they're playing them on buses and planes, and that's really how we get our feedback. That's how we get these guys to help us understand how to create the best sports video games" ("Press Box," PRIME, 5/12)....CBS' BILLY PACKER, on KEVIN GARNETT's decision to skip college and apply for the NBA draft: "I think it is a tragic situation what we have right now on this level of basketball, and I think it is time that the NBA, the NCAA, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the NBA Players Association really had a summit to decide what is in the best interest of these young people" ("The CBS Sports Show," 5/13)....TERRY HOLLAND has been named UVA A.D. (Mult., 5/13)....Baltimore's new AHL team announced the addition of women's tennis star PAM SHRIVER and attorney ED BRUSH to the ownership group (Baltimore SUN, 5/13).