ESPN's Jed Drake Talks World Cup Prep Miami (Ohio)Trustees OK $13M Facility Sporting Park Enjoys Banner Year SEC Network Launch Campaign Previewed Cobb County Getting Road Improvements More Big Free-Agent Deals In MLB Sources: Fox Keeps UEFA Champions League Sports World Pays Tribute To Mandela Classified Advertisements Financial Boon In Store For Arizona State?
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Tribune Co. has named its President & COO JOHN MADIGAN to be the company's new CEO. The move was "widely expected." Madigan declined to comment immediately on his plans for the company, which owns the Cubs (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/3). ....ANNE MCCOY was named assistant AD for Business and Finance at St. Louis Univ.....PAUL BOGEN was named full-time Commissioner of the Northeast 10 Conference (Sports Ticker). ...STEVE CARPOWICH, formerly of San Deigo p.r. firm, Brice & Associates, has become the Dir of Advertising for the CFL San Antonio Texans (SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT, 5/2)....MARK HEBSCHER will be the new radio voice for the CFL Argonauts (TORONTO STAR, 5/3)....The USBL Jersey Turnpikes named STEVE MATARANTE Assistant GM for Marketing Ops (MIAMI HERALD, 5/2).
Panthers Owner JERRY RICHARDSON has officially stepped down as Chair of Flagstar Companies, operator of Denny's restaurants, in order to spend more time on his football team (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/3)....The '95 MLB All-Star Game host committee was announced Monday. Among the 33 members chosen: Dallas Mayor STEVE BARTLETT, Arlington Mayor RICHARD GREENE, Rangers President TOM SCHIEFFER, Fort Worth Mayor KAY GRANGER, Dallas County judge LEE JACKSON, and Tarrant County Judge TOM VANDERGRIFF (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/2)....Former Kings coach BARRY MELROSE will serve as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2 for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (ESPN)....NBC Sports' DICK ENBERG and BOB HAMMEL, Sports Editor of THE HERALD-TIMES in Bloomington, Ind. were announced yesterday as the winners of the Curt Gowdy Award for broadcast and print coverage of basketball (N.Y. TIMES, 5/3)....PGA golfer PAUL AZINGER was on "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book and his fight with cancer (CBS, 5/3)....The N.Y. DAILY NEWS reported today that LAWRENCE TAYLOR is thinking about returning to the NFL, possibly as a Patriot (5/3)....The N.Y. TIMES estimates that Magic Owner RICH DEVOS has donated $18.5M to his charitable foundation (N.Y. TIMES, 4/30).... Red Sox DH JOSE CANSECO is the "Inside Interview" in the latest edition of INSIDE SPORTS. Canseco, who has established his own sports agency: "You hear horror stories every day: agents taking clients away from agencies, CPAs stealing money from corporations. Things like that can happen." Canseco, on whether he believes that Latin players have a hard time getting endorsements: "It depends a lot on what a company needs, what it's looking for. There still is a stereotype, a double standard that exists. We're not over that yet" (INSIDE SPORTS, 6/95 issue)....Former MLB pitcher SAM MCDOWELL is profiled in the latest PITTSBURGH magazine. McDowell, a "licensed addiction counselor," has a "holistic approach to athlete problem-solving." His services have been used by the Blue Jays (PITTSBURGH, 5/95 issue).....