U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
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The Marlins have announced that BOB KRAMM's title has been changed from VP Sales and Advertising to VP of Sales and Marketing. The team also named NEAL BENDESKY Senior Dir of Corporate Sales and BEN CREED Dir of Corporate Sales and Promotions (SportsTicker)....The latest issue of THE SPORTING NEWS looks at the top six people in their annual list of the 100 Most Powerful People in Sports and tells what they have been doing this year, this month and what they have in store for the future. Those featured: RUPERT MURDOCH, PAUL TAGLIABUE, DAVID STERN, TED TURNER, BUD SELIG and DICK EBERSOL (TSN, 9/4 issue)....The firms of HOULIHAN, LOKEY HOWARD & ZUKIN and THE WHARTON GROUP have joined to form The Sports Consultancy (Sports Consultancy)....Giants Co-Owner BOB TISCH is featured in an ad for the WALL STREET JOURNAL in today's edition. Slogan: "I consider the Journal the 12th member of my team" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/1)....U.S. Olympic Swim Team members STEPHEN GILL and RICK MCNAIR will portray themselves in an upcoming episode of "Bay Watch" ("ET," 8/31)....The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is steamed at the $1,000 fines given to Seahawks RICK MIRER, CORTEZ KENNEDY and EUGENE ROBINSON for eating hot dogs on the sidelines during the team's final preseason game. In a direct challenge, the Council has sent coach DENNIS ERICKSON six pounds of wieners, daring the coach to resist their "great taste" (Hot Dog and Sausage Council). ....TONYA HARDING makes her singing debut this weekend in Portland, OR, with her band -- The Golden Blades. Harding and the Blades will perform covers of light pop in a benefit for muscular dystrophy (USA TODAY, 8/31). Harding was denied a request to cut 100 hours from her community service by an Oregon judge on Wednesday. Harding had also requested that half of the $50,000 she had pledged to the Oregon Special Olympics as part of her probation be given to Loaves and Fishes, another charity. The judge denied this request also (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/31).