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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HART HOOTON has been named New Media Manager for Sports Illustrated. He joins SI from the Corporate Marketing and Sales division of Hearst magazines (SI).
Former Colgate-Palmolive Chair & CEO DAVID FOSTER has been named the '95 honoree of the LPGA Commissioner's Award (LPGA)....JOHN FEINSTEIN's new book "Winter Games" is alleged to take some "none-too-fictional shots" at Georgetown Head Basketball Coach JOHN THOMPSON and his relationship with Nike (WASHINGTONIAN, 11/95 issue)....Bills QB JIM KELLY, and Dolphins KEITH BYARS, O.J. MCDUFFIE, TERRY KIRBY, and ERIC GREEN were all at World Series Game 3 in Cleveland last night (NBC, 10/24)....Nine-year-old sportscaster SPARKY MORTIMER continued his World Series updates for David Letterman last night. On his day off Sparky spent his time throwing ice and rolls out of his hotel window ("Late Show," CBS, 10/24)....JOE THEISMANN paid a visit to Jay Leno ("Tonight Show," NBC, 10/24)....Piston guard MARK MACON will open Macon's Music Cafe in Detroit this week (DETROIT NEWS, 10/25)....A disgruntled SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, after learning he may be out 5-6 weeks for a hand injury suffered from a physical foul: "Next time I get chopped, I'm going to have to give 'em some of my Shaq Fu stuff" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 10/24)....Former Blue Jay GM PAT GILLICK is profiled in today's GLOBE & MAIL. Although begin pursued by other baseball organizations, Gillick has been studying the acquisition of a junior team in the Ontario Hockey League for Maple Leaf Gardens (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/25)....Red Sox CEO JOHN HARRINGTON was featured on NESN's "Front Row" this week. Harrington, on the delay in reaching a labor agreement: "The economic issues are so complex in terms of how do you really design an economic system that treats the players fairly and lets the clubs earn sufficient money so they can plow it back into the development of their teams. ... It's almost impossible to do that right now in light of the work stoppage which created economic chaos in the industry" (NESN, 10/23).....Houston Aeros Owner CHUCK WATSON's NGC natural gas trading company is profiled in the latest FORBES (FORBES, 11/6 issue). >>>>>>>>>>>> REMINDER <<<<<<<<<<<< Keep those nominations for "Sports Industrialist of the Year" coming! Remember, nominees should have a clear and definable impact on the industry, work daily to further its strength and growth, and demonstrate creative and innovative thought. Nominations can be made in writing, on video or in person. Please submit all entries by November 3 at 5pm.