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NFL Properties has named SCOTT LANCASTER Dir of Youth Development. He was formerly the Advertising and Marketing Dir of Outside Kids magazine (NFL)....MLS has named DAN COURTEMANCHE Dir of Communications. He was formerly Dir of Media Relations for the CISL (MLS)....Empire Sports has announced the following appointments: DAN ROZANSKI and STEVE CUCCIA have been named Senior Account Managers; JIM HARRINGTON has been appointed Vendor Programs Manager; MATT SPATH, Account Manager; and STEPHANIE LEMAITRE, Amin Asst. The Sabres have named DEIDRE DANIELS Community Relations Coordinator (Sabres)....ROB VOGEL has been promoted to VP & COO of The Bonham Group (Bonham Group)....Nuggets and Avalanche Exec VP SHAWN HUNTER has been named Marketing VP for CO Ski Country USA (AP, 11/9)....The Houston Aeros named JONATHAN ZALE Dir of Merchandising (Aeros).
Entrepreneur DREW PEARSON was profiled on HBO's "Inside the NFL" (HBO)....Cardinals kicker GREG DAVIS has filed a grievance against the club for not paying him contract incentives that could be worth up to an extra $100,000 per year. ... Also, agent HAROLD LEWIS filed suit claiming Cards coach BUDDY RYAN induced two of his former clients, both Cardinals players, to choose new agents, one being Ryan's son (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 11/10).