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  • Saying Goodbye

    Industry Mourns McCormack's Passing
    After Mark McCormack's death on Friday, IMG said that no major corporate shakeup is planned, stating in a release that McCormack "prepared the company well for this unthinkable eventuality." Today, THE DAILY offers a round-up of respects paid to McCormack over the weekend from his clients, partners, colleagues and competitors, as well as from columnists throughout the country. CBS Sports President Sean McManus: "McCormack literally created and fostered and led an entirely new worldwide industry."

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    “Doesn't say much about the reliability of the cars, does it? 'Here's some shoes. You're
    gonna need them!”

    — NBC's Jay Leno, on car makers marketing footwear via licensing deals with shoe companies
    ("The Tonight Show," 5/16).

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    Back In The Swing
    DC's PGA Tour event snaps up new title sponsor after Kemper backed out just one month ago.

    The Fun Will Come Out
    Preakness rating down 14%, but NBC, Visa must be licking their chops as Funny Cide preps for Triple Crown bid in N.Y.

    By George, He's Got It
    After some coaxing by IMS President, Indy 500 ekes out full 33-card field.

    Portune Hunter
    Hamilton Co. Commissioner files $200M antitrust suit against Bengals, NFL.

    East Coast Swing
    Details of Big East's counter-offer are scant, but some say Miami's exit to ACC not a done deal.

    Smoking A Cuban
    Spurs shutting Mavericks' Texas territory out of tickets for Western Conference final.

    Planting The Seeds
    Pasadena-friendly Rose Bowl plan called just a "jumping-off point" for talks with NFL.

    Better Left Unsaid
    Does NBPA President Michael Curry's stated interest in team ownership constitute a conflict of interest?

    Who Needs Protection?
    Conagra's Banquet frozen food brand replaces Protection One as title sponsor of Kansas Speedway's Winston Cup event.

    Come On, Come On, Let's Get Together
    Comcast's Brian Roberts tempers comments on ESPN, touts importance of operator-programmer partnership.

    Just Needs A Breather
    Vijay Singh says withdrawal from Colonial is unrelated to Annika Sorenstam.

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