Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies At 88 Astros Name Rykoff Social Media Manager Leafs, Raptors Raise Season-Ticket Prices Executive Transactions Ducks Bankroll Rinks, High School League Stroumboulopoulos Expected To Host "HNIC" Names In The News NHL Franchise Notes Famed MLB Surgeon Frank Jobe Dies At 88 Devils Slip To 27th In Attendance
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/Issue 87/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published January 25, 2007
COUNTER POINT: Japanese nationalists “plan to produce a film on the massacre known as the Rape of Nanking to contradict a series of films to be released this year, its 70th anniversary.” The film is tentatively titled “THE TRUTH OF NANJING” (N.Y. TIMES, 1/25). Capitals Owner TED LEONSIS financed one of the aforementioned films, a documentary titled “THE RAPE OF NANKING,” which is being screened at the Sundance Film Festival (THE DAILY).
| Crosby Accepts Leadership
Award From Messier
CHARITY STRIPE: The PGA TOUR this week donated $250,000 to each of three military charities during a luncheon held in conjunction with the Buick Invitational. In ’06, the Tour raised $750,000 for AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU a nationwide program launched by the U.S. Dept. of Defense (PGA Tour)....The REDS will pay to renovate several baseball fields in Louisville this year after spending about $30,000 to upgrade fields last year as part of its Community Fund outreach project (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 1/25).
BEST WISHES: Yankees COO LONN TROST is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack last Thursday during the MLB owners’ meeting in Arizona. He “could return to work as early as next week” (Bergen RECORD, 1/25).