SBD/Issue 204/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

Former ATPer MICHAEL CHANG, late IMG Founder, Chair & CEO MARK MCCORMACK and late Tennis Week magazine Founder EUGENE SCOTT Saturday were inducted into the Int'l Tennis HOF. HOFer JOHN MCENROE "spoke fondly of Scott," saying he was a "tennis renegade" and a mentor to him. Scott's wife, POLLY, said her husband "cared passionately about tennis for more than 40 years." Former WTAer MONICA SELES described McCormack as "so far ahead of his time," and she remembered him "not only as a great businessman but as a husband, father and loyal friend." McCormack's wife, former WTAer BETSY NAGELSON, said that "few people were more passionate about tennis than her husband and described tennis festivals they held at their Orlando home every Christmas," welcoming "world-class players and hackers alike, and there were only three rules: McCormack's opponent got only one serve, had to hit the ball within his reach and could not lob" (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 7/13).

Staubach Could Take Home Up To
$87.2M From Sale Of Real Estate Co.
NAMES: LANCE ARMSTRONG yesterday joined 2,874 cyclists, joggers and cancer survivors in San Jose for the Livestrong Challenge, his fundraiser to "empower people affected by cancer" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 7/14)....Roush Fenway Racing Owner JACK ROUSH is building a hangar at Concord Regional Airport in Concord, North Carolina. Roush will pay $3,948 annually as part of a 20-year lease on the 19,740 square feet of airport property (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/13)....Pro Football HOFer ROGER STAUBACH has sold Staubach Co., his commercial real estate company, and his personal take could total up to $87.2M. Meanwhile, Staubach's attention has turned to "putting on a world-class Super Bowl in 2011" in Arlington, Texas. Staubach: "I'm excited about that because Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, this whole region is going to really benefit. I'm worried about making sure it's done right. There's plenty for me to do" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 7/13)....Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has commissioned SI’s JON WERTHEIM to write a book on the July 6 RAFAEL NADAL-ROGER FEDERER Wimbledon men’s singles final titled, “STROKES OF GENIUS,” set to be published next year (N.Y. TIMES, 7/11)....U.S. Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau Saturday appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where he discussed competing with testicular cancer and delaying his surgery to compete in the Beijing Olympics. Shanteau: “If I’m not thinking about it, I don’t even know it’s there” (“Today,” NBC, 7/12)....BMXer MIKE SPINNER Saturday performed some tricks outside of  CBS’ “The Early Show” studio (“The Saturday Early Show,” CBS, 7/12).

IN MEMORY: HARRIET IRSAY, the mother of Colts Owner JIM IRSAY, died Friday at the age of 87 (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 7/13).

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