SBD/Issue 129/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published March 24, 2009
|Armstrong's Injury Could Hinder
Tour De France Preparations
CHANGING PITCHES: In Boston, Donna Goodison reports with P CURT SCHILLING yesterday retiring from MLB, he now will have "more time to focus" on his videogame company, 38 Studios. Schilling today will participate in the GamesBeat videogame conference in S.F., where he will address "his goals for the company," which he founded in '06. The studio currently is developing a "so-called massively multiplayer online game with a fantasy theme" (BOSTON HERALD, 3/24).
Reynolds Describes The Life Of
Journeyman Professional Tennis Player
NAMES: More than 400 Miami-area businesses Friday attended a workshop by the NFL Emerging Business Program, which aims to "provide local, minority and women-owned businesses" with Super Bowl-related business. NFL Manager of Special Events Business Development TISHA FORD said that a "record number of businesses have expressed interest in the program" for next year's Super Bowl XLIV in Miami (MIAMI HERALD, 3/21)....Cleveland-based financial planning company Prim Capital Corp. has filed a $250,000 breach of contract lawsuit against former NBAer SCOTTIE PIPPEN, a former client. Prim runs the NBPA Financial Awareness Program and was hired, and later fired, by Pippen to help with financial matters. Prim investment adviser TODD HUNTER is the son of NBPA Exec Dir BILLY HUNTER (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/24)....Yankees SS DEREK JETER is building a 30,875-square-foot home in Tampa with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms (N.Y. POST, 3/24)....Comedian JEFF FOXWORTHY and Falcons Owner ARTHUR BLANK's foundation were honored at Fun Fete, a gala in Atlanta benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. Falcons FB OVIE MUGHELLI was among the more than 400 attendees, while Red Sox P JOHN SMOLTZ sent in a video tribute (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/23).
IN MEMORY: Former Boston Globe Exec Sports Editor ERNIE ROBERTS died yesterday morning at the age of 88 of complications from a stroke he suffered last week. Boston Globe sports columnist BOB RYAN said of Roberts, who worked at the newspaper from '47-83, "The Globe sports department that gained great fame and glory in the '70s, '80s, and '90s would not have taken the form or shape it did without Ernie Roberts" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/24).