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PART OF LARGER PLAN: AOL Senior VP MARTY MOE said, “Our aim is to assemble the leading team of sports journalists in the country, and I believe we are well on our way. We want to be among the blue-chip brands out there, and we still see a great future for high-quality content. There’s obviously a sea change going on in terms of what’s happening with traditional media and business models therein. But we’re all about building a sustainable and scalable platform going forward that will support this kind of high-quality content.”
Merle Harmon Dies
MOMENT OF SILENCE: The AP reports former boxing announcer LES KEITER, who "was known for his radio re-creations" of MLB Giants broadcasts for N.Y. listeners after the team moved to S.F., died Tuesday at the age of 89 (AP, 4/16). MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez writes, "Aided by his Western Union ticker reports, taped crowd noise, a drumstick and wooden block alongside his microphone, Keiter recreated Giants games using telegraph reports that brought the play-by-play into the WINS studio. He filled in the rest with description based on his best guess as to what was happening" (MLB.com, 4/16).
Turner Joins FS Detroit
As General Sales Manager
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Jonny Flynn Has Signed With CAA Sports
Agent Leon Rose For Representation
NAMES: Cavaliers Owner DAN GILBERT and Indians President PAUL DOLAN yesterday pushed for Cuyahoga County (OH) commissioners "to allow for more public debate by postponing today's expected deal with a private developer" to bring a $425M medical mart and convention center to Cleveland (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/16)....Court documents show that suspended sprinter JUSTIN GATLIN has agreed to a settlement with the USADA, USOC, USATF and IAAF in a civil suit Gatlin filed, claiming that the four organizations "discriminated against him" based on the Americans for Disabilities Act (UNIVERSALSPORTS.com, 4/14)....The Pohlad Family Foundation yesterday pledged $20M in grants "to help businesses and nonprofits retain jobs, rehab houses and issue home and business loans" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 4/16)....PGA Tour Commissioner TIM FINCHEM yesterday played in the Pro-Am ahead of this week's Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head as DAVIS LOVE III's partner(CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/16)....Red Sox P CLAY BUCHHOLZ last month got engaged to NBC's "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model LINDSAY CLUBINE, and the couple are planning to wed November 14 at Trump National Golf Club in L.A. (BOSTON HERALD, 4/16)....Celtics F KEVIN GARNETT is featured on the cover of the May issue of Men's Fitness magazine, due out Monday (Celtics).