Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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Clark Leaving MillerCoors In July
EXECS: The Warriors promoted assistant coach TRAVIS SCHLENK to Dir of Player Personnel and college scout SCOTT PRUNEAU to Dir of Scouting. The team also named assistant coach LARRY HARRIS Consultant/Scout (Warriors)....Foot Locker has confirmed that CEO MATT SERRA is stepping down from the position and will be replaced by JC Penney President KEN HICKS, effective August 17. Serra will remain as Foot Locker Chair until his retirement in January (N.Y. POST, 6/26)....Atlanta-based law firm Berman Fink Van Horn named SCOTT MORAN Partner. Moran is a former corporate counsel with AT&T and Turner Broadcasting and is the lawyer leading Atlanta's efforts in support of the U.S. bid to host the FIFA World Cup in '18 or '22 (THE DAILY).
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Brand Makes Rare Public Appearance To
Accept Pathfinder Award In Indianapolis
WALK IN THE PARK: Red Sox Owner JOHN HENRY on Saturday married LINDA PIZZUTI onboard Henry’s 164-foot-yacht, with a reception featuring band Maroon 5 held afterward in Fenway Park’s outfield. The guest list included MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG, Celtics CEO & Managing Partner WYC GROUSBECK and Managing Partner STEVE PAGLIUCA, Red Sox GM THEO EPSTEIN and filmmaker KEN BURNS (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/28). Others on the guest list included Red Sox President LARRY LUCCHINO, Dolphins CEO MIKE DEE and Roush Fenway Racing co-Owner JACK ROUSH (BOSTON HERALD, 6/28).
DRIVING FORCE: BEN KENNEDY, the son of ISC Vice Chair & President LESA FRANCE KENNEDY, has won three of the 13 Pro Truck races this season, and he is leading the points standings. But the ORLANDO SENTINEL’s Steven Cole Smith notes it has been a “tough couple of years for both” Lesa and Ben, as BILL FRANCE JR., Lesa’s father, died in June ’07 and a month later, DR. BRUCE KENNEDY, Lesa’s husband, was killed in a plane crash. Lesa, in a rare interview, said, “Ben and I are doing really well. First and foremost is that I know my dad would want us to go on, and my husband would, too. They were very different individuals, but they were both so full of life” (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 6/29).
GIANT OF INDUSTRY: In California, Jim Welte profiles MLB Giants Senior VP & CFO JOHN YEE, and writes Yee’s 17-year tenure has “extended from the nervous early 1990s that saw the club exploring relocation, through the boon of the new ballpark and the [BARRY] BONDS years to today’s economic downturn.” Giants President & COO LARRY BAER: “He’s kind of like our secret weapon” (Marin INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, 6/29).
Marbury Likely To Keep
NBPA Attorney As His Agent