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Names In The News
Published September 3, 2009
|Peter King Profiled In SI|
KING GEORGE: YES Network last night profiled the ownership tenure of Yankees Chair GEORGE STEINBRENNER on the latest episode of its "Yankeeography" series. Yankees Vice Chair JENNIFER STEINBRENNER SWINDAL said her father "to the world is a larger-than-life figure, but from a daughter's point-of-view he's this amazing family man. It's a side most people don't know." Steinbrenner is also an avid horseman, owning a horse farm, and Yankees co-Chair Hank Steinbrenner said of his father, "He loves horse racing every bit as much as baseball" ("Yankeeography," YES, 9/2).
SHOWING THEIR STRIPES: HBO last night aired the fourth installment of "Hard Knocks" with the Bengals, and part of the show focused on Exec VP Katie Blackburn, who is Owner Mike Brown’s daughter. She said she worked with the team "part-time during high school and college and would work with my dad on negotiating the contracts with the players, so I sort of had all that background before I went to law school and before I came over." Meanwhile, coach Marvin Lewis addressed the issue of Twitter with the team. Lewis: "Do not say anything that you wouldn't say in a public interview" ("Hard Knocks," HBO, 8/2).
TIME TO PAY THE BILLS: Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN's attorneys have "filed a motion in the insider trading case" the SEC brought against Cuban to "make the government pay for Cuban's legal bills." The attorneys argued that the case, which was "thrown out by a federal judge this summer," was "so weak that it shouldn't have been even brought against Cuban" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 9/3).
Carville (l), Matalin Named Co-Chairs Of
Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee