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SBD/Issue 15/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published October 2, 2009
|Teaser Of Chris Bosh's Documentary "First Ink"
Will Be Shown At Canadian Sport Film Festival
LOST IN TRANSLATION: In L.A., Kurt Streeter profiles Dodgers interpreter KENJI NIMURA, and writes, "Few outside the team are aware of Nimura." Even "ardent fans know next to nothing" about him. Dodgers GM NED COLLETTI: "His job requires blending in. He's maybe the best at what he does, but not too many people really know what he does. How he cares" (L.A. TIMES, 10/2).
NAMES: Scenes from Disney's upcoming film, "SECRETARIAT," will be filmed at Churchill Downs starting Monday. Officials said that filming at the track is "expected to last five days" (BLOODHORSE.com, 10/1)....Nets G DEVIN HARRIS, C BROOK LOPEZ, F YI JIANLIAN, F EDUARDO NAJERA, G KEYON DOOLING, G RAFER ALSTON, C JOSH BOONE, F TRENTON HASSELL and F TONY BATTIE will purchase a total of 600 full Nets season tickets for the '09-10 season, which will be distributed to underprivileged youth groups and non-profit organizations in the metropolitan area (Nets)....Disney President & CEO Robert Iger Thursday accepted an invitation to join the BOD of the USA Bid Committee in its efforts to bring the FIFA World Cup to the U.S. in '18 or '22 (Walt Disney Co.)....The ESPN Zone restaurant in Atlanta has closed in part due to the “current economy.” The restaurant opened in January ’00 (AJC.com, 10/1)....Officials said that ANDRE AGASSI's September 26 benefit concert "raised nearly" $8M to support his public charter school in Las Vegas. Officials added that Agassi's foundation "received a pledge" of $7.5M over five years from the Engelstad Family Foundation (AP, 9/30)....Tijuana Mayor JORGE RAMOS was "expected to throw out the first pitch" at Tuesday's Dodgers-Padres game at Petco Park in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. But Ramos "ran late and instead was presented with a Padres jersey by team officials" (NORTH COUNTY TIMES, 9/30).