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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EXECS: The Devils yesterday named Massachusetts Sports & Entertainment Commission Managing Dir RICH KREZWICK COO. Krezwick previously served as Bruins and TD Garden President & CEO for 10 years before resigning three years ago (Bergen RECORD, 10/8). Krezwick was principally involved in opening Prudential Center, the Devils’ facility in Newark, in the fall of ‘07 (THE DAILY)....MLS Chivas USA President & CEO SHAWN HUNTER has joined the BOD of Total Sports Asia (Total Sports Asia)....TV host and journalist JOHN DALY was named VP/Broadcast Operations for the World Series of Golf (WSOG). Daly will oversee all of the company's TV and Internet productions and serve as the event's on-camera host and commentator. Daly will also create new TV formats for the World Series of Golf game (WSOG)….Keeneland Race Course named JAY BLANTON Dir of Communications & Marketing. Blanton will step down from his current role as Communications Dir for Kentucky Gov. STEVE BESHEAR in November (BLOODHORSE.com, 10/7)....Former EPL club Chelsea Manager AVRAM GRANT was appointed Dir of Football for EPL club Portsmouth (ESPNSOCCERNET.com, 10/7).
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Live Earth Producer KEVIN WALL and his company Control Room "have been chosen to organize and produce a three-hour concert to kick off" the FIFA World Cup in South Africa on June 10, 2010. The concert at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg "will take place the day before South Africa begins hosting the soccer tournament." Details of the artist line-up "have yet to be revealed" (BILLBOARD.biz, 10/7).
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CHARITY STRIPE: Yahoo Sports officials yesterday presented a check for $15,000 to Green Bay Mayor JIM SCHMITT and the Green Bay Children's Museum. The cash was "awarded to Green Bay for its winning of an online popularity poll" sponsored by Yahoo (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE, 10/8)....Seahawks LB LOFA TATUPU has "pledged to match the first $10,000 that fans donate in a drive between the Seahawks and Medical Teams International to aid survivors of last month's Pacific Rim disaster" (SEATTLE TIMES, 10/8).
NAMES: MLS Red Bulls MF NICK ZIMMERMAN tested out five sets of soccer cleats as part of the N.Y. TIMES' "Physical Culture" feature. Zimmerman said each pair had "something different to offer" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/8)....Hurricanes Owner PETER KARMANOS' Compuware yesterday said that it "would pay $295[M] in cash for" Massachusetts-based Gomez, which "provides Web performance monitoring solutions." The deal is "expected to close in November" (LOCALTECHWIRE.com, 10/7)....Chargers season-ticket holder PATRICK CRONIN has "sued the team and the city of San Diego in Superior Court, alleging he was punched in the face by a fan whom the Chargers and city failed to rein in despite complaints from him and others" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 10/8)....MLB Rangers President NOLAN RYAN will be inducted into the Texas Cowboy HOF on January 14 (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 10/8)....Patriots QB Tom Brady has put his penthouse in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood "on the block," listing the house for about $10.9M (BOSTON HERALD, 10/8).
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