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MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG has appointed Twins Owner JIM POHLAD to the MLBAM BOD (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/17)….The NFL has named MARC REEVES to the newly created position of Int'l Commercial Dir. He will be responsible for sponsorship activity and growing the league's global fan base (THE DAILY)….The Brewers have named SARAH HOLBROOK Dir of Corporate Marketing and have promoted TOD JOHNSON to Dir of Application Development and COREY KMICHIK to Dir of Network Services (Brewers)….The ACC has named MEAC Assistant Dir of Compliance & Championships SHAMAREE BROWN Dir of Student-Athlete Programs and Univ. of Miami Assistant Dir of Event Management LEE BUTLER Associate Dir of Championships (ACC)….USA Wrestling has named Citizens Bank commercial lender and credit analyst LES GUTCHES to the newly created position of Dir of Program Development, effective February 1 (USA Wrestling).
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In Houston, David Barron profiled Astros Owner DRAYTON MCLANE's 17-seasons with the club. McLane's tenure is the "longest of the four eras of Colt .45s/Astros ownership" and is "easily the most successful." Barron: "Whenever or however Drayton McLane relinquishes control of the Astros, he will be remembered as the longest-tenure, most consistent owner of a franchise that has had its share of controversy, chaos and calamity in 48 major league baseball seasons in Houston" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/17).
Snider (l), Clarke (c) And Parent Celebrate
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ENTERTAINMENT BEAT: In Miami, Michelle Kaufman reports Homer and Marge Simpson will be "representing the United States in the fictional event of mixed curling" in an episode of Fox' "The Simpsons" during the Vancouver Olympics in mid-February. The show chose to spotlight curling because "several of the show's writers are Canadian" and because they were "determined to integrate the Winter Olympics into the show." Kaufman notes the show's writers were "sensitive to the fact that competitive curlers might take offense to a couch potato like Homer Simpson being able to waltz into the Olympics" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/18)....Driver DANICA PATRICK "will make an appearance" on the February 10 episode of CBS' "CSI:NY" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 1/16).
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