Ilitch's Gift To Wayne State Includes Stipulations LeBron James Debuting Digital-Only Sitcom Executive Transactions Names In The News Speakers Named For '16 Game Changers Benson Trial Date Against Estranged Family Set McClusky Leaving Wired To Go Back To SI Chris Paul Lists $11.5M Bel-Air Mansion Weekend Plans With Michael Fiur Executive Transactions
SBD/Issue 88/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published January 20, 2010
|Writer Says "Love Affair" Between
Manning, Indianapolis Like None Other
THINKING BIG: BROADCASTING & CABLE's David Tanklefsky profiles Base Productions co-Founder & co-CEO JOHN BRENKUS, the host of "Sport Science," which ESPN recently acquired. The show "challenges long-held assumptions about what makes athletes successful, and utilizes Base's signature fast-paced visual production techniques." Brenkus on the show "plays the Everyman foil, often putting himself in harm's way to illustrate a point" (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 1/18 issue).
DON'T FORGET ABOUT US: Jewish charity Areivim has sued the estate of late Pistons Owner BILL DAVIDSON for "refusing to pay the charity" money that Davidson pledged before his death. Davidson pledged to contribute $5M to the charity, but had contributed only $200,000 before his death. Areivim is suing in Oakland County (MI) Probate court for the remaining $4.8M (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 1/20).
BEST WISHES: Thirty officials, coaches and referees from the Haitian soccer federation died in last week's earthquake, while "another 20 remain missing." FIFA is donating $250,000 to relief efforts, and FIFA CONCACAF President JACK WARNER has pledged $100,000 (MIAMI HERALD, 1/20)....MLS Crew President & GM MARK MCCULLERS was "injured in a personal watercraft accident yesterday while vacationing in Puerto Rico." McCullers, who was transported to the ER, said, "I'm OK. My arm is in a sling, but I'm able to walk. I feel pretty lucky" (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 1/20).
James (l), Brown (r) Kick Off Celebration
Of Black Heritage At Quicken Loans Arena
IN MEMORY: ALASTAIR MARTIN, who was the top executive of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association from '67-70, "when the distinction between pro and amateur was abolished," died last week at the age of 94 (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/20).