U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
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DREW MITCHELL was named VP/Corporate Sponsorships with the NBA D-League team in Frisco, Texas (NBDL)…The Blue Jays named former Expos and Orioles GM JIM BEATTIE Pro Scout (TORONTO SUN, 2/8)….The WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars named RACHEL ASKIN Manager of PR (Silver Stars)….The Aspire Group named Blue Jays Assistant Manager of Ticket Sales & Service DARREN ARNOLD Manager of the Ontario Hockey League Ottawa 67's Fan Relationship Management Center (The Aspire Group)....Centerplate named JOHN SERGI Chief Design Officer (Centerplate)….Negro Leagues Baseball Museum VP/Marketing BOB KENDRICK is resigning to become Exec Dir of the National Sports Center for the Disabled's K.C. office (K.C. STAR, 2/7)….The NASCAR HOF named CATHY BUCHHOFER Assistant Operations Manager, JONATHAN MITCHELL Box Office Manager, CHRIS MANLEY A/V Technical Supervisor, NATIVIDAD LEWIS External Relations Specialist and JOELLE LAPSLEY Administrative Assistant. SETH DENTON joined the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority as NASCAR HOF Business Manager (NASCAR HOF)….Former Links magazine Art Dir TIM CARR was named Design Dir of Golf World (Conde Nast).
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Dave Johnson Back On His Feet After
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SHOOTING STAR: In Dallas, Brad Townsend profiles Mavericks President & CEO TERDEMA USSERY, noting this weekend's NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium has "in large part been his baby, dating to mid-2007." Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN said, "A lot of the concepts were mine, but 100 percent of the execution was Terdema's. So he deserves all the credit." Ussery recalls first proposing the game be played at Cowboys Stadium to NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN, saying, "Very chilly. That's probably the most diplomatic way to describe David's response initially" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 2/9).
HOT WHEELS: Spitfire Documentary Films is teaming with Flat-Out Films and Diamond Docs to produce a "feature documentary about Formula One motor racing." PAUL CROWDER and MARK MONROE will write the script about the "golden age of grand prix racing from the late '60s through the 1970s" (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 2/9).
NAMES: Bundesliga CEO CHRISTIAN SEIFERT attended Sunday's Super Bowl at Sun Life Stadium, where he met NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL and "watched from a private box behind an end zone" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 2/8)....The Flames, WHL Calgary Hitmen and the Flames Foundation for Life have raised over $100,000 for Haiti relief efforts (Flames)....Golfer PADRAIG HARRINGTON today will lead a discussion for IT execs and technology media members titled, "Winning with Unified Communications," in partnership with Clearway Network Management Solutions (CNMS), Microsoft and Polycom, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California (CNMS)....Titans Owner BUD ADAMS last night was inducted into the Texas Sports HOF (AP, 2/9)....The K.C. STAR's Alan Goforth profiles AthletixNation as part of the paper's "Startup" feature. The company, which is owned by DAVYEON ROSS and was "founded in late 2007, delivers college sports video and sports applications to Web sites" (K.C. STAR, 2/9).
IN MEMORY: Former Baltimore Sun sportswriter BILL FREE died Friday of a "perforated bowel" at the age of 66. Free began a 39-year career at the newspaper in '69, and he was "nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his work on the 1986 LEN BIAS overdose story" (Baltimore SUN, 2/9).