SBD/Issue 25/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

A federal grand jury in Buffalo Thursday formally indicted DR. ANTHONY GALEA, who allegedly "smuggled human growth hormone and other unapproved substances into the U.S. and conspired and lied to border agents to avoid getting caught." The five-count indictment accuses Galea of "treating 20 professional athletes at their homes, hotels and friends' houses from October 2007 to September 2009, including giving them free Viagra if they asked" (AP, 10/14).

RIGHT TO PRIVACY? The Yankees are "emphatically refusing to let" MARY JANE SCHRINER use 19 letters from late Yankees Chair GEORGE STEINBRENNER in a book about their relationship, "which began in 1949 when she was 16." Yankees COO LONN TROST: "We just think it's insensitive and because of that it would be inappropriate to proceed on their request." Schriner's son, MICHAEL, said Trost "could not have been more of a bully" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/15).

Nets Taking Execs From Some Of Their Sponsors
On Global Trip That Includes Stop In China

SAYING THANKS: The Nets are in the midst of a global trip that includes stops in Moscow, Beijing and Guangzhou, and several CEOs and decision makers of the team's corporate partners have made the trip as guests of the Nets. Nets BOD Chair CHRIS CHARLIER and CEO BRETT YORMARK Tuesday hosted a private dinner for the CEOs at Maison Boulud in Beijing. The team is using the trip to thank their sponsors. The CEOs on the trip include those from McDonald's, Izod and CURE Auto Insurance, among others (THE DAILY).

NAMES: Former boxer MIKE TYSON "will go to China as a self-titled ambassador to promote boxing." A Chinese company is "paying Tyson to visit in December" (AP, 10/14)....About 100 members of the armed forces from around Texas "visited Texans practice Thursday, then mingled with the players, coach GARY KUBIAK and general manager RICK SMITH afterward as part of the Week of the Warrior organized by the USO." Around 80 soldiers and seamen "will be guests of the team for Sunday's 'Salute to the Military' when the Texans play the Chiefs" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/15)....NBA Jam Van Europe 2009 received the Best Int'l Exhibition, Brand Experience or Creative Event award at the Event Awards 2010 at The Roundhouse in London (NBA)....The Trail Blazers Thursday held a scrimmage at Seattle's Garfield High School, and G BRANDON ROY, a Garfield alum, "presented a $20,000 check" to the school at halftime (SEATTLE TIMES, 10/15)....NASCAR drivers CLINT BOWYER and AUSTIN DILLON will appear in the "end of show segment" on the Nov. 15 episode of CBS' "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 10/15).

IN MEMORY: Former Chicago Tribune sportswriter REID HANLEY "passed away Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/15)....ROBERT TRACHINGER, a longtime ABC TV exec, passed away at the age of 86. He was known for “helping to pioneer a device for sports replays” (L.A. TIMES, 10/14).

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