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Published March 8, 2011
EXECS: The CBC has hired JEFFREY ORRIDGE as Exec Dir of Sports Properties, replacing SCOTT MOORE. Orridge "will oversee the public broadcaster's TV sports division, including partnerships and rights acquisitions, effective April 4" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 3/7)....R&A Dir of Championships DAVID HILL, who "has effectively organised" the British Open Championship for the last 30 years, has retired, effective immediately. The departure leaves the R&A "minus a vital cog in its wheel with this year's Open Championship, at Royal St George's, just over four months away" (SCOTSMAN.com, 3/8)....Nike has tapped Dir of Global Sports Communications DEAN STOYER to serve as Global Communications Dir for the Nike Foundation (THE DAILY)....Former U.S. Rep. MARTIN SABO was named Friday to the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, the public body that owns Target Field (STARTRIBUNE.com, 3/4)....The Oregon Sports Authority has elected Northwest Strategies, Inc. President LEN BERGSTEIN as President. The OSA also elected Univ. of Oregon AD ROB MULLENS as a Director (OSA)....Eagles Salary Cap Analyst ADAM KATZ has left the team. He has been replaced by DERRON HARRIS, who was named Manager of Football Administration (YARDBARKER.com, 3/6)....The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers have named DAVID ASPER and PHIL SHEEGL to their BOD. Asper is a member of the Faculty of Law at the Univ. of Manitoba, and Sheegl currently serves as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Winnipeg (Blue Bombers).
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