SBD/October 26, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published October 26, 2012
AWARDS & RECOGNITION: Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT was named the inaugural recipient of the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award and will be recognized at the Annual Lombardi Gala on Nov. 3 in DC (NFL Players)….Tennis player ANDY RODDICK was named to the Palm Beach County Sports HOF (PALM BEACH POST, 10/26)….The NYRR will present SI's KENNY MOORE the George Hirsch Journalism Award for his reporting, writing and broadcasting of the sport of long-distance running (NYRR).
NAMES: The U.S. Court of Appeals in California has “upheld a $1.45 million arbitration award in favor of" former NBAer HORACE GRANT. Grant has spent “more than four years trying to collect on losses stemming from a group of Morgan Keegan bond funds, which declined in value in 2007 and 2008” (REUTERS, 10/25)….Maricopa County (Ariz.) authorities said that former MLBer and D’Backs announcer MARK GRACE has been “indicted in a DUI case and could face nearly four years in prison if he’s convicted” (AP, 10/25)….UFC fighter DOMINICK CRUZ will drive the Pace Car for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Phoenix Int'l Raceway on Nov. 11 (PIR).
IN MEMORY: LES SMITH, part of the original Mariners ownership group that brought MLB back to Seattle, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 93 (MLB.com, 10/26).