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The MLS Dynamo signed President CHRIS CANETTI to a new three-year contract. Canetti, whose deal expired at the end of last year, joined the franchise in '06 as COO and was promoted to President in '10 (Dynamo).
CLASS IN SESSION: Univ of North Carolina Senior Associate AD JOHN BLANCHARD is retiring to "open his own consulting business" after 25 years at the school (NEWSOBSERVER.com, 2/27)....Penn State Univ. Associate AD/Football Administration FRAN GANTER announced his retirement after 46 years at the school (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 2/28)....The Univ. of Miami named N.C. State Univ. Assistant AD/Compliance CRAIG ANDERSON Associate AD/Compliance (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 2/27).
EXECS: The MLB Giants promoted DICK TIDROW to VP & Assistant GM/Player Personnel, BOBBY EVANS to VP & Assistant GM, JOHN BARR to VP & Assistant GM/Scouting & Int'l Operations and JEREMY SHELLEY to VP/Pro Scouting & Player Evaluation (Giants)....Easton-Bell Sports named BERNIE DOERING Senior VP/Global Sales, IBD & Action Sports (Easton-Bell)....The Association of Surfing Professionals Int'l named PAUL SPEAKER CEO and KIEREN PERROW Interim Commissioner (ASP).
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GOLF WORLD's Tim Rosaforte notes SERGIO GARCIA has left IMG for a "start-up company formed by his former day-to-day manager, CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, and longtime friend IREK MYSKOW, a broadcaster for Sky Sports Germany and a consultant for TaylorMade-adidas, Garcia's equipment sponsor" (GOLF WORLD, 3/4 issue).
MELO APPROACH: Knicks F CARMELO ANTHONY appeared on PBS’ “Charlie Rose” last night, where host Charlie Rose noted Anthony’s wife, LA LA VASQUEZ, is a reality show star on VH1. Anthony noted he has a production company called Krossover Productions whose “first project” was a MIKE TYSON documentary which “got our feet wet.” Anthony: “I didn’t expect that to take off at all, but it did.” Rose said, “You didn’t go and say, ‘Look, we’ll go have somebody do this.’ You created a production company and said, ‘We’re going to take on serious projects.’” Anthony noted, “I don’t like taking on projects that don’t mean anything to me” (“Charlie Rose,” PBS, 2/27).
COURT REPORTS: Agent DREW ROSENHAUS on Tuesday sued Ravens OT and former client BRYANT MCKINNIE in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. The suit claims that McKinnie “failed to make scheduled payments toward the $117,287 settlement account.” Rosenhaus is seeking the remaining amount “yet to be paid by McKinnie -- more than $85,000, plus interest” (MIAMI HERALD, 2/28)....Former WNBAer CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW is "being indicted in a November 2012 shooting." If convicted "on all counts, Holdsclaw faces up to 65 years in prison" (AP, 2/27)....A federal judge ruled that former NFLer BILL ROMANOWSKI is "on the hook for about" $5M in back taxes "stemming from a horse-breeding scheme he says he got caught up in" (DENVER POST, 2/28)....Federal authorities said that three Atlanta men are "accused of trafficking counterfeit Super Bowl XLVII tickets that were destined for New Orleans." U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Officials said that "57 fake tickets and about $7,000 in counterfeit money were seized after a Jan. 31 traffic stop in Sumter, Ala., by the Alabama Department of Public Safety" (AP, 2/27).
A NEW KIND OF SUMMER CAMP: Twenty-two current and former NFLers, including SHAUN ALEXANDER, DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY, ALEX MACK, GERALD MCCOY and JARED ODRICK, will take part in the second annual NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp, which runs March 11-15 at Universal Studios in California and is being directed by NFL Player Engagement and Film Life (NFL).
NAMES: The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 women's lung cancer research grant to the Tulane Cancer Center (Kay Yow Cancer Fund)....Ravens S ED REED yesterday appeared as "a celebrity participant in the headline foursome" of the Kenny G Gold Pro-Am, playing with the host saxophonist, TV personality AHMAD RASHAD and Golf HOFer RAYMOND FLOYD (PALM BEACH POST, 2/28)....Former Minnesota AD JOEL MATURI "continues to teach a sports management class with 52 students at Minnesota and this spring will teach a couple of classes in China" (TWINCITIES.com, 2/27)....49ers QB COLIN KAEPERNICK will be the featured speaker at the Rochester Press-Radio Club's Day of Champions Children's Charity Dinner on June 18 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center (DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE.com, 2/27)....The London Games Opening Ceremony has "beaten DAVID BOWIE's shock comeback to win the NME Award for Music Moment of the Year" (London TELEGRAPH, 2/28)....ESPN sideline reporter JEANNINE EDWARDS and Oklahoma State defensive coordinator GLENN SPENCER "recently got engaged" (NEWSOK.com, 2/27)....Twins C JOE MAUER and wife, MADDIE, "are expecting twins" (TWINCITIES.com, 2/27).