SBD/February 24, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published February 24, 2014
HOME BUILDING: Nike on Friday "announced a shake-up in its World Headquarters campus expansion project." The company said that it has "selected two architecture firms to join Portland-based ZGF Architects LLP: Pelli Clakre Pelli, led by co-founder CESAR PELLI, and SRG Partnership of Portland." Nike also said that Hoffman Construction "would be its primary construction partner." HOWARD SLUSHER, a "longtime associate" of Nike co-Founder & Chair PHIL KNIGHT, also "joined as a project consultant." The project "has been stalled since last August" (Portland OREGONIAN, 2/22).
NAMES: Fox' ERIN ANDREWS will join TOM BERGERON as co-host of ABC's "DANCING WITH THE STARS" (PEOPLE.com, 2/23)....ATP Exec Chair & President CHRIS KERMODE said that the Rio de Janeiro state government owes his organization $3M and the Tour "doesn't expect to get paid." Kermode added that the two parties "agreed to end a contract that allowed" Rio to "promote itself at ATP events" (AP, 2/21)....The first course of the NBA Yao School -- a program jointly launched by former NBAer YAO MING and the NBA "devoted to youth development on and off the basketball court" -- kicked off in Beijing on Saturday (CHINA DAILY, 2/22)....NFL Panthers Owner JERRY RICHARDSON and coach RON RIVERA on Friday were "honored by the Fritz Pollard Alliance for the team's contributions to diversity in the NFL" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 2/22)....Golfer PADRAIG HARRINGTON on Friday revealed that he has "recently undergone treatment for skin cancer" (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 2/21)....Former World TeamTennis Sacramento Capitals Owner DEEPAL WANNAKUWATTE has “been arrested in a federal fraud case.” Wannakuwatte was “named in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento and was arrested Thursday evening” (SACBEE.com, 2/21)….The broken bat that former MLBer ROGER CLEMENS “infamously flung in the direction” of former MLBer MIKE PIAZZA during the ’00 World Series “was auctioned” over the weekend for $47,800 (NEWSDAY, 2/24)….Former Oregon State WR BRANDIN COOKS is in the lead for adidas' $100,000 cash prize being given to the fastest 40-yard dash time of any player wearing the brand’s cleats at the NFL Combine (THE DAILY).