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Names In The News
Published June 3, 2014
ROCK OF AGES: In Milwaukee, Sean Ryan profiles MKE Sports & Entertainment Founder MIKE ZIMMERMAN, who "came out of nowhere in mid-2012 to become a prominent sports business developer and player." Zimmerman has built The Rock Sports Complex, a "baseball, biking and skiing complex," bought the MASL Milwaukee Wave and "began his high-profile effort to build a minor league baseball stadium." He is "brainstorming ways to extend the MKE Sports & Entertainment operations." Zimmerman said that those could "include concert series, lacrosse leagues and, more long-term, the possibility of franchising The Rock model to re-create it in other cities" (MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/30 issue).
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NAMES: ESPN's SAGE STEELE today is featured in the WALL STREET JOURNAL's "What's Your Workout?" Steele "prefers group fitness classes to one-on-one solo workouts," and takes group fitness classes "about three days a week at the Zoo Health Club in Simsbury, Conn." Steele said that she is "addicted to BodyPump, an hourlong, weight-based class with music" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/3)....Oilers radio play-by-play announcer ROD PHILLIPS on Friday was inducted into the Alberta Sports HOF (Oilers)....Yankees 1B MARK TEIXEIRA yesterday announced that he is a “member of the board” that is putting together the first Greenwich Int’l Film Festival in ’15 (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 6/2)....Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT on Sunday was a judge for the Massachusetts Boys & Girls Club's sixth annual “Science of Sports” fair at Gillette Stadium (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/3)....Boxer MANNY PACQUIAO listed his 4,273-square-foot home in the Hancock Park neighborhood of L.A. for sale at $2.7M (LATIMES.com, 6/2)....NASCAR driver JEFF GORDON’s former Highland Beach, Fla., mansion “traded hands last month” for $12.5M. Gordon bought the land for $2.4M in ’96 and “later built the house” (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 5/31)....Blackhawks LW BRANDON BOLLIG paid $810,000 for a three-bedroom, 2,300-square-foot loft condominium unit in River North, Ill. (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 6/3).