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NFL Looking For New CMO After Waller's Role Shifts; Grubman Focusing On L.A. Team

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new CMO after a series of high-level organizational changes, outlined in a memo sent yesterday by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL to teams and league officials. MARK WALLER is dropping his CMO title to fully focus on international, a role he previously had bef...

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Jordan On Federer's Input For New Shoe

Hornets Owner Michael Jordan sat in Roger Federer 's box last night and talked about the Air Jordan Hybrid R.F. shoes Federer was wearing in his opening-round U.S. Open match. Jordan: “He’s done a lot of input in it. One of my shoes was his favorite, which was the (Air ...

NASCAR Unveils '15 Sprint Cup Schedule

NASCAR last night unveiled the '15 Sprint Cup Series schedule, highlighted by the Southern 500 at Darlington moving "back to its traditional spot on Labor Day weekend." The "other two tracks involved in major alterations on the 36-race schedule" are Atlanta shifting its lone date to March 1 and Bris ...

Top Ten....Do You Believe In Magic?

Last night's Top Ten list was “Top Ten Things Overheard At David Blaine’s Prison Magic Show.” CBS’ David Letterman said, “( David Blaine ) does these amazing illusions. One time, he drove around Manhattan till he found a legal parking place” ( “Late Show,& ...

Laugh Track....Up In Arms

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel : “My cousin Sal is a huge a fan of the New York Mets, and over the break they asked him to throw out the first pitch. Actually, he asked them to ask him. While he was back home visiting the family in New York, he went to Citi Field and threw out the first pitch.&rd ...

Names In The News

In N.Y., Steve Eder profiles N.Y. attorney JEFFREY KESSLER and writes the NCAA has been dealt "serious blows" by the ED O'BANNON case and Northwestern's attempt to unionize, but Kessler may be its "most formidable opponent of all." Kessler in March "filed a lawsuit against the NCAA and the ...

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Final Jeopardy....

“Who was Susan B. Anthony ?”

Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Famous Women.” “This crusader, in 1906: ‘More than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel.’”

Appleby To Build Ballpark In Utica, Michigan

Michigan-based General Sports & Entertainment Founder Andy Appleby last week "unveiled plans to build" an $8-10M ballpark in Utica, Mich., that would open in '15 or '16, according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. Appleby is also "creating an independent league of three developmental tea ...

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Las Vegas To Pay $150M For Soccer Venue

A term sheet indicates that the city of Las Vegas "would be responsible" for more than $150M, or more than 75%, toward the cost of a $200M, "24,000-seat soccer stadium in Symphony Park that would be built for a possible" MLS team. The term sheet "contradicts a press release" sent out yesterday ...

Media Notes

In Atlanta, Kempner, Leslie & Trubey cite sources as saying that Turner Broadcasting's "job reductions could grow to as many 1,500 workers." Word of "broader job cuts" comes as Turner execs "confirmed plans this week to offer buyouts to 600 older workers as part of a corporate restructuring." Ho ...

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