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USA Swimming Exec Dir Chuck Wielgus Dies From Cancer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 23 / 17

USA Swimming Exec Dir  Chuck Wielgus  today "died of complications from colon cancer" at 67. He had also served as USA Swimming Foundation CEO since '04, and earlier this year, he " announced his retirement ," effective August. USA Swimming Assistant Exec Dir  Mike Unger is now the i...

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NFL Loads Primetime Schedule With Top Draws

The NFL's ratings slide last season "clearly impacted the league's schedule-making process," as the league "packed its prime-time schedule with its best draws," according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. The league formally released its '17 schedule Thursday night, and 10 teams "have the maximum number ...

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Fox Sports To Make Strong Pitch At Upfront

There is about a month before Fox presents its '17-18 upfront slate to advertisers, and the company's sports division "would like media buyers to start looking ahead to the fall," when its NFL, college football and World Series coverage "make the net a must-buy for marketers looking to reach the gre ...

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Wasserman Won't Handle L.A. Sponsor Sales

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Leslie Alexander Puts Manhattan Apartment On Market

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Officials Confident Raiders' Vegas Venue On Schedule

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Boston College Hires Martin Jarmond As AD

Boston College on Thursday hired 37-year-old Martin Jarmond as its next AD, making him the youngest AD at a Power Five school and the "first African-American" to hold the position in the school's history, according to Julian Benbow of the BOSTON GLOBE. Jarmond, formerly Deputy AD and Chief of S ...

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Rams, Chargers To Split L.A. Attention Three Times

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Jaguars Find New Stations To Show Preseason Games

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