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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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MEDIA NOTES

T-Wolves announcer Kevin Harlan is "expected to sign" with Turner Sports this week. Harlan, who has called Wolves games for nine years, would leave that position and do "approximately" 35 games for Tu

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03/12/98
NEW MIAMI HOCKEY TEAM SEEKS TICKET SALES MANAGER

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03/12/98
CONSTRUCTION COSTS RISING FOR NEW BROWNS STADIUM

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03/12/98
WANT A PIECE OF THE BUSS? MAGIC OFFERING 5% OF THE LAKERS

Magic Johnson, "eager to divest himself" from his 5% ownership stake in the Lakers, "has opened talks with outside parties," according to Scott Howard-Cooper of the L.A. TIMES. Johnson, who needs to s

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03/12/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Indiana Univ. coach BOB KNIGHT said he will pay the $10,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct rather than sit out tonight''s NCAA tournament game versus Oklahoma (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 3/12)...CASEY

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03/12/98
BRING IT ON: ESPN MAGAZINE DEBUTS, READY TO CHALLENGE SI

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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FACILITY NOTES

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