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Sprint Frobinsons Campaign Ad Featuring Durant Debuts Tonight

04 / 17 / 14

Thunder F Kevin Durant appears in “the latest TV advertisement from Sprint, which begins airing tonight across network and cable TV.” Durant is “the first athlete to star in the new episodic Frobinsons campaign for Sprint.” In addition to TV, Durant “will be featured ...

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Speed Reads....

Former NBAer  Grant Hill  and Magic Assistant GM  Scott Perry  are reportedly targets for the Pistons' GM job, but Hill "told people close to him he won't consider a front-office position this close to retirement." However, "down the line when his children get older, he would con ...

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CAPA Criticizes Northwestern's Case

The College Athletes Players Association, which is seeking to represent Northwestern Univ. football players, "called the school's position in the case 'a castle built on sand' in a document" filed yesterday with the NLRB. The filing was "in response to Northwestern's appeal" of last month's ruling b ...

04/17/14
Today's Events

The remaining rubble of the Metrodome will be removed from the construction site of the new Vikings Stadium. Turner Sports Senior VP and NBA Digital GM  Christina Miller will be among those honored at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards breakfast at the Yale club in N.Y. Disney will webcast ...

04/17/14
Tokyo Games Committee Taps Dentsu

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the '20 Games has appointed Dentsu as its marketing agency. Dentsu will provide assistance with the formulation of marketing plans, sponsorship sales and other services. The Japan-based Dentsu Group's subsidiaries include Carat, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen ...

04/17/14
Twitter Me This....

Writer Peter Gammons : “That whoever makes the schedule doesn't care about the game or those who play it:O's Sunday Night @ Fenway, 11 am Monday @ Fenway.” The AP’s Rob Harris : “Putin on Russian TV Q&A says no possibility of Russia losing 2018 World Cup after b ...

04/17/14
NBA Set For Silver's First BOG Meeting

The NBA BOG meets today and tomorrow at the St. Regis Hotel in N.Y., the first owners meeting under new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver . The BOG will not vote on the proposed $550M Bucks sale announced yesterday , but prospective co-Owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry will attend the meeting. The ...

04/17/14
Univ. Of Hawaii To Launch "H-Zone" Stores

The Univ. of Hawaii Board of Regents today could formally approve agreements to launch "H-Zone" stores in Honolulu, with the school's athletic department planning to "debut new lines of its sports logo wear July 1." UH AD Ben Jay "projects a $500,000 profit" in the outlets' first year. The school ...

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NBA Kings Reaping Benefits Of New Owners

The NBA Kings' new ownership group led by Managing Partner Vivek Ranadive "reenergized an organization that had been gasping for resources during the last few years of the previous regime," according to Dale Kasler of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Ranadive and his investors "spent more on marketing and playe ...

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04/17/14
Media Notes

In Oakland, Carl Steward notes the Warriors yesterday confirmed that TV analyst Jim Barnett “will be back on the air next year in a more limited capacity.” Barnett is “completing his 29th year as a Warriors broadcaster.” A team spokesperson said that the number of games Barn ...

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04/17/14
Franchise Notes

In DC, Zac Boyer noted the Wizards this week will "make their first appearance in the playoffs in six years" after a "slow climb back to respectability for what had been one of the league’s most hapless franchises" ( WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/16 ). Also in DC, Mike Harris writes under the header, ...

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