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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To Second DUI

With promises to "continue treatment for alcohol abuse and to help others avoid his mistakes, MICHAEL PHELPS pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Baltimore District Court on Friday and came away with a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months of supervised probation," according to Chi ...

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12/22/14
Executive Transactions

NBA Senior Communications Advisor to the Commissioner BRIAN MCINTYRE has retired after 33 years with the league. He also previously worked as Bulls Dir of Marketing & Media Information ( THE DAILY ). In N.Y., Phil Mushnick wrote even "with the heat on," McIntyre was "an honest man of good fait ...

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12/22/14
Names In The News

Maryland-based Geier Financial Group, which manages about $180M, "grew in part by managing the finances of professional baseball players," including HOFer CAL RIPKEN JR. and Yankees 1B MARK TEIXEIRA . Now, the firm "has launched an affiliate called Winpoint Financial targeted solely at current an ...

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12/19/14
Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales

MLB VP/National Sales CHRIS MARCIANI  has quietly exited MLB, in what will likely be the first in a series of departures at MLB HQ under the new administration of Commissioner-elect ROB MANFRED and President of Business & Media BOB BOWMAN . Marciani, who was responsible for new bu ...

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12/19/14
Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25"

Former WNBAer and Spurs assistant coach  BECKY HAMMON sits atop espnW's "Impact 25" for '14, as her appointment as the first full-time, salaried, female coach in NBA history was both "groundbreaking and the prize she'd had her eye on for years," according to Allison Glock of ESPNW. The es ...

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12/19/14
Weekend Plans: Eagles' Brian Napoli

With less than one week remaining until Christmas, millions of Americans will be scrambling to shopping malls and toy stores for last-minute gifts. But Eagles Dir of Corporate Partnerships BRIAN NAPOLI plans to finish his shopping tonight so that he can be glued to the tube for Saturday’s cr ...

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12/19/14
Names In The News

Startup SmartSports "aims to remove some of the subjectivity ... that makes scouting for talent such a challenge." Co-Founders LARRY SCANNELL and CORRINE VITOLO "are rolling out the company’s debut product this winter, a 'smart' batting cage, dubbed SmartKage, that tracks scores of data po ...

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12/19/14
Executive Transactions

Turner Sports Technical Manager  GREG GUNN is leaving the company and worked his last event on Thursday night. Gunn received a nice on-air send-off by announcer KEVIN HARLAN in the final minute of the Knicks-Bulls game. Harlan said of Gunn, "He started at Turner in 1973, a veteran of Vietnam ...

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12/18/14
Big Execs Reminisce On Sports Media

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12/18/14
Executive Transactions

The Angels promoted Senior Dir of Corporate Sponsorships  NEIL VISERTO  to VP/Sales ( Angels )....USL Pro expansion club Louisville City FC named VP/Operation  AMANDA DUFFY GM after club President DJORN BUCHHOLZ resigned from his post ( Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 12/17 ). Buchholz ...

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