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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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03/05/15
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On the heels of Bulls C JOAKIM NOAH ’s "well-received, anti-violence video 'You’re Not Alone,'" Noah has "launched another initiative." Noah: "Me and my mother started this movement, it’s called Rock Your Drop: The Drop of Consciousness. It’s a necklace that represents a tea ...

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03/04/15
Minding My Business With PSE's Mike Donnay

Name : Mike Donnay Position : Palace Sports & Entertainment VP/Brand Networks Age : 34 Where I’m from : Detroit Where I call home : Detroit Focusing on right now : Releasing the latest edition of our Pistons mobile app. ...

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03/04/15
Executive Transactions

USL promoted Exec VP JAKE EDWARDS to President, replacing TIM HOLT , who has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities. USL also named real estate development firm DDR Corp. Dir of Business Development JUSTIN PAPADAKIS President of Commercial ventures for the newly created Business De ...

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03/04/15
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Congressional staffers and Capitol staff yesterday "lined up for yards" to meet Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT  and "take a picture with him in front the Lombardi Trophy." U.S. Rep.  RICHARD NEAL  (D-Mass.) "hosted a 3:30 p.m. meet-and-greet for the New England delegation and ...

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03/03/15
Drew Sheinman Joining IMG Licensing

Veteran sports marketing exec DREW SHEINMAN has joined IMG as Senior VP of IMG Licensing. Sheinman will report to IMG Exec VP and IMG Licensing President BRUNO MAGLIONE and will be based out of N.Y. At IMG, Sheinman will lead key parts of the company’s licensing business, including op ...

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03/03/15
Executive Transactions

Columbia Sportswear promoted Exec VP & COO  BRYAN TIMM to President & COO, while President & CEO TIM BOYLE will remain CEO. Columbia also promoted Senior VP/Legal & Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary PETER BRAGDON to Exec VP, Chief Administrative Office ...

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03/03/15
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Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN 's "budding acting career will get another boost" as he will play the role of President of the U.S. in the upcoming " SHARKNADO 3 " movie. Cuban: "There are shotguns, grenades, me running, and jumping through windows.” Asked whether he dies in the end, Cuban said, & ...

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03/02/15
Saints Succession Plan Change Followed Altercation

An emotional confrontation between Saints and Pelicans Owner TOM BENSON 's granddaughter, RITA BENSON LEBLANC , and wife, GAYLE BENSON , that "briefly turned physical" during a Saints home game last season "happened days before the 87-year-old billionaire decided to sever ties with his family mem ...

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03/02/15
MSG's Dolan Planning Purchase Of N.Y. Daily News

In N.Y., Emily Smith reports MSG Chair JAMES DOLAN , who owns the Knicks and NHL Rangers, "wants to buy the New York Daily News and has a team of bankers exploring the possibility." A source said that Dolan's interest in the publication "is a natural extension of Cablevision’s current ownersh ...

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03/02/15
Executive Transactions

New York-based Bruin Sports Capital has "again dipped into the talent pool" of former IMG execs to hire former Senior VP/Consulting DAVID ABRUTYN  as Exec VP & Principal. Abrutyn, who spent 15 years at IMG, "parted with the company in July, months after IMG was acquired by WME." Abrutyn re ...

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