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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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08/21/14
Jamie Davis Resigns As Fanatics President

JAMIE DAVIS has resigned as President of Business Management & Development for online retailer Fanatics. His responsibilities now will be handled by both CMO CHRIS ORTON , who was hired in June, and Exec VP/Business Affairs GARY GERTZOG , who was hired from the NFL last September. Davis' mov ...

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08/21/14
Executive Transactions

The Blues named Jaguars Consultant  JEFF AJLUNI Group VP/Corporate Partnerships & Community Development and NHL Kings Senior Director of Ticket Sales & Service JOSH BENDER Group VP/Ticketing & Guest Experience. The Blues also promoted PHIL SIDDLE to Group VP & CFO and JAY ...

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08/21/14
Names In The News

Three high school football teams from the Ferguson-Florissant School District in Ferguson, Mo., "were able to practice in the Rams' indoor facility and also watch the Rams practice outside in the VIP section of bleachers at Rams Park" yesterday after the Rams invited the teams. Rams coach JEFF FISH ...

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08/20/14
Arsenal's Tom Fox Could Lead Aston Villa

EPL club Arsenal Chief Commercial Officer TOM FOX is "understood to be on the verge" of being named Aston Villa CEO, according to John Percy of the London TELEGRAPH. Fox "is highly regarded at Arsenal, with the American having helped to set up" the $283M (all figures U.S.) kit deal with Puma last ...

Tags: Aston Villa, Arsenal, People and Pop Culture, English Premier League

08/20/14
Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft BOD

Clippers Owner STEVE BALLMER yesterday "shed the list of his management ties" to Microsoft "by stepping down" from its BOD. Microsoft CEO SATYA NADELLA said Ballmer would leave, "effective immediately." Ballmer: "Given my confidence and the multitude of new commitments I am taking on now, I thin ...

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08/20/14
Minding My Business: NHL Kings' Aaron Brenner

Name : Aaron Brenner Position : NHL Kings Dir of Production & KingsVision Age : 28 Where I’m from : Reseda, Calif. Where I call home : L.A. Focusing on right now : Generating new incremental revenue through KingsVision creative. ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Los Angeles Kings, NHL

08/20/14
Executive Transactions

The Maple Leafs named NHL Senior Dir of Central Registry and Senior Advisor of Central Scouting BRANDON PRIDHAM Assistant to the GM. Pridham will assist with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and CBA interpretation ( Maple Leafs )....Tennis Channel named Fox Sports Media Group VP/Collegia ...

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08/20/14
Names In The News

Former NHLer STEVE MOORE yesterday "received an out-of-court settlement" in his civil suit against the Canucks and NHL free agent TODD BERTUZZI . The suit was "scheduled to go to trial Sept. 8 in Toronto, and witnesses were to include" NHL Commissioner GARY BETTMAN . A lawyer for Bertuzzi said t ...

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08/19/14
IMG Hires Ogilvy & Mather's Scott For New Role

IMG today announced the hiring of longtime Ogilvy & Mather exec DOUG SCOTT as VP/Marketing & Brand Solutions. The position is a new one at IMG and is designed to add creative expertise to the company’s sales and consulting group. Scott will report to IMG President of Global Sales GR ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, IMG

08/19/14
Executive Transactions

The NFL yesterday promoted VP/Fan Strategy & Marketing PETER O'REILLY to Senior VP/Events, replacing FRANK SUPOVITZ , who in May announced that he was leaving the league to form his own company. O'Reilly will report to NFL Exec VP/Business Ventures ERIC GRUBMAN and be responsible for the ex ...

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