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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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11/06/14
Executive Transactions

The 76ers named SACHIN GUPTA VP/Basketball Operations and BEN FALK VP/Basketball Strategy. The team also promoted VINCE ROZMAN to Dir of Basketball Operations & Scouting Innovations, PHIL JABOUR to Dir of Scouting Development and DANNY MILLS to Int'l Scout ( 76ers )....The MLB Rangers ...

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11/06/14
Names In The News

In St. Louis, Bernie Miklasz writes Missouri Gov. JAY NIXON "got it right in tabbing" former A-B President DAVID PEACOCK to lead the plan for a new Rams stadium . Peacock has "excellent NFL connections through his years as leading marketing efforts and cutting massively lucrative sponsorship de ...

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11/05/14
StubHub's Tsakalakis Leaving Company

StubHub late yesterday announced President & CEO CHRIS TSAKALAKIS is leaving the S.F.-based secondary ticketing giant, effective immediately. The move ends a tenure that began in ’07 and an overall 11-year stay within parent company eBay. Company officials did not outline a reason for th ...

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11/05/14
Centerplate Appoints Verros As Hague's Successor

Centerplate's BOD yesterday officially promoted COO CHRIS VERROS to President & CEO, replacing DES HAGUE . Verros has served as acting President & CEO since Hague's resignation in September. Hague had held the COO role since '10 ( Centerplate ). In Connecticut, Aaron Pelc notes Hague resi ...

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11/05/14
Executive Transactions

Under Armour is "shaking up its management team," and North America President HENRY STAFFORD will become Chief Merchandising Officer. He will "be replaced in the role" of North America President by Exec VP/Global Marketing MATTHEW MIRCHIN . North America Senior VP/Sales ADAM PEAKE will take ove ...

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11/05/14
Names In The News

In DC, Rick Maese profiles NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN , whose appointment in September represents "one of the most unlikely marriages in football: a male-dominated professional sports league with deep-seated cultural issues, and Hogan, a former top aide to V ...

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11/04/14
Kansas State's Snyder Appears In Political Ad

Kansas State Univ. football coach BILL SNYDER "found himself in the middle of a nasty late-in-the-game political pileup after he was filmed praising" U.S. Sen. PAT ROBERTS (R-Kan.) and the video "was used in a campaign ad," according to Beaumont & Hanna of the AP. Roberts is "locked in a clo ...

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11/04/14
Executive Transactions

Foot Locker today announced that KEN HICKS will retire as President & CEO of the company on Dec. 1, though he will continue as Exec Chair of the BOD through May. DICK JOHNSON will succeed Hicks as President & CEO and has been appointed to the BOD, also effective Dec. 1 ( Foot Locker ). ...

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11/04/14
Names In The News

Leading Iowa's list of the "20 highest-paid state employees" are Univ. of Iowa football coach KIRK FERENTZ , who made $3.825M in FY '14, and Iowa State Univ. men's basketball coach FRED HOIBERG , whose $1.85M salary marked a 33% increase over FY '13. Other athletics officials on the list include I ...

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11/03/14
Gilbert Seeks Payoff From Revived Cities

Cavaliers Owner DAN GILBERT , who "owns about 100 companies, multiple casinos and hotels, and much of downtown Detroit," is "the business face of 'rust belt chic,'" according to a profile by Matthew Kaminski of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Gilbert "can take more than a little credit for the improv ...

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