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LeBron Praised For "Stellar Comedic Turn" In Upcoming Apatow Film "Trainwreck"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

Audiences "will surely flip" for Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES ' "stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself" in the upcoming film " TRAINWRECK ," according to Sara Vilkomerson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Director JUDD APATOW said, "It's not just a cameo. It's a real role and he kills in ever...

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CYNTHIA COOPER will be named "Sportswoman of the Year" by the Women''s Sports Foundation at a banquet at N.Y.''s Waldorf-Astoria hotel today (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/19). ...Actor SAMUEL L. JACKSON will

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10/19/98
BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH? MIKE TYSON HEARING TODAY

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10/16/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: CBS, SLOC, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

10/16/98
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Callaway Golf Co. announced that DONALD DYE "would step down immediately" as President & CEO, and resign from the company''s Board of Directors, according to Bruce Bigelow of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBU

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10/16/98
TENNIS PLAYERS ARE FROM MARS, THE WILLIAMSES ARE FROM VENUS

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10/16/98
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10/15/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Astros extended the contract of GM GERRY HUNSICKER through 2000 (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/15)....BILL LARSEN will "relinquish his duties" as GM of the Class AAA Nashville Sounds. Larsen will remain w

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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CARMEN, CARMEN: POLICY TO APPOINT MINORITY AS BROWNS VP

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10/14/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BILL FUTTERER, President of the Cleveland Browns Trust since its inception in ''96, has resigned. He will assume new duties for the NFL (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 10/14). ...ANDREW THAU was promoted to Se

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