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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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08/07/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Classic Sports Network (CSN) named MELINDA KLABER Dir of Consumer Marketing. She most recently served as National Retail Merchandising Manager for MLB. CSN also opened up a Midwest regional sales offi

Tags: Converse, ESPN, MLB, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

08/07/97
CANADIAN SPORTS EXECS START SPORTS CONSULTING FIRM

STEVE MCALLISTER, former Manager of Media Relations at the NHLPA, and TOM MAYENKNECT, former Raptors and Grizzlies exec, have joined together to create their own sports consulting firm in Canada. The

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors

08/07/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SHAQUILLE O''NEAL''s PR tour for his new movie "Steel" included "ET" and the "Tonight Show." O''Neal, on why he has no love scenes in "Steel": "I just don''t think people want to bring their kids to m

Tags: NBC, Ottawa Senators, People and Pop Culture

08/07/97
NATIONSBANK PUTTING ITS MONEY ON SPORTS VP DOCKERY CLARK

NationsBank VP/Sports & Event Marketing DOCKERY CLARK is profiled by Erik Spanberg in the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. Clark''s "forceful and tough, but fair," approach has "helped NationsBank quickly

Tags: Bank of America, MLB, NFL, NHL, People and Pop Culture

08/06/97
SPORTS POWER PLAYERS IN THE NEWS

PAUL ALLEN is selling 5.45 million shares of Microsoft stock, according to an SEC filing. At yesterday''s closing price of $143.31 a share, the sale would be worth around $781M. A spokesperson for All

Tags: Microsoft, Phoenix Suns, People and Pop Culture, Visa

08/06/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A service and tribute in memory of ESPN Senior VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing L. PATRICK MELLON will be held September 18 at 10:30am at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, NY, NY. For more information, c

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

08/06/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JIM WALTON was promoted to President of CNN/SI. He had been Senior VP (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 8/6)....SEAN BRATCHES has been named VP/Affiliate Sales and Marketing for ESPN, Inc. (ESPN)....SAMM PENA was

Tags: ESPN, MLB, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/06/97
CASTING CALL COMPLETE FOR RODMAN FILM; NEW FLICK ON HOCKEY

ABC has completed its casting for "Bad As I Wanna Be: The DENNIS RODMAN Story." DWAYNE ADWAY ("Second Noah") will play Rodman, DANIEL HUGH-KELLY ("Hardcastle and McCormack") will play Rodman''s colleg

Tags: ABC, Pittsburgh Penguins, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

08/06/97
SOME QUESTION IF JOHNNIE COCHRAN CAN HANDLE SPORTS SCENE

JOHNNIE COCHRAN''S L.A.-based Cochran Smith Sports Management will seek to represent "baseball players and boxers," in addition to basketball and football players, according to Dan Wasserman of the Ne

Tags: NFL, People and Pop Culture

08/05/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Coca-Cola Co. has appointed SCOTT MCCUNE VP/Coca- Cola Marketing and Dir of Worldwide Sports. Most recently, Assistant VP & Dir of Strategic Media for Coca-Cola, McCune will oversee the management

Tags: ABC, Coca-Cola, San Francisco Giants, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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