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ESPN To Renew Deal To Televise Pro Football HOF EnshrinementPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14
ESPN this week is expected to announce that it "has signed a new seven-year deal to televise" the Pro Football HOF's annual induction ceremony through '20, "the league’s 100th anniversary season." ESPN Senior VP/Programming Acquisitions Burke Magnus said that the net is "paying the hall...
Just before entering the NBA last year, Raptors F MARCUS CAMBY "secretly paid $28,000 to protect" a sports agent JOHN LOUNSBURY from "being killed by loan sharks, according to a copy of a UMass report
MLB named FRANK ROBINSON Dir of Baseball Operations for the Arizona Fall League and Consultant to the Commissioner for Special Projects. Robinson will oversee baseball operations for the six-team Ariz
ABC''s DICK SCHAAP will earn a "solid six-figure" advance for writing his memoirs, which will be published by Avon Books next year (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/6)....Former NBA player JOHN SALLEY''s planned la
CHARLES BARKLEY, on ELLEN DEGENERES: "I''m very proud of her. If that''s how she wants to be, more power to her. And all of those hypocrites out there, mind y''all''s own business. That means you, Ame
Warriors Dir of Communications JULIE MARVEL has resigned to pursue other interests (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/3). ...MICHAEL ROONEY, Publisher of Times Mirror Magazines'' "Field & Stream" and "Outdoor Life,"
PGA Tour golfer ROBERT GAMEZ, on TIGER WOODS'' response to FUZZY ZOELLER''s comments: "He lost a lot of respect from some of the players because it took him so long to respond" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRA
SARA GILBERTSON will join the Broncos as Dir of Marketing. She has been working as a sports marketing consultant in Chicago (DENVER POST, 5/1)....The Sharks have dismissed Dir of Broadcasting MARK STU
RIDDICK BOWE, who retired from boxing yesterday, will join HBO as a spokesman for its "Reaching Outside the Ring" community service program. Time Warner Sports'' SETH ABRAHAM said Bowe will make three
ESPN named SKIP DESJARDIN Dir of Sales & Marketing. Desjardin was most recently Dir of PPV for U.S. Satellite Broadcasting (ESPN)....The Marquee Group named JAMES SILEO VP/Finance & Controller. Sileo
Tommy Armour Golf Chair ROBERT F. MACNALLY will step down today after 18 years with the company (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/30)....Dorna USA has named TROY MILLER Dir of Strategic Sports Marketing & Business