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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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08/20/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Boston Globe columnist MIKE BARNICLE resigned from the newspaper yesterday after "new questions arose over his credibility." He agreed to quit after "being unable to verify the facts" from an October

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08/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment named JOHN LASHWAY VP/Sports Communications & Community Development. He will oversee the media and community relations departments for the Maple Leafs and Raptors (M

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08/19/98
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The NHL named CLAUDE LOISELLE Manager of Hockey Operations (NHL). Loiselle replaces DAVID NONIS, who resigned to become the Canucks'' Senior VP/Hockey Operations (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 8/19)....Wieden & Ken

Tags: NHL, Nike, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Reebok, People and Pop Culture, Vancouver Canucks, Wieden Kennedy

08/19/98
THE KID'S GLOVES COME OFF: GRIFFEY DEFENDS NIKE/CHIDES ESPN

KEN GRIFFEY JR. writes a first-person cover story with Claire Smith in ESPN MAGAZINE where he talks of his relationship with Nike and today''s media. Griffey: "Nike doesn''t force you to do anything y

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08/19/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Bucks F TYRONE HILL recently signed a deal with the polygram Entertainment Group affil Platinum to distribute his All Net Records label. Billboard Senior Editor MELINDA NEWMAN: "It always seems that a

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08/18/98
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NFLP announced the resignation of Senior VP/Consumer Products JIM CONNELLY. A search is being conducted to find his replacement (NFLP)....USA Network promoted VP & Exec Producer GORDON BECK to Senior

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08/18/98
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SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Rofe & Mullen report that agent LEIGH STEINBERG is in "serious negotiations" with SUGAR RAY LEONARD about joining Leonard''s newly formed management company, "which Steinberg

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08/17/98
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Pacers President DONNIE WALSH signed a five-year contract extension, through 2003 (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 8/15)....In Toronto, Grant Kerr reported that the Canucks will name DAVID NONIS their new Ass

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08/17/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NBA Kings F CHRIS WEBBER was "detained" in Puerto Rico for possession of marijuana. While U.S. Customs officials said that Webber "signed documents acknowledging possession of a small quantity of mari

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08/14/98
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Cablevision''s CHARLES and JAMES DOLAN paid $160M "in stock and cash" to buy a chain of movie theaters in NY and NJ, giving them "more places to sell tickets and promote a new generation of Cablevisio

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