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First Trailer To Upcoming Release "Concussion" Puts NFL In Negative Light

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The trailer for the upcoming film " CONCUSSION " was released this morning, and it "holds little back," according to Abid Rahman of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The film, which is produced by Columbia Pictures and slated for release on Dec. 25, stars WILL SMITH as DR. BENNET OMALU , who discovered aft...

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11/09/98
THE DAILY WANTS YOUR SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF 1998

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is now accepting nominations for our ''98 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR award. The annual award honors a person or entity which best embodies our vision of the industry fo

Tags: People and Pop Culture

11/06/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Time magazine''s Margaret Carlson said that U.S. Rep. STEVE LARGENT (R-OK) could be a possible successor to House Speaker NEWT GINGRICH (R-GA). Carlson: "He''s ... the telegenic, fire-breathing footba

Tags: ABC, Kansas City Chiefs, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/06/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

CBS Sports promoted ROBIN BRENDLE to Dir of Communications from Associate Dir of Communications (CBS Sports)....The NPSL named KELLY CALLAHAN to the newly- created position of Dir of Corporate Sales &

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Tigers, NFL, NPSL, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

11/05/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Mavericks VP/Communications KEVIN SULLIVAN has left the team after 18 years to join the Dallas group bidding for the 2012 Summer Games. He will oversee communications and other areas. He is the commit

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PepsiCo, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture

11/05/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Former Georgetown basketball player KEVIN MILLEN has been charged with making threatening phone calls to Hoyas men''s basketball coach JOHN THOMPSON (WASHINGTON POST, 11/5)....The MGM Grand and Showti

Tags: New York Mets, Showtime, People and Pop Culture

11/04/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The first major project for Packers DE REGGIE WHITE''s film studio will be "Barnstormin," which is described as "''Jumanji'' meets ''Field of Dreams'' with a football twist." White will star with Pack

Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

11/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

A''s GM BILLY BEANE was given a four-year contract extension through the 2002 season (A''s)....The Blue Jays named DAVE STEWART as Assistant GM. Stewart said that the city''s safety for his daughter w

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Blue Jays

11/03/98
FILA LOOKS TO RIDE A FERRARI STAR BACK TO THE BIG TIME

Fila "has turned" to Ferrari to "help revive its flagging financial fortunes and share price," according to Paul Betts of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Ferrari''s Commercial & Marketing Dir MICHELE SCANNAVINI

Tags: Fila USA, People and Pop Culture

11/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MLBUA head RICHIE PHILLIPS "is being sued on charges of sexual harassment by an employee of a company he runs in Philadelphia" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/3)....Tonight, N.Y., auction house CHRISTIE''S will auc

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11/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

AMF Bowling CEO DOUG STANARD announced that he is leaving the company at the end of the year. No replacement has been named, as Exec VP & CFO STEVE HARE will take over until a CEO is hired (RICHMOND T

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Miami Marlins, NFL, San Diego Padres, SLOC, People and Pop Culture

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