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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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06/24/98
JOHNNY MAC ON TENNIS, JIMMY CONNORS AND TV SPORTSCASTING

JOHN MCENROE was a guest on The "Late Show" with DAVID LETTERMAN last night. McEnroe, on how tennis has changed since his playing days: "I think people could relate to me and say, CONNORS, NASTASE, GO

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06/24/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

LEIGH STEINBERG said that his firm, STEINBERG AND MOORAD, "is branching out by developing television shows featuring athletes, and even creating Web sites." Steinberg is also continuing to "pursue his

Tags: ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NHL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/24/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

News Corp. named Philip Morris Co. Chair & CEO GEOFFREY BIBLE to its Board of Directors (N.Y. POST, 6/24)....Red Wings Assistant GM DON WADDELL was named GM of the expansion NHL Atlanta Thrashers. Wad

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, News Corp./Fox, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

06/23/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

STEVE YZERMAN was a guest on the "Late Show" last night. Yzerman brought the Stanley Cup with him, and talked of the Wings'' title run: "We got into the first round and we played Phoenix..." Letterman

Tags: Cablevision, Dallas Stars, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture

06/23/98
ENGLISH TABLOIDS LOSE ANNA AFTER WITHDRAWING FROM WIMBLEDON

ANNA KOURNIKOVA withdrew from Wimbledon due to a strained ligament in her right thumb. Kournikova was the subject of much discussion before the fortnight. MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: "I don''t have a problem

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06/23/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The NHL promoted BRYANT MCBRIDE to VP/Business Development. He has been with the league since ''94 (NHL). ...NHLE named ANDREW JUDELSON Dir of Corporate Marketing and LAURIE KEPRON Dir of Corporate Ma

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06/22/98
KING'S THINGS: PROMOTER PROFILED IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE MAGAZINE

The foundation which DON KING stands on "has begun to shake," as "detractors are trying to dethrone the king of boxing, claiming that he''s another of those shady characters giving the sport a black e

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06/22/98
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Columbia Sportswear named JOSE GARCIA Senior Designer for its Convert Board Apparel line (Columbia)....LEIGH THRELKEL joined Millsport as an Account Exec. She will work on Visa''s sponsorship portfoli

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06/22/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

New Fox NFL studio analyst CRIS COLLINSWORTH "has been inked to host" Fox''s upcoming summer series "Guiness Book of World Records: Primetime" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/22)....Former Bruins coach STEVE KASP

Tags: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Bills, News Corp./Fox, NFL, People and Pop Culture

06/19/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

GREG BRADSHAW was named Dir of Events/Sports Marketing for Gatorade. Bradshaw will report to Gatorade VP/Sports Marketing BILL SCHMIDT (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/19)....TREVOR LINDEN was elected the new Pres

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