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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 07 / 15

Fox Sports Digital named USA Today Sports Media Group VP/Digital Strategy  MARK PESAVENTO Senior VP/Content. Pesavento, who helped launch USA Today’s "For the Win" site, will oversee all editorial and video content development for the company, as well as manage Fox Sports’ social m...

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06/05/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

USA Hockey President WALTER BUSH was re-elected to a second term as VP of the Int''l Ice Hockey Federation (USA Hockey)....BOB HURLEY will end his 15-year reign at beach- wear manufacture Billabong US

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06/05/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Longtime Washington Post sports columnist SHIRLEY POVICH died last night of a heart attack at the age of 92. Povich''s final column, titled "Recent Baseball Feats Require Footnotes," appears on the fr

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06/04/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Paramount Pictures and producer SCOTT RUDIN have acquired WILLIAM WOLFF''s spec script, "Total Sport," which is a "thriller" taking place in the "back rooms of an ESPN- like sports network and covers

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06/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

SANDY GALLIN was named Chair & CEO of Mirage Entertainment & Sports Inc., the entertainment arm of STEVE WYNN''s Mirage Resorts. Gallin has stepped down as Chair of Gallin Morey Associates and will be

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06/03/98
FILA TURNS TO FORMER ADIDAS EXEC AS NEW U.S. PRESIDENT & CEO

JON EPSTEIN, who has spent the past 20 years at adidas, was named Fila U.S.A.''s President & CEO. Epstein will be responsible for sales and marketing of Fila''s footwear, apparel and hard goods divisi

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06/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

FL-based ALW Sports Management, who has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Lightning, named STEVE NOBLE CFO. Noble will oversee all financial operations for the Lightning and the Ice Palace. Nob

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06/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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06/01/98
NHL ENTERPRISES PRESIDENT DUDLEY LEAVING TO JOIN MENTMORE

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