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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

The NEW YORKER's Kelefa Sanneh writes of UFC fighter Ronda Rousey : "In MMA, more than in most sports, athletes must be promoters, too. Rousey is smart enough to know that one of her promotional assets is the way she looks . … Of course, this asset can be a liability, too" ( NEW YORKER ). A...

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12/11/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The NFLPA has fined ROBERT CARON $5,000 and suspended him for a year because of his CA-based firm''s involvement in the suspension of three USC players in ''95 (N.Y. TIMES, 12/11)....Yankees Manager J

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

12/11/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MARY KLEVER, who served as the manager of the USOC''s Olympic Job Opportunities Program from May ''89-January ''93, has been rehired as the USOC''s Career Services Manager within the athlete support d

Tags: San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, USOC

12/10/96
D'ALESSANDRO TABBED FOR TOP POST AT JOHN HANCOCK INSURANCE

DAVID D''ALESSANDRO, Senior Exec VP at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, will become President & COO, effective January of ''98, according to Bailey & Syre of the BOSTON GLOBE. D''Alessandro joined

Tags: John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, People and Pop Culture

12/10/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The MLS Burn named PAUL MOTT VP of Operations & Administration and JOHN BECK VP of Sales & Marketing (Sports Ticker, 12/10)....The Padres named GLEN GEFFNER Asst. Dir of Media Relations (Mult., 12/9).

Tags: FC Dallas, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

12/10/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NBC has agreed to pay Olympic security guard RICHARD JEWELL an undisclosed sum as part of a settlement averting a threatened libel lawsuit against the network during its coverage of the bombing during

Tags: CBS, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

12/09/96
DENNIS' ROUGH WEEKEND: SHOW GETS BARBECUED; HE TAKES ON NBA

DENNIS RODMAN''s, "The Rodman World Tour," debuted last night on MTV. In Boston, Renee Graham writes that it was "about as wild and wacky as a trip to the corner store" (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/7). In New Yo

Tags: NBA, People and Pop Culture

12/09/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NBC Sports President DICK EBERSOL will receive the ''96 Distinguished American Award annually presented by the Walter Camp Football Foundation at a dinner scheduled for February 15 at Yale University

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/06/96
NAME IN THE NEWS

"ET" showed a clip from TOM CRUISE''s upcoming film "Jerry Maguire." The movie opens December 13 ("ET," 12/5)....U.S. Olympian KERRI STRUG: "I think people are intimidated by me. I don''t know why. I'

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, CBS, NBC, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, YankeeNets

12/06/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Kaleidoscope Media Group appointed HARRIET COOK Senior VP/Kaleidoscope Licensing. Cook is currently worldwide licensing consultant for Mastercard Int''l (KMG)....RAFAEL MORFFI has been named MLS Manag

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, MasterCard, MLS, New England Revolution, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

12/05/96
WOODS TO TEAM WITH NEWEST KID ON THE BLOCK

TIGER WOODS will team with Women''s ''96 U.S. and British amateur champion, KELLI KUEHNE, in the JCPenney Classic. Woods: "I think the toughest thing we''re going to have is the fact that she''s never

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

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