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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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04/16/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PRINCE NASEEM HAMED is the focus of USA TODAY''s sports cover story, and Christopher Winner writes the boxer has a "rumored" $20M deal with adidas and "unabashedly puts himself in a category with [MUH

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04/16/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

"Fox Sports News" named ABC News veteran STEVE TELLO as VP. He will oversee the daily operations for various facets of Fox Sports Net''s L.A.-based news division. Tello was a Senior Producer for ABC''

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04/15/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR is developing a TV movie about the life of the black inventor LEWIS HOWARD LATIMER, who worked with THOMAS EDISON on the development of the electric light bulb (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/

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04/15/98
COREL CENTRE SHUFFLES UPPER-LEVELS IN THE NAME OF EFFICIENCY

"Several key positions have been eliminated in a shuffle at the Corel Centre in the name of efficiency," according to Stuart McCarthy of the OTTAWA SUN. ROY MLAKAR, who had been the Ogden Entertainmen

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04/15/98
GOLF MOVES: O'GRADY OUT AT ETONIC; NIKE'S TALLMAN RESIGNS

PAT O''GRADY, a 12-year exec with Etonic, is leaving the company, according to Lynn Henning of GOLFWEEK. O''Grady was hired in ''86 as Senior VP & GM at Etonic after 12 years at FootJoy. When Spalding

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04/15/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

REGHAN GUPTILL joined the staff of Minor League Baseball as Manager of the Baseball Trade Show for the Professional Baseball Promotion Corp., a subsidiary of the NAPBL (NAPBL)....Raycom Sports announc

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04/14/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

KARL MALONE will start acting classes at the Strasberg Institute in New York after the season (N.Y. POST, 4/14). ...In Tampa, H.A. Branham reports that a "friend" of MARY PIERCE''s family said that sh

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04/14/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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04/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

USA Network Founder, Chair & CEO KAY KOPLOVITZ said she was leaving the company. BARRY DILLER, whose HSN Inc. agreed to acquire USA Network last October, is expected to assume direct control (N.Y. TIM

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04/09/98
HAS GUN, WILL TRAVEL: SWITZER AIMS FOR ROLES IN HOLLYWOOD

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