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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal Reader Survey is in the books, and more than 1,000 voters weighed in on nearly 100 questions that spanned all facets of the industry. Voting was conducted over three weeks starting Oct. 13, with polling via SportsBusinessDaily.com and Sport...

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05/22/97
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DAVID LEADBETTER has left the representation firm of Masters International to return to IMG, which previously managed him (GOLFWEEK, 5/17 issue)....JEFFREY YAPP was named to the new post of Worldwide

Tags: IMG, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

05/21/97
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GREGG PICKER has been promoted to Senior Producer, USA Sports. Picker has been with USA Sports since ''88 and produced the U.S. Open Tennis Championships from ''94-96 (USA)....The Padres named JOHN SC

Tags: ABC, ECHL, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/21/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Nets F JAYSON WILLIAMS writes "The Basketball Diary" for the current issue of GQ. The diary details Williams'' ''96-97 season with the Nets. WILLIAMS, on MICHAEL JORDAN: "When the cameras are on, Mich

Tags: ABC, CBS, Brooklyn Nets, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA, YankeeNets

05/20/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The L.A. TIMES reports this morning that PAUL ALLEN has reached an agreement to sell his 55% stake in Ticketmaster Corp. to Home Shopping Network Inc. (L.A. TIMES, 5/20)....A three-way merger between

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Nets, People and Pop Culture, Ticketmaster, YankeeNets

05/20/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Sabres named NORTHRUP KNOX Chair of the Board. Knox is a former team President, and replaces his late brother SEYMOUR KNOX III (Sabres)....The NFL Cardinals hired ROD GRAVES as Assistant to the Pr

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Sabres, CBS, Chicago Bears, Edmonton Oilers, IndyCar, NASCAR, New York Mets, NFL, Pennzoil, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

05/20/97
"NIGHTLINE" LOOKS AT TRACY MCGRADY ENTERING THE NBA

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Tags: ABC, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/19/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

IN-based Simon DeBartolo Group, owned by 49ers Owner EDWARD DEBARTOLO, JR. and Pacers Owner MEL SIMON, is building a new urban entertainment center at Penn''s Landing in Philadelphia (PHILADELPHIA DAI

Tags: Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

05/19/97
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Puma has named JAY PICCOLA Exec VP, DON GIBADLO Int''l Business Manager for Cross Training and Basketball, and DOUGLAS WILLIAMS VP & GM for Soccer at Puma''s North American operations. Piccola was a f

Tags: ESPN, Puma, Reebok, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

05/16/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Georgetown basketball coach JOHN THOMPSON "refused to rule out" a jump to the NBA if the situation was right (WASHINGTON POST, 5/16)....Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS unveiled plans for a $140M-150M conv

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/16/97
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The USOC named ROBERT MARSH Manager of the SLOC Development Program. He had previously served as Dir of the Park City Ski Educational Foundation (USOC)....The IHL Wolves promoted CHRIS GARGANI to Dir

Tags: SLOC, People and Pop Culture, USOC

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