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The trailer for the upcoming film " CONCUSSION " was released this morning, and it "holds little back," according to Abid Rahman of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The film, which is produced by Columbia Pictures and slated for release on Dec. 25, stars WILL SMITH as DR. BENNET OMALU , who discovered aft...

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06/03/98
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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

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, Madison Square Garden, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

06/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ROLLING STONE features its "Champions ''98: Sports Hall of Fame" in its current issue. Among those highlighted in the pictorial: RONALDO, MEMBERS OF THE U.S. WOMEN''S HOCKEY TEAM, JEFF GORDON, KOBE BR

Tags: ATT, CBS, NBA, NBC, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Pittsburgh Penguins, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning, Viacom

06/02/98
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Angels VP/Sales & Marketing KEN WACHTER will leave his job and become Exec VP of Promotion Management Inc., a WI- based marketing company (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 6/1). ...NFLP promoted STEVE PHELPS f

Tags: AHL, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, ECHL, NHL, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Walt Disney

06/02/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

REAL QUIET jockey KENT DESORMEAUX was a guest on the "Tonight Show" last night. Desormeaux said that when he was young he wanted to be a basketball star, not a jockey: "Everybody else idolizes MICHAEL

Tags: McDonalds, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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

NHL Enterprises President RICK DUDLEY "is leaving for a top job at Mentmore, the real estate development and holding company that is involved in a rink development deal with the NHL," according to Ter

Tags: NHL, People and Pop Culture

06/01/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

14-year-old RAY SMITH, who suffers from a heart condition, was the dugout guest of Yankees Manager JOE TORRE for Sunday''s game against the Red Sox. Torre met Ray through the STARLIGHT FOUNDATION (Mul

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Diego Chargers, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

06/01/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ABC News CEO ROONE ARLEDGE announced Friday that after 21 years "he would turn over leadership" to the division''s President, DAVID WESTIN, starting on Monday. Arledge, on his legacy: "ABC Sports hard

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

05/29/98
SCOTT BORAS: THE MOST HATED (AND POWERFUL) MAN IN BASEBALL?

While it is "not a stretch to label" MLB agent SCOTT BORAS "the most-disliked man in the game, by executives and perhaps even by fans disgruntled with soaring player salaries," Pete Williams of USA TO

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05/29/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In N.Y., Robin Finn reports that MARY PIERCE was wearing a diamond ring on her left hand yesterday at the French Open, "reportedly an engagement gift" from ROBERTO ALOMAR (N.Y. TIMES, 5/29)....NBA Hal

Tags: Houston Rockets, NBA, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Mercury, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

05/29/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BILLY MCGEHEE was named to run the business side of the Lightning and the Ice Palace. ALW Sports Management, "which essentially is new Lightning owner ART WILLIAMS," named McGehee, 44, as its Presiden

Tags: American Express, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning

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