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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Michael Smith reports Atlanta-based collegiate marketing firm MELT "recently acquired Ninja Multimedia, a small digital and technology firm that already has a strong foothold in the college space." The Atlanta-based Ninja and its five employees, including CEO DREW PEARSON ,...

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04/23/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

On Tuesday, THE DAILY listed TOTAL SPORT magazine''s Top 10 Best Female Bodies, as voted upon by its readers. The Top 5 Best Male Bodies were: 1) LINFORD CHRISTIE 2) EVANDER HOLYFIELD 3) LENNOX LEWIS

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04/23/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Olympic gold medal winner BRUCE JENNER was named Dir of Promotional Marketing for Allegiance Telecom. He will also serve as commercial spokesperson (AD AGE, 4/23)....A-B promoted STEVE ULINE to Group

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04/22/98
NTRA PLACING ITS BETS ON EX-GOLF CZAR SMITH AS FIRST COMMISH

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04/22/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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04/22/98
ON THE FILM SIDE: IS STALLONE PLANNING A FIST II?

SYLVESTER STALLONE says he wants to do a movie about GEORGE FOREMAN, "the ageless wonder who reclaimed his heavyweight crown at age 45 while transforming his image from ruthless puncher to smiling TV

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04/22/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

News Corp. Chair RUPERT MURDOCH and his wife, ANNA, "are separating." Analysts and Hollywood execs said that they "don''t foresee the split creating problems for Murdoch''s family-controlled empire" (

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04/21/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The British magazine TOTAL SPORT polled its readers to rank the 10 best female and five best male bodies in sports. ANNA KOURNIKOVA was voted top female body and five WTA Tour players ranked in the to

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04/21/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TIM SMITH is expected to be named today as the first commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Smith served as Deputy Commissioner of the PGA Tour in the ''80s (USA TODAY, 4/21)...

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04/21/98
STREETBALL PARTNERS FOUNDER TERRY MURPHY RESIGNS

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04/21/98
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