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A source said that the Browns have "parted ways" with Dir of Player Personnel JON SANDUSKY , as his "contract expired and the Browns elected not to renew it." The source said that Sandusky "was dismayed to be let go almost three weeks after the draft, when most teams' personnel departments are set....
BASEBALL AMERICA lists its annual "25 Most Influential" people in baseball (BASEBALL AMERICA, 1/19): RANK NAME POSITION/ORGANIZATION 1) Don Fehr Exec Dir, MLBPA 2) Bud Selig Acting Commissioner/CEO, B
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EAGLESON PLEADS: ALAN EAGLESON, founder and former Dir of the NHLPA, "pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud for his role in elaborate, illegal schemes that bilked huge sums of money from the pl
TY VOTAW, special assistant to the Commissioner/General Counsel, has been promoted to VP/Business Affairs for the LPGA. Votaw will handle all business deals, including sponsorships and TV rights negot
MARTY GILBERT was named COO of IL-based sports information company STATS Inc. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/6). ...ESPN named MIKE WADE Manager/Corporate Communications. Wade had been a Senior Account Exec with
ABC''s "Bad As I Wanna Be: The DENNIS RODMAN Story" has been given a February 1 airdate (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 12/31). ...Chiefs RB MARCUS ALLEN "has agreed to buy most" of Kansas City''s Broadway Ford f
ROBERT ERB, Dir of Sports Marketing at adidas; PAT WILLIAMS, Magic Senior Exec VP; PAUL BEESTON, MLB COO; HAL PRINCE, Mach One Marketing President and RICHARD KREZWICK, President of the New Boston Gar
The Toronto GLOBE & MAIL listed its fifth-annual "25 Most Powerful and Influential People in Canadian Sports." In Toronto, James Christie wrote that players are "no longer mere gears in a big machine
POPE JOHN PAUL II has awarded papal knighthood to News Corp. Chair RUPERT MURDOCH for "unblemished character" and for promoting "the interest" of society, the Church and the Vatican (L.A. TIMES, 1/3).
Nike named ROBERT MITCHELL as East Coast PR Senior Manager (Nike)....The Basketball Hall Of Fame promoted DON GIBSON to Exec VP & COO. Gibson was formerly Exec VP/Marketing & Development (Hall Of Fame
RUPERT MURDOCH is profiled by Diane Shah in LOS ANGELES magazine under the header "Will Rupert Buy L.A.?" The Dodgers purchase "will be no more than a decimal point in Murdoch''s creeping global hegem