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LeBron Praised For "Stellar Comedic Turn" In Upcoming Apatow Film "Trainwreck"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

Audiences "will surely flip" for Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES ' "stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself" in the upcoming film " TRAINWRECK ," according to Sara Vilkomerson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Director JUDD APATOW said, "It's not just a cameo. It's a real role and he kills in ever...

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02/23/98
FROM THE HOME OFFICE: ABRUTYN TO NHL; FINKEL, FELRICE UP'D

DAVID ABRUTYN, Associate Publisher and Dir Marketing of THE DAILY since ''94, has been named Manager of Corporate Marketing at the NHL. In a reorganization of THE DAILY''s marketing department, SHELLY

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02/23/98
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NANCY IRSAY, widow of former Colts Owner ROBERT IRSAY, announced Friday that she will seek the GOP nomination for State Representative in a May primary (STAR-NEWS, 2/21). ....SHELLY FINKEL, longtime m

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02/20/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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02/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

WI-based Sports Marketing & Management Group (SM2G) named SONNY BANDO to head up SM2G''s MLB division, including the recruitment of former/current MLBers for the company. Bando is the son of Brewers G

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02/19/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ON THE SHELVES: SI''s "Scorecard" reviews DAVE ROSENBAUM''s "If They Don''t Win It''s a Shame: The Year the Marlins Bought the World Series." The book "is overrun with contemptible characters, from co

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02/19/98
SPORTS INDUSTRY HAILS THE LATE HARRY CARAY

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02/19/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The ATP Tour announced the following moves: BENITO PEREZ-BARBADILLO was promoted to Dir of PR; ANN CHRISTIN WALDMANN was named Editor of www.atptour.com; DAVID LAW was named Communications Manager in

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02/18/98
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02/18/98
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02/18/98
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