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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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TWINS MARKETING CONSULTANT PAT FORCIEA TO LEAVE POST

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01/09/98
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01/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The ''99 FIFA Women''s World Cup named IOC VP ANITA DEFRANTZ to the Women''s World Cup Board of Directors (Women''s World Cup)....WRIGHT WALTERS resigned as Southern Conference Commissioner. He has he

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01/08/98
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The Twins named JOE MCILVAINE as Special Assistant to the GM (Twins)....The WNBA Sting named PETE MOORE Dir of Business Operations. He was GM of the AAA Charlotte Knights (Sting)....CBS Sports promote

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01/08/98
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