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Speed Reads....Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14
FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...
SHAQUILLE O''NEAL will develop a third feature film, "Shaq Fu," the second in a two-picture deal with Interscope, which released "Kazaam." Before working on "Shaq Fu," O''Neal must complete work on Wa
BREMANTE BRYANT joins SportsChannel New York as host of "SportsChannel Light." He was previously a reporter/anchor for the New Jersey Network (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 7/22 issue)....ADAM ARON will join
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According to a report in this morning''s N.Y. POST by Jack Newfield, boxing promoter BOB ARUM has made a deal with federal investigators for immunity in exchange for testimony that he paid IBF Preside
DAVID GREELEY was promoted to Dir of Sales for Palace Sports and Entertainment (Palace)....Miller Brewing has named STEVE BUERGER as Dir of Media Services. He was formerly Senior VP/Dir of Media Servi
DWIGHT GOODEN has reportedly signed a deal with Warner Bros. for the rights to film about his life (WASHINGTON POST, 7/22)....ROGER CLEMENS plays a bar-room thug in his second movie "Kingpin," which s
Tennis legend ILIE NASTASE has been named President of the ATP Tour World Championship and will oversee the operations and public relations (ATP)....PERKINS MILLER is the new Senior Editor of Equipmen
STEVE DONNER, President & CEO of the AHL''s Rochester Americans, has won the AHL''s James C. Hendy Memorial Award, given to the executive who has made outstanding contributions to the league (AHL)....
Univ. of Colorado AD BILL MAROLT was hired as President & CEO of U.S. Skiing (USA TODAY, 7/18)...As the ComcastSpectacor transaction was finalized, Chair ED SNIDER announced the following key manageme
TIM KUHL, the Syracuse Crunch''s VP Marketing & Communications, has won the AHL''s Ken McKenzie Award for the second consecutive year, given for doing the most to promote their team (AHL)....The Celti
The reviews continue for "Kazaam," starring SHAQUILLE O''NEAL, with very few giving the film itself much regard, but some giving O''Neal passable grades for his performance. DETROIT''s Susan Stark: "A