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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....

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05/13/15
Executive Transactions

LAFC has hired CARL SCHLOESSMAN as COO as the MLS expansion club continues to build towards its expected launch in '18. Schloessman, who spent the last six years as Exec VP/Sales & Marketing for Live Nation Entertainment’s clubs and theatres division, will be responsible for all revenue ...

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05/13/15
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Late NHLer STEVE MONTADOR "suffered from CTE, according to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre in Toronto, which announced results from brain autopsies of three former athletes who had experienced many concussions." In the case of Montador, the brain study sho ...

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05/12/15
Wittenberg Leaving NYRR To Launch Virgin Sport

RICHARD BRANSON 's gain is the N.Y. Road Runners’ loss. MARY WITTENBERG , the veteran President & CEO of the group that operates the TCS N.Y. Marathon, will resign Monday after 10 years to lead the newly launched Virgin Sport. The new outfit will operate running, cycling and other e ...

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05/12/15
ESPN Promotes Ed Erhardt, Justin Connolly

ESPN promoted President of Global Customer Marketing & Sales  ED ERHARDT and Senior VP/College Networks  JUSTIN CONNOLLY to take over the responsibilities handled by  SEAN BRATCHES  at the company. Both Erhardt and Connolly will report directly to ESPN President JOHN SKIPP ...

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05/12/15
Executive Transactions

NASCAR Managing Dir of Brand & Consumer Marketing KENNY MITCHELL has left the sanctioning body after less than two years on the job . He will return to Gatorade, where he worked for seven years before taking on a role as Dew Tour GM. Mitchell’s new title at Gatorade is Senior Dir of Con ...

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05/12/15
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New Jersey Gov. CHRIS CHRISTIE during the '10 and '11 NFL seasons "racked up an $82,594 bill from the concessions operator at MetLife Stadium," according to a report by New Jersey Watchdog. Christie "used a debit card on 58 occasions to pay Delaware North Sportservice" at the venue ( POLITICO.com, ...

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05/11/15
Orioles' John Angelos Discusses Recent Tweets

Orioles Exec VP JOHN ANGELOS was an "unexpected populist voice and defender of nonviolent demonstrators" in Baltimore "protesting the death of FREDDIE GRAY from injuries sustained in police custody," according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. His 21 tweets were "striking because sport ...

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05/11/15
Lesa France Kennedy Profiled By CBS

ISC CEO and NASCAR Vice Chair LESA FRANCE KENNEDY was profiled on CBS’ “Sunday Morning," and she talked about her son racing in NASCAR and the legacy of her grandfather, NASCAR Founder BILL FRANCE SR . France Kennedy said of her grandfather, “He just had this amazing vision ...

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05/11/15
Executive Transactions

Learfield Sports named Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment Corporate Account Exec DEVIN BERG GM for its Eastern College Athletic Conference Properties. Berg most recently repped collegiate programs such as Fairfield, UConn and Sacred Heart ( Learfield )....Oakland Univ. named Metro Atlantic Ath ...

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05/11/15
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Fox Sports flew the mothers of all of the U.S. women's national team players to San Jose "unannounced to show up at Saturday evening's team dinner." The players were "told only that special guests would be coming." U.S. G HOPE SOLO  said, "Our whole team was so surprised" ( SAN JOSE MECRURY NE ...

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