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01/12/15
Drew Sheinman Leaving Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup confirmed late Friday evening that Senior VP and Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer DREW SHEINMAN has left the organization after almost two years to pursue other business interests. Breeders' Cup President & CEO CRAIG FRAVEL  in a statement said, "Breeders' Cup appr ...

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01/12/15
Wilf Family Trying To Change Their Image

A year after the Vikings owners were hit with a $103M civil judgment "for defrauding business partners in New Jersey, ZYGI WILF and his family are trying to overturn a verdict that ­tarnished their image," according to Mike Kaszuba of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Meanwhile, the Vikings owners hav ...

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01/12/15
Executive Transactions

Omnigon named longtime Turner Sports exec PHIL SHARPE Senior VP/Client Strategy & Engagement. He will be primarily based in N.Y. ( SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 1/12 issue )….The Warriors promoted VP Tickets Sales & Services BRANDON SCHNEIDER to Senior VP/Business Development ( Warriors ...

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01/12/15
Names In The News

Veteran college basketball referee KARL HESS "has worked his final" game in the ACC and "has withdrawn himself from assignments with the American Athletic Conference." He also has "withdrawn himself from all SEC games for the rest of the season." Hess was "accused of directing an ethnic remark at ...

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01/09/15
Weekend Plans

For Visa Global Marketing Dir LARA POTTER , weekends over the last few years have taken her not only all over the country, but worldwide. After living on the east coast while working for NFL Players Inc. and the Nationals, she is now reconnecting with her California roots. Potter: “I’ve ...

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01/09/15
Executive Transactions

Topps named JEREMY STRAUSER GM of Digital. Strauser, formerly with video game makers EA and Zynga, will lead Topps' online and mobile efforts, including its various digital trading card apps such as Topps BUNT. Topps VP/Digital  MICHAEL BRAMLAGE  will remain with the company and report t ...

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01/09/15
Names In The News

A Univ. of Oregon student who says she was raped by three UO basketball players is suing the school and head basketball coach DANA ALTMAN for “allegedly violating her federal civil rights by recruiting one of the involved players after he had previously been accused of rape elsewhere.” ...

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01/09/15
Accepting Entries For 8th Annual SBAs

Today’s the last day to submit an entry for the SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS.  Don’t let this year’s winners be determined without your entry. We’re honoring the best in the categories of: Sports Team Sports League Sports Event Sports Executive Athletic Director ...

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01/08/15
NBA Promotes Kathy Behrens, Dan Rube

The NBA has promoted two senior execs, naming KATHY BEHRENS President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs and DAN RUBE Exec VP & Deputy General Counsel. Behrens previously was Exec VP/Social Responsibility & Player Programs. Behrens will continue to report to NBA President of ...

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01/08/15
Executive Transactions

ESPN named  ESPN N.Y. VP & Exec Editor LEON CARTER VP & Editorial Dir of ESPN's upcoming microsite headed by Editor-in-Chief  JASON WHITLOCK . Carter will oversee all editorial content and the site's staff, reporting to Whitlock ( ESPN ). Meanwhile, Nielsen Media named ESPN VP/In ...

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