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04 / 17 / 14

The adidas Group promoted TaylorMade-adidas Golf CEO MARK KING to President of adidas Group North America, effective June 1, succeeding PATRIK NILSSON , who is leaving for personal reasons. King will be in charge of all adidas and Reebok operations in the North American market and report directl...

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03/31/14
Executive Transactions

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Exec VP & COO MATT HUTCHINGS  added the title of KSE Media Ventures President & CEO. KSE Media Ventures also named DAVID GLUCK Exec VP/Business Operations & New Business Development. He will continue to oversee legal for KSE Media Ventures, work ...

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03/31/14
Names In The News

In Ft. Lauderdale, Ira Winderman noted 16-year-old Wisconsin resident EBONY NETTLES - BEY -- who has stage-four rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer in the soft tissues -- on Saturday "was invited to the Bucks' game against the Heat [and] told courtside seats were made available for her to watch" he ...

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03/28/14
Weekend Plans With Val Ackerman

For Big East Commissioner VAL ACKERMAN , the focus of this weekend is -- not surprisingly -- college basketball. Madison Square Garden is hosting the men’s East Regional tournament games, and while the Big East does not have a team remaining, Ackerman will still be very involved in organizing ...

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03/28/14
Names In The News

DEADLINE.com's Mike Fleming Jr. reported TriStar Productions has optioned " WHEREVER I WIND UP ," the memoir by Blue Jays P R . A . DICKEY "about his unusual life journey." BUZZ BISSINGER "has been set to write the script." TriStar "has made a deal" in which actors BEN MCKENZIE and LOGAN MAR ...

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03/27/14
Police Records Detail Irsay's Arrest

Colts Owner JIM IRSAY "had trouble standing, his speech was slurred and he admitted taking several medications but refused to voluntarily submit to a blood test after he was stopped by a Carmel police officer on March 16," according to police reports cited in a front-page piece by Tim Evans of the ...

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03/27/14
Executive Transactions

Delaware North Sportservice named digital publishing platform Mango Sense/USA COO JEFF KLINE Senior VP/Business Development. Kline also served as Veritix President from ’07-12, and before that, he spent 13 years at Ticketmaster. Kline will begin with DNS on Monday, when he will accompany Sp ...

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03/27/14
Names In The News

MLB.com's Gilbert & Emerick noted D-Backs 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT  announced yesterday that he "will finance and help grant three full tuition scholarships for fans" to the Univ. of Phoenix. Any Arizona resident pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree "can apply for a scholarship" online  ...

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03/26/14
Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Jr. Remembered

Bills Founder & Owner RALPH WILSON JR. is being remembered as the most "influential sports figure Western New York ever has known" after dying yesterday at the age of 95, according to a front-page piece by Mark Gaughan of the BUFFALO NEWS. Wilson "brought major league sports to Buffalo in ...

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03/26/14
NFL Owners Pay Tribute To Wilson

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL cleared the meeting room at the league annual meeting yesterday of all but owners and a few others when he received news of the passing of Bills Owner RALPH WILSON JR . Sources said that Wilson had communicated his desire that his peers be the first to hear the news ...

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03/26/14
Blackhawks Beat Writer Tim Sassone Dies

TIM SASSONE , the longtime Blackhawks beat writer for the Illinois Daily Herald, died yesterday at the age of 58 in Naperville, Ill. due to "complications from an illness," according to Chris Hine of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Sassone began working at the Daily Herald in '84 and "took over the Blackhawks ...

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