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12/29/14
Names In The News

The POHLAD family, which owns the Twins, "has acquired majority ownership" of Minnetonka-based Polaroid in a $70M deal. Polaroid is "best known for making instant cameras but the name can be found on a variety of electronic goods, including tablets, cameras and flat-screen TVs" ( AP, 12/27 ). The ...

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12/29/14
Accepting Entries For 8th Annual SBAs

The entry deadline is approaching for the 2015 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS. Do you know of a company, team, league, event or executive that was the best of the best in 2014? Submit your entry for this year’s awards. The deadline for all entries is Friday, January 9. We’re honoring ...

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12/23/14
Executive Transactions

Amazon named former Seahawks & Sounders Chief Commercial Officer ERIC MASTALIR Principal for Business Development. He is focusing on sports, media and social verticals ( THE DAILY )....Charlotte Motor Speedway promoted Dir of Guest Services & Logistics LINDSAY METCALFE  to Senior Dir ...

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12/23/14
Names In The News

In DC, Kent Babb profiles former NFLer DONTE STALLWORTH , who was recently named by the Huffington Post as one of its "national security fellows, a six-month internship of sorts that exposes hopeful journalists to the basics of reporting." Stallworth "attends news conferences and forums, conducts i ...

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12/22/14
Tim Pernetti Talks Rutgers, NYC FC

NYC FC Chief Business Officer TIM PERNETTI recently shared his "first public spoken words on his departure from Rutgers," and they were "chosen carefully," according to a profile by Stefan Bondy of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Pernetti said of his time as Rutgers AD, and getting fired amid the MIKE RIC ...

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12/22/14
Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To Second DUI

With promises to "continue treatment for alcohol abuse and to help others avoid his mistakes, MICHAEL PHELPS pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Baltimore District Court on Friday and came away with a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months of supervised probation," according to Chi ...

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12/22/14
Executive Transactions

NBA Senior Communications Advisor to the Commissioner BRIAN MCINTYRE has retired after 33 years with the league. He also previously worked as Bulls Dir of Marketing & Media Information ( THE DAILY ). In N.Y., Phil Mushnick wrote even "with the heat on," McIntyre was "an honest man of good fait ...

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12/22/14
Names In The News

Maryland-based Geier Financial Group, which manages about $180M, "grew in part by managing the finances of professional baseball players," including HOFer CAL RIPKEN JR. and Yankees 1B MARK TEIXEIRA . Now, the firm "has launched an affiliate called Winpoint Financial targeted solely at current an ...

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12/19/14
Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales

MLB VP/National Sales CHRIS MARCIANI  has quietly exited MLB, in what will likely be the first in a series of departures at MLB HQ under the new administration of Commissioner-elect ROB MANFRED and President of Business & Media BOB BOWMAN . Marciani, who was responsible for new bu ...

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12/19/14
Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25"

Former WNBAer and Spurs assistant coach  BECKY HAMMON sits atop espnW's "Impact 25" for '14, as her appointment as the first full-time, salaried, female coach in NBA history was both "groundbreaking and the prize she'd had her eye on for years," according to Allison Glock of ESPNW. The es ...

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