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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 01 / 15

#MLSAtlanta President & @SpursOfficial former director @DarrenEalesATL joins @ATLSpurs for the Capital One Cup #COYS ! pic.twitter.com/oHfmGmCP3b — MLS Atlanta (@MLSAtlanta2017) March 1, 2015

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In Birmingham, Natalie Pierre profiles Patriots CB MALCOLM BUTLER 's agent, DEREK SIMPSON , who was "previously unheard of" before Super Bowl XLIX, but is "suddenly in high demand." The Alabama-based attorney became a certified agent in '12 and "spent between $5,000-6,000 on the certification proc ...

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02/02/15
Wolf, Polian Selected For HOF Induction

Longtime NFL execs BILL POLIAN and RON WOLF on Saturday night were announced as members of the '15 Pro Football HOF class, alongside players JUNIOR SEAU , JEROME BETTIS , WILL SHIELDS , TIM BROWN and CHARLES HALEY , and senior nominee MICK TINGELHOFF . In Buffalo, Vic Carucci noted P ...

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02/02/15
Giants' Ann Mara Passes Away At 85

ANN MARA , the widow of late NFL Giants Owner WELLINGTON MARA , died yesterday "due to complications from a head injury she suffered" on Jan. 18 from a fall at her home, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Mara, who was "often called the 'First Lady of Football' around the NFL," ...

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02/02/15
Desert Dish: Super Bowl Parties Wrap Up

NFL agent LEIGH STEINBERG on Saturday hosted his 28th annual Super Bowl party at the Arizona Science Center. Among those in attendance were Pro Football HOFer WARREN MOON , former NFLer RICKY WATTERS , ESPN's RON JAWORSKI , Giants RB RASHAD JENNINGS , former Padres Vice Chair JEFF MOORAD , go ...

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02/02/15
Spotted At The Big Game: Bach, McCain, Celebs

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL on Saturday morning met with IOC President THOMAS BACH , who “knows nothing about football and had never before witnessed a game” before yesterday’s Super Bowl. Bach following the meeting said that he “expected to receive tips during the game ...

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02/02/15
Executive Transactions

Relativity Media has named SI Digital VP & GM JIM DELORENZO President of Digital Strategy & Acquisitions. DeLorenzo spent “nearly three years” at SI and was a member of SBJ/SBD’s “Forty Under 40” class in ’14 ( SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 2/2 issue ). ...

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02/02/15
Names In The News

The Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago on Saturday “was nearly full” for late Baseball HOFer ERNIE BANKS ’ memorial service. Among the attendees were Baseball HOFers HANK AARON , REGGIE JACKSON , LOU BROCK and ANDRE DAWSON , Cubs 1B ANTHONY RIZZO , Cubs broadcaster LEN K ...

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01/30/15
Desert Dish: Super Bowl Parties Rage On

IMG and former Senior Corporate VP  SANDY MONTAG hosted execs, talent and athletes at Mastros Ocean Club in Scottsdale on Thursday night. Spotted at the party were ESPN's TREY WINGO and SCOTT VAN PELT , Modell's Sporting Goods CEO MITCH MODELL , Bruin Sports Capital's GEORGE PYNE , ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Super Bowl, NFL

01/30/15
Weekend Plans: Universal Sports' Scott Brown

In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, many network execs pack their schedules full of media events, fan festivals, and fashion shows. But while others descend on Glendale, Ariz., to partake in the festivities surrounding the big game, Universal Sports President & General Counsel SCOTT BROW ...

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01/30/15
Executive Transactions

SI Publisher BRENDAN RIPP has expanded his scope at the veteran sports media brand, as he will now also oversee the business operators of Golf, SI Golf Plus and Golf.com in addition to SI, SI Kids and serving as Time Inc.’s BOD rep in 120 Sports. Ripp, now Group Publisher at Time Inc. for sp ...

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