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12/19/14
Weekend Plans: Eagles' Brian Napoli

With less than one week remaining until Christmas, millions of Americans will be scrambling to shopping malls and toy stores for last-minute gifts. But Eagles Dir of Corporate Partnerships BRIAN NAPOLI plans to finish his shopping tonight so that he can be glued to the tube for Saturday’s cr ...

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12/19/14
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Startup SmartSports "aims to remove some of the subjectivity ... that makes scouting for talent such a challenge." Co-Founders LARRY SCANNELL and CORRINE VITOLO "are rolling out the company’s debut product this winter, a 'smart' batting cage, dubbed SmartKage, that tracks scores of data po ...

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12/19/14
Executive Transactions

Turner Sports Technical Manager  GREG GUNN is leaving the company and worked his last event on Thursday night. Gunn received a nice on-air send-off by announcer KEVIN HARLAN in the final minute of the Knicks-Bulls game. Harlan said of Gunn, "He started at Turner in 1973, a veteran of Vietnam ...

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12/18/14
Big Execs Reminisce On Sports Media

NFL Exec VP/Media STEVE BORNSTEIN , former NBC Sports Group Chair DICK EBERSOL , Fox Sports Media Group CEO DAVID HILL  and former NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN -- four of the biggest names in sports TV over the past 30 years -- reminisced earlier this week during the Sports Video Group's a ...

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12/18/14
Executive Transactions

The Angels promoted Senior Dir of Corporate Sponsorships  NEIL VISERTO  to VP/Sales ( Angels )....USL Pro expansion club Louisville City FC named VP/Operation  AMANDA DUFFY GM after club President DJORN BUCHHOLZ resigned from his post ( Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 12/17 ). Buchholz ...

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12/18/14
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Seahawks QB RUSSELL WILSON , who is "eligible for a new deal after this season, is changing agents." Sources said that Wilson is "likely to go with his baseball agent, MARK RODGERS ." Wilson "did speak recently with his former NFL agent BUS COOK , and praised Cook." A source said that Cook "was n ...

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12/17/14
Minding My Business: UFC's Clint Cox

Name : Clint Cox Position : UFC VP/Technical Operations Age : 33 Where I’m from : Waco, Texas Where I call home : Las Vegas Cox sometimes is able to unwind by going on a run with his wife ...

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12/17/14
Luck Leaving WVU For NCAA

The NCAA today named West Virginia AD OLIVER LUCK to the newly created position of Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs, which will bring the national office regulatory functions -- academic and membership affairs, the Eligibility Center and enforcement -- under one umbrella. Luck will begin the position ea ...

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12/17/14
Executive Transactions

Univ. of Michigan athletic department CMO HUNTER LOCHMANN "is no longer working for the university." UM Associate AD/Media & PR DAVID ABLAUF said Lochmann "resigned to pursue other professional opportunities." Lochmann was one of former AD DAVE BRANDON 's "signature hires early on" ( FREEP. ...

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12/17/14
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Bears Chair GEORGE MCCASKEY "was involved in a minor altercation" during Monday’s night’s game at Soldier Field after asking a Saints fan who was sitting in his seat to move. Sources said that the fan "shoved him in the back." McCaskey "was not injured," and the fan was "charged with s ...

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