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Saints TE Benjamin Watson will appear on Fox News' "On The Record" at 7:00pm ET for a discussion on using faith to fight ISIS.

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01/29/15
Desert Dish: Super Bowl Parties Begin

ZAC BROWN BAND last night kicked off DirecTV's Super Fan Festival at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale ( AZCENTRAL.com, 1/27 )....Fox' JAY GLAZER last night hosted his fifth annual Super Bowl party at Maya Day & Nightclub in Scottsdale ( MIAMIHERALD.com, 1/27 )....Giants WR ODELL BECKH ...

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01/29/15
Executive Transactions

The Orange Bowl committee named Miami-based Baker & McKenzie Partner LEE STAPLETON President & Chair for ’15. She has been a member of the committee since ’02. Stapleton succeeds LUIS BOUE . MICHAEL CHAVIES will become President-elect & Chair-elect, assuming the top spot ...

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01/29/15
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Kyle Busch Motorsports "denies it owes" former Competition Dir and GM RICK REN $390,000 in "bonus and commissions from his time with the race team." Ren has sued the organization, asserting he is owed $35,000 bonus money for '12 plus $355,000 in commissions. The commissions were for a $3M deal for ...

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01/28/15
Minding My Business: Danny Heinsohn

Name : Danny Heinsohn Position : Access Event Solutions Business Development Specialist Age : 38 Where I’m from : Reno Where I call home : Reno Focusing on right now : Integrating NFC/RFID technology into event badges. ...

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01/28/15
Executive Transactions

Medallion Financial Corp. yesterday named NASCAR Managing Dir of Business Development SEAN DOWNES CEO of its new Medallion Sports Properties division ( Medallion )....Under Armour named Alchemy Global President PETER RUPPE VP/Footwear. Ruppe previously "spent 25 years at Nike" ( BIZJOURNALS.com, ...

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01/28/15
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Boston 2024 poll data shows that Massachusetts residents "trust" Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT more than Boston Mayor MARTY WALSH , former Gov. DEVAL PATRICK and the Boston Globe. One question in a survey from April "asked respondents to say whether they would trust 'a great deal' or 'a fair amou ...

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01/27/15
Bud Selig Settles Into New Role

BUD SELIG 's “first day in the new role of commissioner emeritus really wasn't much different from the 8,173 days” he ran MLB, according to a front-page piece by Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. One “major difference” yesterday was that “much of the p ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLB

01/27/15
Executive Transactions

Senators Exec VP, CFO & Alternate Governor ERIN CROWE "is leaving her position." Crowe in an e-mail wrote that she "had 'an amazing 18 years with the Sens,' and is looking forward to a new career opportunity." Sources said that Crowe's "new senior position will involve a more conventional busi ...

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01/27/15
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Arkansas AD JEFF LONG yesterday “was unanimously re-elected” as CFP Selection Committee Chair. Long in ’13 was named Chair by the CFP Management Committee, whereas this time, “he was voted to continue that role by the other members on the selection committee.” He &ldq ...

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01/26/15
Ex-Prudential Center Exec Sues Lamoriello

Former Devils Arena Entertainment President RICH KREZWICK "filed suit in federal court Thursday seeking" $2.3M from Devils President & GM LOU LAMORIELLO for "lost wages stemming from his firing" in August '13, according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. The lawsuit alleges that Lam ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, New Jersey Devils, NHL

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