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Agent Rob Pelinka Is Front-Runner For Lakers GM Job, Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

Landmark Sports’  Rob Pelinka  has “emerged as a front-runner to become Lakers GM” under new President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson, according to sources cited by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Pelinka reps former Lakers G  Kobe Bryant  and Ro...

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Woods' Buick Spot Discussed

Buick's new promo around Tiger Woods, in which Woods surprised golfers and offered them a chance to compete in a closest-to-the-pin competition for a new Rainier SUV (see THE DAILY, 6/18), was discuss

Tags: ESPN, Golf, NASCAR, Nike, USGA, Walt Disney

THE DAILY Goes One-On-One…

With the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships presented by Verizon beginning today at Stanford Univ., THE DAILY's Schuyler Baehman this week talked with USA Track & Field CEO CRAIG MASBACK. Hi

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"OTL Nightly" Profiles Rodeo

Tuesday's edition of ESPN's "OTL Nightly" examined the growth of professional rodeo, including the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). ESPN's Jeremy Schaap: "In th

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Smith Still Assisting FSN

A. Smith & Co., the company of former FSN Exec VP/Programming Arthur Smith, has several unscripted series "on the development slate," including a spinoff of "You Gotta See This!" for FSN and a show ca

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ESPN Inks Video Game Deal

ESPN, Sega and Visual Concepts, maker of the "2K" sports videogame series, announced an alliance and new branding for the former Sega Sports "2K" series, which will now be called ESPN Videogames. The

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Hockey, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Walt Disney

Marketplace Round-Up

NASCAR today formally announced that Nextel Communications has signed a ten-year agreement to become the title sponsor of its top racing series, beginning with the '04 season. Under the ten-year deal,

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Executive Transactions

The Trail Blazers formally announced Texans Senior VP & Chief Development Officer STEVE PATTERSON as President (see THE DAILY, 6/18), replacing President & GM BOB WHITSITT, who resigned, but remains S

Tags: Basketball, Football, Houston Texans, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

USTA Reveals Open Prize Money

The USTA has announced that prize money for the U.S. Open will exceed $17M, including for the first time in Grand Slam history, a $1M payout to both the men's and women's singles champion. Prize money

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Disney Donating Golf Proceeds

In an attempt to get the city of Orlando "more involved" with the PGA Tour's Funai Classic at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney has "agreed to give the [Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce] the procee

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League Notes

MLB: ESPN's Peter Gammons reported, "There's a little bit of a conspiracy, an attempt to keep draft choice signings down," as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's office "has a slot for each place in the draf

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