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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 06 / 15

Under the header, " James Dolan 's Favorite Mistake," SPORTSONEARTH.com describes Isiah Thomas becoming Liberty President & co-Owner as a " hiring decision that defies all sense of good taste and feels more like bad satire ." ESPNW.com goes with the header, " WNBA In Good Hands As Young Tal...

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09/28/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ELI BROAD has donated $100M to a "nationwide campaign to identify and cultivate innovations in urban school management" (L.A. TIMES, 9/26)....Public Financial Management''s SAM KATZ, a GOP mayoral can

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, LPGA, Philadelphia Flyers, Reebok, People and Pop Culture

09/28/99
DC BASEBALL GROUP STATES CASE DURING FIRST MEETING WITH MLB

Leaders of the group trying to bring an MLB team to the DC/Northern VA area "presented their case" last week during a two-hour meeting with MLB COO Paul Beeston and VP/Administration Robert Dupuy, acc

Tags: Franchises, MLB

09/28/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: A war of words continues between the Blackhawks and Capitals after Saturday night''s fight involving Capitals GM George McPhee and members of the Blackhawks. Blackhawks President Bill Wirtz broke

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Blackhawks, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Franchises, New England Patriots, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals, Wilson Sporting Goods

09/28/99
OPENING AT STAMFORD-BASED SPORTS MARKETING AGENCY

Stamford-based sports marketing agency seeks project coordinator position to be filled immediately. The position requires 2+ years marketing experience. Must have excellent organizational and written

Tags: Classified Advertisements

09/28/99
MARINERS NAME NINTENDO'S LINCOLN TO REPLACE ELLIS AS CEO

The Mariners announced yesterday that Nintendo of America Chair Howard Lincoln has been selected by the ownership group as the team''s new Chair & CEO. Lincoln will replace John Ellis, who retired fro

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Seattle Mariners

09/28/99
NORMAN READY TO LEAVE COBRA FOR PART-OWNERSHIP IN MACGREGOR?

Greg Norman is "about to join" MacGregor Golf in an effort "to revive the struggling brand," according to GOLF WORLD''s "The Bunker," which reports that the deal "could be announced as soon as" this w

Tags: Acushnet, PGA Tour

09/28/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The NHL named JAMEY HORAN as Dir of Communications. Prior to joining the league, Horan was Dir of Communications for Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia (NHL)....Woolf Associates named PAUL TEDESCHI as

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NHL, People and Pop Culture

09/28/99
DALLAS GARDNER SAYS NHRA NOT FOR SALE, DESPITE SMITH OFFER

NHRA President Dallas Gardner said Monday that he told Speedway Motorsports (SMI) Chair Bruton Smith that the racing series is not for sale, according to Tony Fabrizio of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Smit

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHRA, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

09/28/99
PENGUINS' TICKET SALES COOLING OFF; TEAM MIGHT MISS GOAL

The "enthusiasm generated" from Mario Lemieux''s purchase of the Penguins "hasn''t translated into particularly strong ticket sales," as the team has sold around 8,900 season tickets, "well below" its

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Pittsburgh Penguins

09/28/99
REDSKINS APPEAR SET TO NAME BALDACCI AS TEAM PRESIDENT

The Redskins "plan to name" Steve Baldacci as Washington Entertainment President "within the next several days," according to sources of Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. Washington Entertainment is

Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

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