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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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Sprewell Sues N.Y. Post

Knicks G Latrell Sprewell yesterday filed a $40M lawsuit against the N.Y. Post over its report that Sprewell "injured his hand in a fight on his boat," according to Chris Broussard of the N.Y. TIMES.

Tags: ABC, Basketball, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Football, HBO, Miami Dolphins, NBA, New England Patriots, New York Knicks, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

World Series Nielsen Trends

The following details Nielsen ratings and viewership figures for each game of the ''01 and ''00 World Series on Fox. Games are played on the same days of the week each year. % +/- compares ''01 viewer

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, New York Mets, New York Yankees

YankeeNets Wins In Arena Deal

YankeeNets'' contribution has fallen from 67% to 37% of the final cost of the new arena to be built in Newark for the Nets and Devils, according to Jordan & Futterman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Yankee

Tags: Basketball, Continental Airlines, Facilities, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets

Octagon Projects $57M+ Loss

Octagon, which had profits last year of $11.5M, "is now expected to have a loss" of between $57.6-76.7M this year, "roughly quadruple the loss" parent Interpublic Group had projected two months ago, a

Tags: Basketball, Finance, Interpublic Group of Cos., Motorsports, Octagon, Soccer

Breeders' Cup Faces Conflicts

The Breeders'' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships (WTC) "will not be held at Churchill Downs in 2005 as planned because available dates conflict with NBC''s college football schedule and the FFA con

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Colleges, Events and Attractions, Horse Racing, NBC

Marketplace Round-Up

NAMES & FACES: Recording Artists, Actors & Athletes Against Drunk Driving (RADD) have released a new PSA featuring Giants LF Barry Bonds encouraging the use of designated drivers (RADD)....As Cowboys

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, Motorsports, NASCAR, New York Islanders, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

MLS Cup Draws 61,316 Fans

MLS Cup 2002, featuring Galaxy-Revolution, drew 61,316 fans yesterday at Gillette Stadium, exceeding the previous MLS Cup record of 57,431 for the ''97 championship game at RFK Stadium, according to D

Tags: AEG, ESPN, Hockey, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, Manchester United, MLS, New England Revolution, Soccer, Walt Disney

Franchise Notes

STALL BALL: In St. Paul, Bill Williamson cited two sources as saying that T''Wolves Owner Glen Taylor''s "bid to buy the Vikings might have stalled because his offering price is not what [Vikings Owne

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Media Notes

WILL THIS HELP? On last night''s "60 Minutes," CBS'' Andy Rooney responded to the public outcry over his criticism of female sideline reporters: "I wish I hadn''t included all the women that were doin

Tags: Basketball, CBS, Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning, Viacom, Walt Disney

World Series Teams Examined

The MLB Giants ''02 payroll increased from $63M to $78M, and Giants Managing General Partner Peter Magowan said that a profit "will be realized only if the World Series goes its full seven games, and

Tags: LA Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Basketball, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Franchises, Hockey, San Francisco Giants, Turner Sports, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

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