U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
Published May 18, 2014
adidas Chair & CEO Herbert Hainer said that preparing the company "for a change at the top when his contract ends in 2017 will be among his biggest priorities" (REUTERS, 5/17).
Walt Disney Studios' "Millon Dollar Arm" opened this weekend and "failed to attract a broad audience," bringing in $10.5M at the U.S. box office (LATIMES.com, 5/18).
The Twins today held a pregame ceremony to honor Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman. The team announced that a renovated north Minneapolis baseball field will be named in Hartman's honor (STARTRIBUNE.com, 5/17).
Last night's Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado welterweight bout drew "a raucous pro-Marquez crowd of 12,090" to The Forum in Inglewood, Calf. It was the "first fight at the refurbished Forum, which had not hosted a boxing card since 2001" (ESPNLA.com, 5/18).
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson yesterday "won the 35-39 age group at the Over The Mountain Triathlon" in Kings Mountain, N.C., prior to competing in the Sprint Cup All-Star Race last night. He "finished 11th overall out of 119" male participants (AP, 5/17).
Massachusetts elevator inspectors "were at Fenway Park Saturday, trying to determine how a 22-year-old woman fell two stories down an elevator shaft late Friday night" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/18).