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Drivers hit court for good cause at Bobcats’ NASCAR night
Brad Keselowski (left) and Michael Waltrip were among the drivers participating in a basketball skills challenge for the Bobcats’ fourth annual NASCAR Night on Jan. 23 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Drivers and the Bobcats joined to help raise awareness of relief efforts by the American Red Cross for Haitian earthquake victims. Vinyl graphic company Fathead sponsored activities during the evening.

Four-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson (right), with wife Chandra, had courtside seats next to Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob Johnson (left). Johnson was joined by crew chief Chad Knaus as he showed off his latest championship trophy to fans.

Upfront with Leverage and Top Rank
At the Leverage Agency/Top Rank Boxing upfront event Jan. 23 at Madison Square Garden (from left): Leverage Agency Chairman Tony Ponturo; Top Rank President Todd duBoef; and Adam Thier, Madison Square Garden vice president of sports properties.

A fight night for Cowboys Stadium
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appears Jan. 19 during a news conference to announce the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight. The bout will take place March 13 at Cowboys Stadium.

WNBA all-stars headed to Connecticut
Making the announcement Jan. 27 that the 2010 WNBA All-Star Game will be held July 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., from left: Connecticut Sun VP/GM Chris Sienko, University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, WNBA President Donna Orender, Connecticut Sun CEO Mitchell Etess and Kathy Regan-Pyne, Mohegan Tribal Council member and member of the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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