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MLS Summit in Toronto

MLS was host for a summit April 24 in Toronto for its Canada-based teams, broadcast partners and largest sponsors. From left: Don Garber, MLS Commissioner; Justine Fedak, BMO SVP of branding, advertising and sponsorship; Tom Anselmi, MLSE president and COO; and Stewart Johnston, TSN president.
Photo by: NICK TURCHIARO / MLS






















Women’s British Open at St. Andrews

On hand April 22 for media day for the Ricoh Women’s British Open at St. Andrews, the Old Course (from left): Bart Somsen, brand strategy manager, Ricoh Europe; Robbie Clyde, Ryder Cup project director; English golfer Melissa Reid; Shona Malcolm, LGU CEO; Yutaka Kaneko, Richo Co. Corporate Communication Centre GM; and Ross Hallett, IMG tournament director.
Photo by: MIKE COPPOLA / GETTY IMAGES FOR IZOD
























Peter King tweets with the Cardinals

At Tom’s Tavern in Phoenix on April 19 for Sports Illustrated writer Peter King’s Tweetup to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation (from left): Arizona Cardinals players Sam Acho, O’Brien Schofield and Jay Feely; GM Steve Keim; team President Michael Bidwill; King; coach Bruce Arians; and Cardinals players Patrick Peterson and Mike Leach.
Photo by: ARIZONA CARDINALS





















 NASCAR slows down to plant trees

Helping plant trees in Kansas City are (from left) Mike Lynch, NASCAR managing director of green innovation; Miss Sprint Cup Jaclyn Roney; drivers Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr.; Toyota motorsports marketing manager Paul Doleshal; Pat Warren, president of Kansas Speedway; and two employees of Paradise Nursery. They planted the trees recently at a Kansas City Toyota dealership as part of NASCAR’s Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS.
Photo by: GETTY IMAGES FOR NASCAR
























Payne addresses USOC event

Billy Payne speaks at “An Evening with Team USA,” a U.S. Olympic Committee event kicking off the new Team USA Society fundraising platform in the Atlanta area. Payne, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club and head of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, spoke at the event April 18 at the Georgia Aquarium.
Photo by: JOEY GOUGE





































Pacers salute PGA president

The PGA of America President Ted Bishop, who is the head pro at the Legends in Franklin, Ind., was honored with his wife, Cindy, for their work with the youths of central Indiana before the Indiana Pacers’ April 17 game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. From left: Pacers COO Rick Fuson, TV analyst Quinn Buckner, Cindy and Ted Bishop, Pacers President Jim Morris, TV analyst Austin Croshere and Pacers mascot Boomer.
Photo by: FRANK MCGRATH























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