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ACC aligns with New Era Pinstripe Bowl

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a six-year partnership with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl that will begin after the 2014 regular season. At the Yankee Stadium news conference June 25 were Chris Koch of New Era Cap Co., Mark Holtzman of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the ACC’s John Swofford, and Randy Levine and Lonn Trost of the New York Yankees.
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Happy campers in Charlotte

The Charlotte Bobcats’ Fred Whitfield (center) hosted his annual Achievements Unlimited Basketball School and accompanying HoopTee Classic July 11 at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte. With him are longtime camp counselor Kelvin Healey (left) and Garry Howard of Sporting News Media, who has worked as a counselor at Fred’s camp.
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Comcast-Spectacor, here and there

ABOVE: At the Front Row Marketing Services national meetings July 17 in Scottsdale, Ariz.: Global Spectrum’s Melissa Wasson of University of Phoenix Stadium; Comcast-Spectacor’s Brian Rothenberg, Global Spectrum’s Peter Sullivan of University of Phoenix Stadium, Comcast-Spectacor’s Michel Sauers and Tom Sadler of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority. BELOW: At Global Spectrum international marketing meetings in Loveland, Colo., on July 8; Front Row Marketing Services’ Laurie Kemmit, Global Spectrum’s Rick Hontz, Bob Herrfeldt of The Ranch Events Complex and Global Spectrum’s Bob Schwartz.
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Sports biz at Sun Valley conference

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (center) hugs Wasserman Media Group’s Casey Wasserman as Andrew McKenna looks on during a lunch break at the Allen & Co. annual conference July 10 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Corporate leaders in media, finance, politics and technology gathered for the 31st annual conference.
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ABOVE: ESPN’s John Skipper arrives at the Sun Valley Resort on July 9. BELOW: New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon was also on hand for the conference.
















































NFL All-Access at the Rose Bowl

At the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission’s NFL All-Access on July 12 at the Rose Bowl: Former player Bill Romanowski, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez, Green Bay Packers equipment manager Gordon “Red” Batty, NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, commission President Kathryn Schloessman, San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy, former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask and Fox Sports’ Mike Pereira.
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All-Star highlights

MLB VP Dan Derian, New York Yankees all-star Robinson Cano and Chevrolet’s Lisa Grutta outside Nasdaq after ringing the opening bell July 15.
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Voice of the Yankees Michael Kay, former MLB player and manager Willie Randolph, The Legacy Agency’s Michael Principe, and former MLB pitchers John Franco and Ron Darling at the “Breakfast of Champions” at the Gramercy Park Hotel on July 15.
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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig; Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson; “42” producer Thomas Tull; Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson and MLB educational consultant; and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner.
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MLB’s Tim Brosnan and Sharon Robinson pose with Breaking Barriers contest winner Luke Lunday before the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby at Citi Field on July 15.
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NHL’s Cunningham honored


The NHL’s Dennis Cunningham was presented the Distinguished Leadership Award during the National Center for Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in Orlando July 16-18. With Cunningham are the center’s Lou Marciani; Cunningham’s wife, Brigitta; and 2011 recipient Mike Rodriguez of the U.S. Tennis Association. The center is based at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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Comcast’s Bruins connection

Comcast executives Mark Reilly and David Cohen visit with Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and NESN President and CEO Sean McGrail at the NECTA Convention and Exhibition in Newport, R.I., on July 11.
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Kastles in the White House

The Washington Kastles were recognized for their 2012 Mylan World TeamTennis championship by President Obama July 8. On hand were Venus Williams, Bobby Reynolds, Leander Paes, Anastasia Rodionova, coach Murphy Jensen and owner Mark Ein, plus tour co-founder Billie Jean King and CEO Ilana Kloss.
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Full room for NHRA Sponsor Summit

Attendees at the NHRA Sponsor Summit in Denver on July 18 included NHRA President Tom Compton (seated in center), Ben Reiling and Al Rondon of The Coca-Cola Co. and Tom Fredrickson and Don Corsette of Lucas Oil.
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