SBJ/Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published August 26, 2013, Page 29
|Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross presents President Barack Obama with a jersey as members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, including coach Don Shula, quarterback Bob Griese and running back Larry Csonka, look on at the White House on Aug. 20. The undefeated Dolphins won the Super Bowl at a time when championship teams weren’t uniformly invited to meet the president.
NFL meets UFC
|New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta talk during the UFC on Fox Sports 1 event at TD Garden on Aug. 17 in Boston.
After The Lap logo gets green flag
|NASCAR’s Mike Kozak; drivers Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; and Ford’s Jamie Allison unveil the 2013 NASCAR After The Lap logo. The event, sponsored by Ford and Coca-Cola, will be Dec. 5 at the Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, and the Ford 150 Tremor shown will be a sweepstakes prize.
New look for Nassau
|At a news conference Aug. 16 to discuss the winning proposal to renovate Nassau Coliseum: Rob Walker, Nassau County; Jim Lester, Forest City Ratner Cos.; Jason Iley, Roc Nation Records; David Blumenfeld, Blumenfeld Development Group; Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets; Edward Mangano, Nassau County; Bruce Ratner, Forest City Ratner Cos.; Chris Charlier, Onexim Group and Brooklyn Nets; boxing champion Bernard Hopkins; Brett Yormark, Barclays Center and the Nets; Matt Martin, New York Islanders; Chris Sharples, ShoP Architects; Alan Ostfield, Live Nation; and Kate Murray, town of Hempstead.
Lean into it
|Disney Sports Attractions recently took its interns for a daylong visit at Daytona International Speedway, where they gathered for a photo at the finish line, and NASCAR headquarters.
Happy birthday to gymnastics
|Global Spectrum XL Center execs Chris Lawrence (left) and Casey Heverling (right) presented USA Gymnastics’ Ron Galimore (second from left) and Steve Penny with a cake celebrating the 50th anniversary of the sport before the P&G Gymnastics Championships at the XL Center recently.
|In Manhattan on Aug. 19 to announce the seventh BNP Paribas Showdown on March 3 at Madison Square Garden featuring Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic: StarGames President Jerry Solomon, Murray, New York Ranger Henrik Lundqvist, and MSG Sports President Dave Howard and SVP Joel Fisher.
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