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Published July 28, 2014, Page 30
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|Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, NESN displayed Boston Red Sox World Series trophies from 2004, 2007 and 2013 at the annual New England Cable & Telecommunications Association convention, which took place July 16-18 in Newport, R.I. From left: NESN’s Sean McGrail, Comcast’s Kevin Casey, NECTA’s Paul Cianelli and Cox Communications’ John Wolfe.
Marking anniversary of the L.A. Games
|The pregame ceremony at a recent Los Angeles Angels game commemorated the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Southern California. First-pitch participants: Olympian Peter Vidmar, former president of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee Peter Ueberroth, Olympian Janet Evans, Olympian Rafer Johnson and the LA84 Foundation’s Bob Wagner.
SportsBeep launch party
|At the SportsBeep Fantasy Sports Mobile App launch party at the Montclair Country Club in Montclair, N.J.: David Mermelstein of Croton Watches, baseball’s Pete Rose, Tom Happle of SportsBeep and former New Jersey Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko.
New Levi’s for 49ers
|Among those on hand at the Levi’s Stadium ribbon cutting July 18: 49ers GM Trent Baalke, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, 49ers President Paraag Marathe, players Patrick Willis and Joe Staley and coach Jim Harbaugh.
Fired up for World Games
|Toyota executives Doug Eroh, Pete Carey, and Michael Rouse; Global Messenger Debi Anderson; ESPN commentator Jay Harris, ESPN President John Skipper; Global Messenger Dustin Plunkett; and LA2015 President and CEO Patrick McClenahan strike the World Games celebratory pose at the Special Olympics World Games LA2015 press conference July 16 at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Broadway Blueshirts hit the links
|At the 12th annual Coke Zero and New York Rangers golf outing July 8 at Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff, N.Y.: Front: Rangers alumnus Gilles Villemure, Coca-Cola’s Dori Silverman and MSG’s Ron Skotarczak. Back: Rangers alumni Ron Duguay, Bob Nevin, Steve Vickers, Ron Greschner and Glenn Anderson.
TWC’s David Rone honored
|The Shadow League sports website honored David Rone, Time Warner Cable president of sports, news and local programming, as the recipient of its inaugural Shadow League Award for Leadership during a dinner this month at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. With Rone (center) are the Shadow League’s Yussuf Khan (left) and Keith Clinkscales, also of Revolt TV.
View from Park Lane
|Andrew Kline, founder and managing director of sports investment bank Park Lane, spoke with SportsBusiness Journal reporters and editors during a visit to the SBJ/SBD offices in Charlotte on July 16.
Getting together on greening sports
|With the Environmental Leadership Award, given to the NHL’s Gary Bettman, at the Green Sports Alliance Summit in Santa Clara, Calif.: Michael Doyle of the Vancouver Canucks / Rogers Arena, the NHL’s Omar Mitchell, hockey hall of famer Michael Richter of Healthy Planet Partners, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Allen Hershkowitz, and the Green Sports Alliance’s Martin Tull.
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