August 18 - 24, 2014 Vol. 17 — No. 18

Top Stories

  • Rob Manfred stepping to the plate

    Last week’s owners vote in Baltimore to make Rob Manfred, previously the league’s chief operating officer, the league’s 10th commissioner had none of the typical political hallmarks of Bud Selig’s tenure.

  • Xfinity, NASCAR closer to deal

    Comcast’s Xfinity is in contract negotiations with NASCAR to become title sponsor of the sport’s secondary series.

  • College football’s new home

    Visitors entering the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta this Saturday will encounter a wall of helmets that’s visually overwhelming. The eyes don’t know where to focus. A touch-screen board enables visitors to find a school, touch an image and light up the helmet.

  • At IMG College, bold plans

    In the aftermath of William Morris Endeavor’s $2.4 billion acquisition of IMG, Ben Sutton is staying. He said he can’t think of doing anything else, and he has signed a five-year deal that will make him IMG College president and chairman. The chairman title is new.

  • At Excel, different focuses and shared vision

    It was 22 years ago this summer when three ambitious young men met as they embarked on a career in sports business. In 1992, the Cleveland headquarters of IMG was the place to work if you wanted to be an agent.

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