SBJ/Sept. 1-7, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

All around the Open

Serena Williams, winner of the 2014 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series women’s title, is flanked by the Emirates Airline cabin crew, along with USTA Chairman, CEO and President Dave Haggerty (left) and USTA Executive Director and COO Gordon Smith. The presentation was Aug. 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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When superstars come in threes: Tennis’ Roger Federer and Billie Jean King and basketball’s Michael Jordan meet following a match on Day 2 of the Open.
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The 14th annual USTA Foundation Opening Night Gala, honoring broadcaster, former player and foundation Chairwoman Mary Carillo, was Aug. 25 in the President’s Suite. From left: the foundation’s Dan Faber, Gayle King of “CBS This Morning,” Carillo and the foundation’s Thomas Chen.
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SEC launch party

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive speaks at the SEC Network launch party. Also at the event, Aug. 21 at the Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, were (below) broadcaster Brent Musburger and ESPN’s John Skipper.
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Hammerin’ Hank and the Commish

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and hall of famer Hank Aaron attend the Evening With Hank fundraiser at Miller Park in Milwaukee. All proceeds from the Aug. 24 event will benefit the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation.
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Ready to learn

Denise DeBartolo York and Chevron’s Michael Wirth join San Francisco 49ers Academy students for the opening of the Denise DeBartolo York Education Center’s Chevron STEM Zone. The event was Aug. 22 at Levi’s Stadium.
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All for the hall in Atlanta

At the Aug. 23 grand opening of the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta (from left): Steve Hatchell of the National Football Foundation and hall, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the hall’s John Stephenson and Chick-fil-A’s Steve Robinson, a foundation board member.
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Jones family at Cowboys’ new HQ site

The first family of the Dallas Cowboys digs in at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Cowboys’ headquarters, held Aug. 22 in Frisco, Texas (from left): Stephen Jones, Jerry Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson and Jerry Jones Jr.
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Reds, MLB, P&G cut ribbon

At the dedication of the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy on Aug. 22 (from left): The Cincinnati Reds’ Joe Morgan, Phil Castellini and Jay Bruce; Procter & Gamble’s Jodi Allen; the Reds’ Brandon Phillips; MLB’s Frank Robinson and Bud Selig; and the Reds’ Bob Castellini.
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‘Making the Pitch’ at women’s summit

At the annual Cynopsis Sports Women of Action summit, Aug. 19 at the New York Athletic Club, executives discussed marketing to women for the “Making the Pitch” panel (from left): Flo Bryan of CSE, Mike Messersmith of Chobani, Jody Bennett of Aquarius Sports and Entertainment, Sandra Carreon-John of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, Michael Jaquet of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, and Vanessa Shay of AEG and WISE LA.
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Welcome to Ballmer

AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman (left) and Staples Center President Lee Zeidman (right) welcome new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to Los Angeles at a Clippers fan rally Aug. 18 at Staples Center.
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Honor for Kennedy

International Speedway Corp. CEO Lesa France Kennedy was among the women honored by the National Women’s History Museum at its Women Making History brunch Aug. 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Fox Sports Media Group’s David Hill introduced Kennedy.
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Belichick huddles up with panelists

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and his foundation’s executive director, Linda Holliday, played host to more than 230 guests at the inaugural Bill Belichick Foundation Hall of Fame Huddle at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Aug. 20. The panel discussion featured Belichick (center), Tedy Bruschi (right) and Troy Brown (second from right) and was moderated by Scott Zolak (left). With them is Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala.
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