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August 19, 2014 03:28 PM
AVOIDING THE HAZARD: Author and CBS Sports Radio host John Feinstein said of the modified FedExCup playoffs format, “It can be argued that the job Commissioner Tim Finchem did in convincing FedEx to put up tens of millions of dollars to become the umbrella sponsor, is as important as anything he has achieved in his 20-plus years on the job. There's still one big hurdle for the Tour to jump in the coming years, which is making the playoffs into a pool of competition and not just an entertaining TV show” (“Golf Central,” Golf Network, 8/18).
AVE, MARIA: Tennis player Maria Sharapova sat down with CNBC for an interview from her newest Sugarpova pop-up store in Manhattan to discuss the success of her candy business. She said, "We are very happy with the sales. We're in over 26 different markets around the world with exclusive distribution deals which is very unique after being on the market for only two years. We've still kept it very minimal and very unique too because when I started this, I wanted this to be a very project and something different than the market hasn't seen in the gummy world and we've created that and it's created this type of reaction" ("Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 8/19).