The L.A. TIMES' Business section runs a special on last
weekend's Super Bowl ads today, which includes interviews
with creative directors, marketing experts, and the general
public on their opinions of the ads (L.A. TIMES, 1/29)....NV
sports books took in a record $77.2M in Super Bowl bets "but
barely managed to make money." The 133 legal books won
$472,033, 0.6% of the total wagered (USA TODAY, 1/29).
...Jelena Dokic, a 14-year-old Australian tennis player, was
featured in the MELBOURNE AGE. Dokic already has
sponsorship deals with Nike and Prince, while IMG and
Advantage Int'l are negotiating with her father, Damire,
about her future management (AGE, 1/29)....UNC-Charlotte
men's basketball coach Melvin Watkins signed a multi-year
contract with NC-based Hawk Sports Management (Hawk).