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Ithaca College AD KEN KUTLER "will retire at the end of the school year." The school said that Kutler's retirement will be effective June 28, 2013, leaving him "two days shy of 10 years on the job" (ITHACA JOURNAL, 10/31)....The Royals promoted Assistant to Baseball Operations MIKE GROOPMAN to Baseball Analytics Dir and Baseball Operations staffer JOHN WILLIAMS to Assistant Baseball Analytics Dir (Royals)....The Dodgers named Mariners VP/Int'l Scouting BOB ENGLE to the same position (Dodgers)....The Cubs named ANTHONY IAPOCE Special Assistant to the GM for Player Development (Cubs)....The U.S. Bowling Congress appointed ROBERT SPIGNER and ERIK GALGANSKI to its BOD (USBC).
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The NFL and NFLPA on Thursday announced the two organizations jointly pledged $1M to the American Red Cross to aid in relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The NBA and NBPA also announced a joint commitment of $1M to the American Red Cross and other organizations, including the Salvation Army, New York Cares and Jersey Cares, which are helping with the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy (THE DAILY). Fox will be "boosting its broadcasts throughout the weekend" with Red Cross PSAs during NFL and NBA games (VARIETY.com, 11/1). The N.Y. Road Runners on Thursday announced the creation of the "2012 ING New York City Marathon Race to Recover Fund." NYRR vowed to donate at least $1M, or $26.20 for each of the more than 40,000 runners expected to participate. JACK and SUSAN RUDIN and the Rudin Family Foundations also announced a donation of $1.1M while race title sponsor ING announced a $500,000 donation (NYRR). Packers S CHARLES WOODSON "donated $100,000 to the Red Cross for its efforts to help the East Coast recover" from the storm (DETROIT NEWS, 11/2).
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CLAWING BACK: In Ft. Lauderdale, Jon Burstein reports Judge RAYMOND RAY has "thrown out lawsuits filed against two well-known South Florida charities by attorneys tasked with recouping money for Ponzi schemer SCOTT ROTHSTEIN's investors." The Dan Marino Foundation and HomeSafe are "not obligated to pay back any of the donations they received from Rothstein or his law firm, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler." Attorneys representing the "now-defunct law firm's bankruptcy trustee had been seeking $259,000 from the Dan Marino Foundation and another $60,000 from HomeSafe in what are known as 'clawback' lawsuits" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 11/2).
NAMES: Baptist Health of Northeast Florida President HUGH GREENE announced Thursday that former Jaguars Owners WAYNE and DELORES WEAVER have given $10M to Baptist Health to “establish an endowment to fund programs in pediatric and adolescent behavioral health.” Greene said that in acknowledgment a new “11-story tower at Baptist Medical Center’s downtown campus, scheduled to open next month, will be named the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Waver Tower” (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 11/2)....Trail Blazers F LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE “bought and personally delivered 100 turkey dinners to Northeast Portland families in need” (Portland OREGONIAN, 11/2)....The state of Rhode Island on Thursday sued former MLBer CURT SCHILLING over the $75M “loan guarantee that backed” his failed videogame company 38 Studios (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 11/2)….Boxing HOFer EVANDER HOLYFIELD on Thursday filed a lawsuit to “try to stop the upcoming auction of some of his boxing memorabilia, including an Olympic bronze medal and the gloves he wore to fight MIKE TYSON.” The lawsuit “seeks an order blocking the sale of 20 of the almost 450 items set for auction Nov. 30 by Julien’s Auctions” (AP, 11/1)....U.S. authorities said that former Oilers Owner PETER POCKLINGTON will “serve three extra months of federal probation in a 2010 perjury case” after his term was to end Oct. 26 (AP, 11/1)….Fitness celebrity BRENDA DYKGRAAF was the highest bidder for former NFLer WARREN SAPP’s home. An auction lasted 15 minutes "before Dykgraaf’s bid of $2.1 million was not matched” (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 11/1)….U.S. swimmer MICHAEL PHELPS appears on the cover of Golf Digest’s December issue (BALTIMORESUN.com, 11/1).