Names In The News
IMG yesterday announced that it has signed golfer YANI TSENG for management and marketing representation. IMG will oversee Tseng's interests in these areas with a focus on North America and Europe. The firm will work with Tseng's current management firms -- Nihao and Tseng Yani Int'l -- for opportunities in Asia. Tseng currently has deals with Adams Golf, Oakley, Lacoste and Titleist. IMG Senior VP & Managing Dir of Americas CLARKE JONES will be her main agent, with IMG Golf's KEVIN HOPKINS in support. IMG also has signed South African golfer BRANDON STONE, who is turning pro after being named ’13 NCAA Freshman of the Year at the Univ. of Texas (THE DAILY).
CHARITY STRIPE: The D'Backs have raised $57,000 to help tornado victims in Oklahoma. The funds were raised via personal donations by players, an online auction with game-used and autographed items from D'Backs players and a 50-50 raffle supported by D'Backs players' wives (D'Backs)....Browns WR DAVID NELSON "missed the past couple weeks of organized team activities because he was out of town ... establishing an orphan-care ministry in Haiti with help from his brothers PATRICK and DANIEL" (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 6/5)....Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS donated $1M to his alma mater, the Univ. of Baltimore School of Law, to “support an academic partnership with the state’s four historically black colleges and universities” (BALTIMORESUN.com, 6/4).
NAMES: Platinum Equity Partners Chair & CEO and Pistons Owner TOM GORES, is “planning to open an investment office in Southeastern Michigan in the next three to six months” (CRAINSDETROIT.com, 6/4)....The OHL on Monday named Plymouth Whalers President, GM & coach MIKE VELLUCCI Exec of the Year for '12-13 (CRAINSDETROIT.com, 6/3)....Legendary Entertainment, which produced the JACKIE ROBINSON biopic "42," has "picked up the rights to the book 'ONE SHOT AT FOREVER' by CHRIS BALLARD and has set WES JONES to pen the script." MIKE TOLLIN and Warriors co-Owner PETER GUBER will serve as Producer and Exec Producer, respectively (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 6/4)....The PGA Tour FedEx St. Jude Classic last night presented Memphis-based WHBQ-AM host GEORGE LAPIDES with a lifetime achievement award "in recognition of his more than five decades covering the tournament" for newspaper, television and radio (Memphis COMMERICAL APPEAL, 6/5)....U.S. skier LINDSEY VONN on Monday “had to undergo a mandatory drug test” for the IOC “while in a couture gown” at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (N.Y. POST, 6/5)....Nationals 1B ADAM LAROCHE appeared in a PSA about child safety for Take25.org in honor of last week’s National Missing Children’s Day (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 6/4).