Names In The News
Sources said that 21st Century Fox "paid off a woman" in '98 who accused former Fox Sports Chair DAVID HILL of sexual misconduct while he ran Fox Sports. The woman, PAULA RADIN, served as Fox VP/Special Events for seven years (THEWRAP.com, 7/18).
NAMES: The Seeds of Peace international camp in Maine attracted several NBAers this week, including Pistons Gs ISH SMITH and LUKE KENNARD and C HENRY ELLENSON. The camp also hosted about 180 teenagers, who were "selected by their countries' governments as leaders." The Pistons players, along with former NBAer BRIAN SCALABRINE and former WNBAer SUE WICKS, "participated in discussions and worked on some of the drills, but the takeaways for them were more from off the court" (DETROIT NEWS, 7/19)....FIFA VP and Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President ANGEL MARIA VILLAR was arrested yesterday as "part of a fraud investigation relating to matches played by Spain’s national team." Villar also served as UEFA interim President last year (N.Y. TIMES, 7/19)....Wizards C MARCIN GORTAT recently "had the pleasure of meeting PRINCE WILLIAM during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's goodwill visit to Poland" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 7/18)....Silver Medal-winning U.S. figure skater SASHA COHEN yesterday morning was on Capitol Hill for a briefing "discussing the importance of 'home visiting'" put on by advocacy groups Council for a Strong America and Parents As Teachers (POLITICO.com, 7/18)....The Dodgers Foundation pledged a gift of $125,000 to Focusing Philanthropy's new L.A. Education Campaign (Dodgers).