Friday, March 16, 2018
Influential Saints, Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Dies At Age 90
Benson "wasn't the father of professional sports in New Orleans," but he "most certainly was their good shepherd."
Ownership Transfer Of Saints, Pelicans Expected To Be Seamless
The thought is that "nothing operationally will change" within the Saints or Pels because that is "how Tom Benson planned it."
NFL CMO Dawn Hudson Leaving League After Four Seasons
Hudson said that she and Roger Goodell agreed upon her arrival in September '14 that she "would only stay for a handful of seasons."
Edwards Out As Nike Prez; Company Deals With Workplace Issues
Mark Parker said that Nike was "conducting a review of the company’s human-resources systems and practices for elevating internal complaints."
North America Bid For '26 World Cup Heavy On Newer Venues
Minneapolis "remains in contention to be a 'team base camp' where a national team would stay" but would not host any games.
Sources: Meredith Hires Banks To Help Sell SI, Other Titles
Sources say possible suitors for the publications include former Time CEO Joe Ripp and Penske Media Chair & CEO Jay Penske.
Wichita Has Successful Day In First Time Hosting NCAA Tourney
Concession lines "moved swiftly" and users of the WiFi system were reporting that the arena's new system "worked pretty well."