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Volume 25 No. 192
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Names In The News

LAFC President & co-Owner TOM PENN "will be the recipient" of the L.A. Sports Council's '18 Sports Executive of the Year award, to be given at the 14th Annual L.A. Sports Awards ceremony on March 25 (PROSOCCERUSA.com, 1/9).

NAMES: Capitals RW DEVANTE SMITH-PELLY and D JOHN CARLSON decided to invite 13-year-old hockey player DIVYNE APOLLON and his "entire team for a future game." Apollon, who is black, has "faced racist taunts and chants" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/10)....Penguins C EVGENI MALKIN "donated almost $60,000 to victims of a New Year's Eve apartment explosion in his hometown of Magnitogorsk, Russia" (TRIBLIVE.com, 1/9)....Bucks F GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO, F KHRIS MIDDLETON and G MALCOLM BROGDON will appear in PSAs "encouraging mentorship through the team's new partnership" with Milwaukee Public Schools and the city of Milwaukee to "recruit mentors for 1,000 Milwaukee youth over the next two years" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 1/9).