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Executive Transactions

The XFL named Chargers Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and Special Advisor JEFFREY POLLACK President & COO. He will oversee the league’s strategic planning and business operations, as well as the management of its eight teams. Pollack, who founded THE DAILY in '94, is also a former NBA, NASCAR, PBR and Caesars Entertainment exec (XFL). The AP's Oskar Garcia: "Very interesting seeing Jeffrey Pollack as president of XFL. Among other things, poker folks remember he did a lot for @WSOP during his time there. November Nine, moving from Binion's to the Rio, player-friendly things like flattening pay structures." The Action Network's Darren Rovell writes, "The XFL is collecting the very smartest names in the business. Will it be enough to be relevant a year from now when it kicks off?" (, 1/22).

EXECS: The Rays promoted Senior Dir of Corporate Communications RAFAELA AMADOR-FINK to VP/Public Affairs and Dir of Communications DAVE HALLER to VP/Communications (, 1/19)....Stats LLC named Serious Sports Media Group co-Founder & CEO SIMON COTHLIFF Head of Broadcast & Media Sales (Stats).

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