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Volume 20 No. 46
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Faces and Places: On the clock with Omega

On the clock with Omega at PGA Championship

PGA of America President Allen Wronowski, golf legend and Omega endorser Greg Norman, Omega President Stephen Urquhart, and PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka came together at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Aug. 10 before the 93rd PGA Championship to celebrate Omega’s new role as official timekeeper of the PGA of America.

WNBA president catches the Fever

New WNBA President Laurel Richie recently stopped by Indianapolis to check on the Indiana Fever and caught up with another newbie, new Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel, at a Fever game. From left: Pacers COO Rick Fuson, Richie, Vogel and Fever COO/GM Kelly Krauskopf.

UFC ignites conversation at GMR

At a GMR “Ignition Session” Aug. 12 at GMR Marketing offices in New Berlin, Wis. (from left): UFC EVP of production Craig Borsari, GMR Marketing VP Steve Dupee, UFC President Dana White, GMR account supervisor Chris Boggs, host Greg Matzek of WTMJ-AM and UFC director of marketing partnerships Jim Tucker.

NABJ members gather in Philadelphia

At the National Association of Black Journalists’ Convention in Philadelphia on Aug. 3-7 (from left): ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Sporting News editor-in-chief Garry D. Howard and sports columnist Rob Parker.

Citi slickers

After the singles final at the WTA’s Citi Open on July 31 in College Park, Md. (from left): Ethan Green, Citi VP of corporate sponsorships and marketing; Sam Duvall, Lagardère Unlimited VP of tennis; Citi Open finalist Shahar Pe’er; Citi Open champion Nadia Petrova; and Dermot Boden, Citi chief brand officer.

A green-and-gold stage for ‘Lombardi’ cast

The Broadway cast of “Lombardi” performed a series of dramatic readings during the Green Bay Packers’ annual shareholders meeting July 28 at Lambeau Field. Packers President Mark Murphy (left) stands with members of the “Lombardi” cast and team (from left): Thomas Kail, Rob Riley, Keith Nobbs, Tony Ponturo, Fran Kirmser, Dan Lauria, Henny Russell, Colleen Houlehen, Brad Schmidt and Bill Dawes.

Breeders' Cup returning to Santa Anita

At the Aug. 10 announcement that the Breeders’ Cup would hold its 2012 event at Southern California’s Santa Anita Park (from left): Arcadia, Calif., Mayor Gary Kovacic; California Horse Racing Board Chairman Keith Brackpool, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel, The Stronach Group President Greg Avioli, and actress and California Horse Racing Board Commissioner Bo Derek.

Big cheer for Pop Warner-ESPN Wide World deal

Celebrating a new 10-year contract renewal between the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and the Pop Warner Super Bowl, announced Aug. 4, were Ken Potrock (right), SVP of Disney Sports Enterprises, and Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars, with Mickey Mouse and two Pop Warner athletes.

At Del Mar, the surf, the turf and Brooks

Del Mar invited baseball hall of famer Brooks Robinson to present the trophy to the winner of the Aug. 13 stakes race, the $150,000 Grade II La Jolla Handicap. Joining Robinson (second from right) in the winner’s circle (from left) are Del Mar execs Josh Rubinstein, SVP of development; Mike Ernst, EVP of finance and CFO; and Craig Dado, SVP of marketing.

Talking security in New Orleans

At the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, which ran Aug. 2-4 (from left): Stacey Hall, associate director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security; Andrea Schultz, Department of Homeland Security deputy branch chief; Matt Bettenhausen, VP of security and Homeland Security director for AEG Worldwide; Akmal Ali, Department of Homeland Security; Brian Finch, Dickstein Shapiro partner; SportsBusiness Journal research director David Broughton; Lou Marciani, National Center for Spectator Sports and Security director; James Ammons, unit chief for FBI Critical Incident Response Group; Wendy Peters, Willis North America; and Gary Langsdale, university risk officer, Penn State University.

NCAA Division I presidents meet in Indy

At a news conference Wednesday after the NCAA Division I presidential retreat in Indianapolis (from left): Oregon State President Edward Ray, Penn State President Graham Spanier, NCAA President Mark Emmert, UC Riverside Chancellor Tim White and South Florida President Judy Genshaft.

Big names salute new Hall of Fame members

At the Deion Sanders / Marshall Faulk party after their induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio (from left): former coach Dick Vermeil, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Genesco Sports Enterprises CEO John Tatum.

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