Faces and Places
On hand for the Cosmos’ reboot
|From the New York Cosmos’ opening day at Shuart Stadium on Aug. 3: Cosmos legend Carlos Alberto, state Sen. Jack Martins, Cosmos legend Pelé, State Assembly member Earlene Hill Hooper and Giorgio Chinaglia Jr., son of Cosmos legend Giorgio Chinaglia.
In the house for Beyond the Green
|At the Beyond the Green presentation for the PGA Championship on Aug. 5 at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y.: Sandy Cross, PGA of America; Kathryn Carson, U.S. Golf Association; Gretchen Geitter, Buffalo Bills; Lauren Dixon, Dixon Schwabl; Nancy Henderson, LPGA; and Cathy Crowther, Golf Channel
Meeting Rachel Robinson
|Garry Howard, Sporting News Media editor-in-chief, with Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, at the National Association of Black Journalists’ Convention in Orlando on Aug. 2. Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, received a Sam Lacy Pioneer Award from the NABJ Sports Task Force, of which Howard is a past chairman.
|The Charlotte Business Journal hosted Motorsports 2.0 at The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte on Aug. 6.
ABOVE: CBJ’s Erik Spanberg (left) moderated a panel featuring Marcus Smith of Speedway Motorsports Inc., Michael Waltrip of Michael Waltrip Racing and J.D. Gibbs of Joe Gibbs Racing.
BELOW: A Fireside Chat featured NASCAR President Mike Helton and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett.
Straight talk from McEnroe
|Tennis hall of famer and four-time U.S. Open singles champion John McEnroe (center) with Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series general manager J. Wayne Richmond (right) and New York Times sports editor Jason Stallman before the TimesTalk question-and-answer session featuring McEnroe and Stallman at The TimesCenter on July 23.
Heads Up announcement
|USA Football Chairman Carl Peterson, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler announce that the NFL and USA Football will provide their Heads Up program, aimed at cutting concussion risks, to Pop Warner coaches. They were at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp in Berea, Ohio, on Aug. 1.
Emmy night in L.A. for TWC Sports
|Time Warner Cable Sports executives Pablo Urquiza, David Rone, Mark Shuken and Larry Meyers arrive at the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on Aug. 3 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. TWC SportsNet took home five awards and TWC Deportes won another.
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