Faces and Places
Lazaruses honored at UJA-Federation luncheon
|UJA-Federation of New York honored the sports television executives of the Lazarus family at its Sports for Youth Award Luncheon on May 6 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. From left: NBCUniversal’s Peter Lazarus, Donna Orender, NBC Sports Group’s Mark Lazarus, Brian Roberts, ESPN Production’s Craig Lazarus, retired TV executive John Lazarus and Russell Wolff.
Sports Business Society Awards at NYU
|At the seventh annual Sports Business Society Awards on April 28 at New York University: Judy Coughlin, Angelo Solomita, Kerry Miller, Harrie Bakst, Bjorn Hanson, Donna Lopiano, Morgan Cato, Christopher Montefusco, Laura Gentile, Bill Squadron, Elliot Pines, Stanley Gasiewski and Tom Scerbo.
|Turnaround Management Association Northeast Chapter President Jim Fleet honors Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington during the TMA and the Commercial Finance Association’s Turnaround of the Year Awards Gala on May 5 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.
Breaking ground on Vegas arena
|At the May 1 groundbreaking for the Las Vegas Arena (from left): Clark County Commissioners Chairman Steve Sisolak, MGM Resorts International’s Jim Murren, Golden Boy Promotions’ Richard Schaefer, world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, college basketball analyst Bill Walton, broadcaster Jim Gray, UFC’s Dana White, AEG’s Dan Beckerman, the Los Angeles Kings’ Luc Robitaille and EB5 Global’s Devin Williams.
Pyne honored by NFF chapter
|The National Football Foundation’s Rhode Island Chapter honored IMG Sports & Entertainment President George Pyne with its Distinguished American Award during its 27th annual Scholarship Athlete Awards Dinner in Warwick on May 5. From left: Emo DiNitto of the chapter, Gilbane Co.’s Paul Choquette, Pyne and Brown University coach Phil Estes.
Bruins ready for ‘The Drive’
|Pac-12 Networks announced that UCLA will be the featured team in its exclusive documentary series “The Drive: Pac-12 Football” during the 2014 season. The series will feature 15 30-minute episodes. From left: Joe Bruin, host Mike Yam, UCLA coach Jim Mora, Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans and Josephine Bruin.
Travelers Championship media day
|The Travelers Championship held its Media Day on April 28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. From left: The tournament’s Nathan Grube, ESPN’s Chris Berman, 2013 winner Ken Duke, and Travelers’ Andy Bessette.
PGA, Trump join forces
|PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua, the Trump Organization’s Donald Trump and the PGA of America’s Ted Bishop announce a partnership at a news conference May 1 at the Trump Tower in New York City.
Magic, France Fitzgerald among panel members
|Participating in “The Business of Sports” panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference on April 30 in Los Angeles (from left): Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson, Mamelodi Sundowns FC owner Patrice Motsepe, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, moderator Jim Gray and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
PGA preparation in Wisconsin
|Reigning PGA champion Jason Dufner joined PGA of America officials and members of Kohler Co. at Miller Park on April 29 after the announcement of a new public online ticket pre-registration process for the 2015 PGA Championship, to be played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. With Dufner are Michael Belot and Jason Mengel of the PGA Championship and Milwaukee Brewers mascot Bernie Brewer.
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