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Volume 21 No. 35
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Faces and Places

Ripken’s Aspire awards

At the 14th annual Aspire Gala of the Ripken Foundation, Cal Ripken Jr. poses with honorees Jonathan Ogden, a Baltimore Ravens hall of famer, and Gary Williams, former Maryland coach and a Naismith hall of famer. The gala raised a record $4.4 million for the foundation’s efforts to assist underserved youth in America’s most distressed communities.
Photo: rob smith / cal ripken sr. foundation

Miller time at new Bucks arena

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin (left) and Miller Brewing Co. Wisconsin GM Jim Kanter toast following the Feb. 22 announcement of Miller Brewing Co. as a founding partner of the new Bucks arena scheduled to open in the fall. The event was held in one of the three Miller bar spaces at the arena.
Photo: milwaukee bucks

Tee it up for Valspar Championship

At media day for the PGA Tour Valspar Championship in Tampa Bay: Broadcaster Gary Koch, Valspar Championship General Chairman Keith Robinson, Tournament Director Tracy West, 2017 champion Adam Hadwin, Valspar Brand Activation Manager Sara Hackney, Copperhead Charities board member Ronde Barber and Tournament Vice Chairman Jim Eisch.
Photo: courtesy of valspar championship / allasyn lieneck

New partner for Red Bulls

At the announcement of Provident Bank as the official banking partner of the New York Red Bulls. From left: Red Bulls GM Marc de Grandpre, Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Provident CEO Chris Martin. Provident also will receive naming rights to the luxury suite levels of Red Bull Arena named Provident Bank Suite Lounge.
Photo: aaron houston

Closing Bell with Penske, DXC

IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud (center) rings the NYSE closing bell with Mike Lawrie (left), DXC Technology chairman, president and CEO; and Roger Penske (right), founder and chairman of Penske Corp., on Feb. 23. DXC Technology unveiled its new Indy car and renewed its sponsorship with Penske for the 2018 IndyCar Series season.
Photo: team penske

Happy Birthday, Shaq

“NBA on TNT” analyst Shaquille O’Neal is surprised with a cake from his mother, Lucille, on the set of “Players Only” for his 46th birthday.
Photo: ted pio-roda / turner sports

Getting analytical in Boston

From the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Feb. 23-24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Right Stuff: Launching a Business in Sports panel: DraftKings’ Jason Robins, Springhill Entertainment’s Maverick Carter, A-Rod Corp.’s Alex Rodriguez, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver and moderator ESPN’s Michele Steele.
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The Evolution of Sports Business panel: On Location Experiences’ John Collins, Philadelphia 76ers’ Scott O’Neil, NFL’s Tod Leiweke, Buffalo Sabres/Bills owner Kim Pegula, USTA’s Katrina Adams and moderator SBJ’s Abe Madkour.
Photo: mit sloan sports analytics conference
Serial Entrepreneurs panel: Fanatics’ Michael Rubin, KAGR’s Jessica Gelman and Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Ted Leonsis.
Photo: mit sloan sports analytics conference
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