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The PGA is Digging Its Grave

Tue, Jun. 14, 2022

By Bill Huey

Jay MonahanThe PGA could use a little PR help in its battle with the new, Saudi-financed LIV golfing league.

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Finn Partners Drafts Groen for its Sports Team

Wed, May 4, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Zach GroenFinn Partners has drafted Zach Groen, who held PR posts for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots National Football League teams, as VP in its sports division.

Sard Verbinnen Goes to Bat for the Marlins

Tue, Mar. 1, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

MarlinsSard Verbinnen & Co. represents the Miami Marlins as its CEO and former Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter decides to quit and give up his four percent ownership stake in the team.

Five Rings and a Reckoning

Mon, Feb. 14, 2022

By Dave Nobs

Dave NobsThe Olympics’ loss of popularity and relevancy in recent years makes one wonder if the games can ever possibly regain the worldwide appeal and prestige they once held.

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Sports Fans Give Atlanta a Pass on 'Braves'

Thu, Dec. 16, 2021

By Steve Barnes

GuardiansWhile many sports fans say the Cleveland Indians were right to get rid of their old name, they aren’t nearly so willing to see the 2021 World Series-winning Atlanta Braves make the same decision.

Teneo Ends Tipperary GAA Sponsorship

Fri, Sep. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TipperaryTeneo has decided to end its Tipperary Gaelic Athletic Assocation sponsorship. Tipperary-born Teneo co-founder & CEO Declan Kelly resigned from the 'global CEO advisory firm' in June after he behaved inappropriately during a Global Citizen event.

Kuhns Scores PR Goal with US Soccer League

Wed, Sep. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Will KuhnsThe United Soccer League has named Will Kuhns senior VP of communications and PR as it fields an expansion team in Queens, NY in 2022.

Finn Partners Scores with SalerĀ 

Tue, Aug. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Matt SalerFinn Partners has added imre's Matt Saler, a 15-year sports and consumer marketing pro, to its sports division.

SCOTUS Rules Against NCAA: Now What?

Wed, Jun. 23, 2021

By Bill Huey

Bill HueySome likely implications of the Supreme Court's judgement against the NCAA in the antitrust case over paying college athletes.

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Sosenko Joins Overtime's Team

Thu, May 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Ben SosenkoBen Sosenko has joined Overtime as its first head of communications and public affairs as the Brooklyn-based sports platform for Gen-Z fans rolls out its Overtime Elite pro-basketball league for high school basketball players.

Citadel's Jensen Shifts to DC Footballers

Thu, Oct. 15, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Julie Andreeff JensenJulie Andreeff Jensen, who previously led corporate affairs and communications at financial services company Citadel, is joining the Washington Football Team as senior vice president of external engagement and communications.

NFL Apology Draws Challenges

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianIn a PR about-face, the NFL has apologized for its former stance regarding athletes kneeling during the national anthem.

NASCAR Announces Comeback Date

Mon, May 4, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianNASCAR announced it will resume this season beginning in May, but how the auto racing giant will ensure the safety of its drivers remains to be seen.

NBA's Acunto Dribbles to Finn Partners

Wed, Apr. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John AcuntoJohn Acunto, a 20-year veteran of the National Basketball Association's communications team, has joined Finn Partners as senior partner.

With Sports on Pause, ESPN Finds a Winner

Mon, Apr. 27, 2020

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianWith the COVID-19 pandemic putting the sports world on hold, ESPN made the best of a bad situation by releasing a documentary series highlighting Michael Jordan's career with the Chicago Bulls.

Ex-Sen. Nickles Suits Up for LA Olympics

Tue, Feb. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Don NicklesFormer Oklahoma Republican Senator Don Nickles represents LA 2028 as the organizing committee for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics/Paralympics Games seeks to generate US government support.

USA Gymnastics Taps Fabrizio for Image Rebound

Fri, Feb. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Carol FabrizioUSA Gymnastics, which has been rocked by a sex abuse scandal and bankruptcy, has appointed Carol Fabrizio chief communications & marketing officer, effective Feb. 13, as the national governing body for the sport seeks to restore its image.