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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 Saler 

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.

Gasthalter Bats for Cohen in NY Mets Mess

Fri, Feb. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mr MetJonathan Gasthalter represents billionaire financier Steven Cohen as he works to finalize a deal to take over the New York Mets from the hands of the team's recalcitrant majority owners.

Go Seahawks!

Thu, Jan. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Super BowlWhile the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will be facing off in Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV, the Seattle Seahawks take the prize for top net favorability rating among NFL fans, according to a new study from Morning Consult.

Astrosí GM Makes Bad Play With Exit Statement

Wed, Jan. 15, 2020

By Ken Scudder

Ken ScudderThe sign-stealing scandal that led to the season-long suspensions and subsequent firings of Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch provide more visible examples of crisis management than your standard corporate crisis does.

NBA Seeks PR Player for Africa League

Wed, Jan. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NBA AfricaThe National Basketball Association is looking to hire a PR executive to oversee communications strategy and execution for its Basketball Africa League set to tip-off in March with 12 teams from a dozen nations. (Updated)

Tiger Woods Axes PR Point Man

Fri, Jan. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Glenn GreenspanTiger Woods booted long-time PR point man Glenn Greenspan following last month's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The golfer hosted that event.

LA Angels PR Exec Gave Oxycodone to Skaggs

Mon, Oct. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Eric KayEric Kay, director of communications for the Los Angeles Angels, supplied oxycodone to pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died July 1, and used it with him for a number of years, according to a report on ESPN.

NBA Muzzles Players, Coaches on China Tour

Fri, Oct. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Daryl MoreyThe NBA has banned players, coaches from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers from talking to the media during the rest of their time in China.

Reebok's Mazei Joins Activison Blizzard's Esports Team

Thu, Sep. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dan MazeiActivision Blizzard has named Dan Mazei head of global communications for its Esports unit, which includes the Overwatch League (20 city-based teams in Asia/Europe/North America) and Call of Duty offerings.