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The Belfast follow-through

Taking a swing during the unveiling of GolfNow’s new offices on July 18 in central Belfast, Northern Ireland: Mark Ennis, chairman, Invest Northern Ireland; Mike McCarley, NBC Sports president of golf; Brian Smith, GolfNow vice president of international; and his brother Rory Smith, GolfNow vice president of technology. Technology company GolfNow is owned and operated by Golf Channel and part of the NBC Sports Group.
Photo: COURTESY OF NBC UNIVERSAL
Securing a lifetime achievement award

Larry Buendorf (left), U.S. Olympic Committee chief security officer, receives the National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security Lifetime Achievement Award from center Director Lou Marciani at the organization’s conference last month in Orlando.
Photo by: NCS4
Olympic Channel go for launch

In New York to promote the Olympic Channel, which launched July 15: Gary Zenkel of NBC Olympics, Olympic Channel Services GM Mark Parkman, NBC Olympics prime-time host Mike Tirico, the USOC’s Lisa Baird and Jim Bell of NBC Olympics.
Photo by: OLYMPIC CHANNEL
Queen City kickoff

College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock and ACC Commissioner John Swofford attend the ACC Football Kickoff last month in Charlotte.
Photo by: ACC
Prokhorov a good sport for ‘Russia Week’

Mikhail Prokhorov of Onexim Sports & Entertainment — owner of Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and the Long Island Nets — appeared on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” July 19 in a segment called “Lessons on How to Live the Oligarch Lifestyle from Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov” as part of Colbert’s “Russia Week.”
Photo: COURTESY OF BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
UFL World Cup on the boardwalk

At the first Urban Fitness League World Cup event July 4 at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk: UFL World Cup coach Mike Rashid, UFL China President Stephon Marbury, Leverage Agency CEO and UFL founder Ben Sturner, and event host Mario Lopez.
Photo: COURTESY OF URBAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
‘Mud, sweat and beer’ at anniversary

Red Frog Events, parent company of Warrior Dash, celebrates the first National Obstacle Course Racing Day on July 18 in its Chicago office “with a day full of mud, sweat and beer.” The day commemorated the first running of the Warrior Dash in 2009.
Photo by: RED FROG EVENTS
Award winners at the Hall

At an induction ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 30: hall President Jeff Idelson, MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Photo by: GETTY IMAGES
Rachel Robinson, winner of the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award; Claire Smith, winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball writing; and Kathleen Lowenthal, who accepted the Ford C. Frick Award on behalf of her stepfather, longtime A’s radio broadcaster Bill King, who died in 2005.
Photo by: GETTY IMAGES











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