Executive changes

June 05, 2019 - 12:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riot Games has named John Needham its new global head of League of Legends esports, putting him in charge of the world's most popular competitive video game and its 13 professional leagues. Riot announced the promotion Wednesday. The current co-heads of esports, Jarred Kennedy...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal attends the world premiere of "Uncle Drew" at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal. The chain says the basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and other advertisements. He will also join the company’s board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
March 22, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promoting Papa John's in other ways. The company hopes O'Neal can repair its image and revive its sales after the...
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March 14, 2019 - 5:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In a story March 13 about a college admissions bribery scandal, The Associated Press erroneously described a defendant's employer. The company where Manuel Henriquez worked is a venture capital firm, not a hedge fund. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: USC bars...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for the annual general meeting of FC Bayern Munich soccer club in Munich, Germany. The club said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that Winterkorn stood down as FC Bayern Muenchen AG supervisory board member at Monday's board meeting. He had informed supervisory board chairman Uli Hoeneß of the decision earlier. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
December 18, 2018 - 11:23 am
MUNICH (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has left German soccer champion Bayern Munich's supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal. The club said Tuesday that the 71-year-old Winterkorn left on Monday after nearly 16 years as...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, NBA G League President Malcolm Turner speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, going with a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference’s only private university. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2010, file photo, Richard DeVos, Orlando Magic owner and Amway Inc. co-founder, smiles after welcoming fans to the new Amway Center before a preseason NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Orlando, Fla. DeVos, the billionaire father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was 92. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 06, 2018 - 5:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2017, file photo shows the logo of Papa John's is displayed at a pizza store in Quincy, Mass. Papa John’s plans to pull founder John Schnatter’s image from marketing materials after reports he used a racial slur. Schnatter apologized Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and said he would resign as chairman after Forbes reported that he used the slur during a media training session. Schnatter had stepped down as CEO last year after criticizing NFL protests. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 13, 2018 - 4:35 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over Papa John's pizza founder John Schnatter's reported use of a racial slur (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Papa John's founder John Schnatter says his use of a racial slur was taken out of context, but he feels "sick" about the incident. Schnatter...
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March 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
Here are AP Business News' latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. New & Developing: APPLE MAGAZINE DEAL, SUNSHINE WEEK-RECORDS LAW TOP STORIES: MARCH MADNESS ONLINE — All 67 games in the March Madness basketball tournament will be available online, so you can...
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President Donald Trump touches the casket of Rev. Billy Graham, who died last week at age 99, during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda where he will lie in honor as a tribute to America's most famous evangelist, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Washington. He is joined from left by Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 6:08 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- NEW/DEVELOPING ---------------- Adds AP POLL-BLACK HISTORY-TRUMP, TRUMP-HICKS RESIGNING, TRUMP-BORDER WALL, GABBY GIFFORDS-MIDTERM STRATEGY, USOC-BLACKMUN RESIGNS, FINANCIAL MARKETS, TV-PBS-...
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FILE - The Aug. 7, 2017 file photo shows Mount Katahdin at dawn, just west of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a site administered by the U.S. Interior Department near Patten, Maine. A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 19, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving...
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