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Elite Baseball Opening Day Roadshow Announced

The 2012 select baseball season is just around the corner and Elite Baseball  will be on site for opening day festivities throughout Orange County.   The Elite staff will be out in the community to take part and support players in their program and offer fans the chance to win official Under Armour merchandise and enter to win Elite Baseball prize packs. Mark your calendars and stop by the Elite Baseball booth for more information. Saturday February 25th - Irvine Pony at Harvard Park Sunday February 26th - Saddleback Pony at Heroes Park Saturday March 10th [...]

By |2012-01-30T19:34:53-04:00January 24th, 2012|All News, Brand Consulting|

Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul: A lot more than a comeback

TORONTO – On the hard wooden bench in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ dressing room, there rests the only evidence that Joffrey Lupul ever had a back problem. It comes in the form of a foam pad, light blue, a couple of inches thick, designed to keep his spine aligned. He said he uses it now because it’s “just more comfortable,” and his teammates tease him, calling it the La-Z-Boy. But there is nothing lazy about Lupul, and that’s why you would never know about the surgeries, the mysterious infection, the IV antibiotics, [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:43-04:00January 20th, 2012|All News|

Mateen Cleaves and NBA Insider Ric Bucher try to help Justin Termine pick up an NBA Dancer

SiriusXM's only daily show on the NBA is Off The Dribble with Justin Termine as the point and a bench including NBA vet Mateen Cleaves, fomer NBA Player, Coach and G.M. Mike Dunleavy Sr. and fomer NBA player and coach Sam Mitchell. The guys cover the hot topics and talk to the biggest names in the NBA. Off The Dribble in broadcast on Sirius 92 XM 208 and online on SportsZone. MATEEN CLEAVES AND NBA INSIDER RIC BUCHER TRY TO HELP JUSTIN TERMINE PICK UP AN NBA DANCER [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:43-04:00January 18th, 2012|Off The Dribble|

Coach Brown embraces the spotlight of Los Angeles

As we learned during Saturday's practice in El Segundo. In the clip below, Mike Brown was in the middle of talking about the interchangeable positions in his lineups when he interrupted his own train of thought to yell approval at Devin Ebanks for hitting the deck after a loose ball. It was then jokingly pointed out how well Brown's glasses work. The coach is a famous connoisseur and collector of specs, so possessing this particular pair of high quality Oakleys is no joke to him. Especially because they were given to him for [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:43-04:00January 12th, 2012|All News, Talent Marketing|

Time under Karl helped shape Brooks

Scott Brooks has helped build the Oklahoma City Thunder into a true contender. Like every other current head coach in the NBA, Scott Brooks has definitely paid his dues. Oklahoma City Thunder head coach had stints as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Seattle SuperSonics before first being named Oklahoma City's interim and eventually full-time head coach in 2008. Since then, all the former Cal-Irvine Anteater standout has done is helped build the Thunder into a true contender not just in the Western Conference, [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:43-04:00January 3rd, 2012|All News|

Nuggets coach embraces challenge of getting back to playoffs without a superstar on roster

DENVER — George Karl wasn’t being difficult. He just wanted his “glue guy.” And the Denver Nuggets coach certainly wasn’t being demanding. He just coveted his underrated center. That’s why Karl pleaded and petitioned with the front office to bring back both guard Arron Afflalo and Brazilian big man Nene. Management listened and locked them up with five-year deals. The perfect holiday presents. To Karl, Afflalo and Nene were the building blocks he needed to make a run at a ninth straight playoff appearance. Karl doesn’t require a [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:44-04:00January 3rd, 2012|All News|