CBS is shaking up the senior executive ranks at CBS News, and it has implications for CBS Sports.

Sean McManus, who had been president of CBS News & Sports, will be vacating his role as the top executive at CBS News to focus on the sports portfolio as chairman of CBS Sports.

“Sports continues to grow into an ever-more important asset to CBS,” said CBS CEO Les Moonves in a statement. “As we expand our operations at CBS Sports, CBS College Sports Network and in other parts of our company as well, we will require Sean’s uncommon depth of knowledge of the business, his deal-making acumen and his unique and positive relationships throughout the world of sports to keep CBS on top of that game. I know all of us at CBS congratulate him on his new position as Chairman of CBS Sports.”

More information, after the jump.

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