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The Evening Ticker: Sollecito Talks, CNN Hires, Fox Schedules

  • ABC got the exclusive with Amanda Knox, now NBC has the exclusive with her ex-boyfriend and re-co-convicted killer Raffaele Sollecito. The interview airs tonight on “Nightly News.”

  • CNN Digital has hired six people to staff up the fast-growing video development group in the New York newsroom. FishbowlNY has the details.

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Julie Souza Named VP Of Business Development For Sports Illustrated Group

Julie Souza has been hired as vice president of business development for the Sports Illustrated Group.

Souza comes from CBS Sports Network, where she was most recently vice president, strategic planning and business development. During her time at CBS Sports Network, Souza was responsible for the network’s rebranding initiative

At Sports Illustrated, Souza will work with the magazine’s leadership team create long-term development strategies for SI Television and video production as well as create a blueprint for international expansion.

Souza earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Harvard Business School.



WWE Launches Campaign To Aid Linda McMahon

After months of getting body slammed, Linda McMahon is ready to suplex the competition with her tag-team partner and husband, Vince McMahon.

The WWE has launched a new viral campaign called “Stand Up For WWE,” asking fans to voice their support for the sports entertainment company.

As Linda runs for Senate in the state of Connecticut, she’s faced a series of attacks because of her former involvement with the WWE, where she was CEO until stepping down last September.

Opponent Richard Blumenthal and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have pointed out the WWE’s safety standards and tolerated drug use over the years in the months leading up to the Nov. 2 election.

As a last-ditch effort to sway voters, Vince is hoping the WWE Universe can help set the record straight as the Stamford-based company will attempt to “correct factual inaccuracies that have been reported during this election season.”

The 65-year-old Chairman and CEO of the WWE along with several superstars will appear in videos discussing various topics including WWE’s PG content, treatment of WWE’s full-time employees and its performers, and WWE’s Talent Health and Wellness Program. Read more

Oh Hey, A Bicyclist Tested Positive and Has A Silly Excuse

Alberto Contador won the 2010 Tour de France, his third title. One problem: On July 21, he tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance.

The 27 year old claims he ate tainted meat that caused high levels of the muscle-building drug to show up in his system.

“I’m sad, disappointed, but am keeping my head held high,” he said. “It’s a clear case of food contamination. I won’t tolerate any sanction.”

The cycling community is defending their champion, but it doesn’t look good. It’s not as though the race or the sport has a whole lotany credibility left. The racers (hey, Floyd Landis) plead their innocence in the media until people forget what happened, then are eventually found out and banned from the sport. Wash, rinse, repeat. Officials say they will try to clean up cycling, but the drug-makers are clearly ahead of the drug-testers. It’s not going to get fixed.

Will Contador retain his title?
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