February 20, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Halfpipe history was coming down to Maddie Bowman of the U.S. or Marie Martinod of France, and the space right behind the interview area was a curious mosh pit of fun, frolicking and fretting. Bowman, of South Lake Tahoe, had bettered her first effort, scoring 89.00 on her second run, sending a group of French fans and Bowman supporters into a frenzy of singing and chanting. It all came down to one final run for Martinod, the final skier on this Thursday night.
February 20, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- Was the late Sarah Burke the real winner of the women's halfpipe Thursday night? Twenty-year-old Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., didn't hesitate when asked that question on the night she won the gold medal in the first women's free ski halfpipe event at the Olympics. "I would absolutely say that. Sarah's inspired us on snow and off snow,” Bowman said. “I think she would have been very proud of how all the girls rode tonight. "I sure hope I and everyone else made her proud because we would not be here without her. " Burke, of Canada, was one of the leaders in the push to get the freestyle skiing events into the Olympics.
December 12, 2013 |
Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary. On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance of Brian Burke's arrival on Sept. 5 as the team's new president of hockey operations. It took Burke a little more than three months to make the call and he dismissed the team's general manager, Feaster, and assistant GM John Weisbrod on Thursday morning.
December 11, 2013 |
Los Angeles-based Aecom Technology Corp. has appointed Michael S. Burke, who joined the company in 2005, as chief executive. Burke, 50, will succeed John M. Dionisio, 65, who has been nominated to be executive chairman of the company's board of directors. "I'm delighted and honored to have the opportunity to lead the 45,000 architects and engineers in our company," Burke said in a telephone interview. "We've had a great period of growth over the past eight years. " Burke was appointed chief financial officer in 2006 and president in 2011.
October 24, 2013 |
Doris Burke, a versatile commentator for ESPN, has signed a multiyear contract extension, according to the sports cable network. As part of the new deal, Burke will join the Wednesday edition of "Kia NBA Countdown," ESPN's NBA pre-game show, with analyst Jalen Rose and newcomer Avery Johnson. She will make her "Countdown" debut on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. PT. Burke will continue to serve as both an analyst and a reporter for NBA games on ABC and ESPN, including the NBA Finals. She will also keep her role as a lead men's college basketball and women's college basketball game analyst, a role that includes the Women's Final Four.
October 4, 2013 |
Another high-ranking NBCUniversal executive is leaving. This time it is Telemundo President Emilio Romano who is exiting after just two years in the top position at the Spanish-language network. For Romano, the handwriting has been on the wall for awhile. NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke had hired two former high-ranking Univision executives who had been Romano's industry competitors. Joe Uva, who previously served as chief executive of Univision, was hired as chairman of NBCUniversal's Latino initiatives and content.