St. John’s coaching search: Porter Moser lands surprise offer

St. John’s looks like it has found the man it wants to lead its program. Now it waits to see if the feeling is mutual. Porter Moser, the 50-year-old coach of Loyola-Chicago who reached the Final Four last year, was offered the vacant head-coaching position Monday night, according to several sources. A week ago, Chris…
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Papa John’s Picks Shaq as Pitchman After Founder’s Racist Controversy

(NEW YORK) — Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal.

The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promoted Papa John’s in other ways. He will also join the company’s board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants in the Atlanta area.

Papa John’s is trying to revive its image after the company’s founder and namesake, John Schnatter, was reported to have used a racial slur during a media training session. Schnatter, who was the face of the company, has apologized for the slur and the company scrubbed his face from the company’s logo and advertisements last year. Schnatter is still the Louisville, Kentucky-based company’s biggest shareholder.

Papa John’s International Inc. says it will pay O’Neal more than $ 8 million in cash and company stock for a three-year endorsement deal.

Wall Street seems to think it’s a winning partnership. Shares of Papa John’s soared more than 4 percent Friday.

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Kristoff St. John’s Last Soap Episode Airs Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last “Young and the Restless” episode featuring Kristoff St. John will air Wednesday on CBS.

The actor, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies’ man Neil Winters for 27 years, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 52. The cause of death is under investigation by the medical examiner.

St. John had played Neil Winters on the soap opera since 1991, earning nine daytime Emmy nominations. He won a Daytime Emmy in 1992 for outstanding younger actor in a drama series.

His business guy character wended his way through romances, deaths of loved ones and other daytime travails that descended into alcoholism before going into rehab.

“The Young and the Restless” will broadcast a special tribute to St. John during Friday’s show.

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Papa John’s, Sysco, Clorox & more

Names on the move ahead of the open.
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Papa John’s ordered to send confidential files to disgraced founder

A Delaware judge on Tuesday ordered Papa John’s to deliver confidential files it’s been withholding from founder John Schnatter. Schnatter has been trying to obtain the sensitive documents since October, including texts and emails between the embattled pizza chain’s directors and general counsel and chief executive, in an effort to get himself reinstated after charging…
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Papa John’s attracts two new suitors

Bain Capital and CVC Capital Partners are among the private equity firms competing to acquire Papa John’s International, the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The buyout interest in Papa John’s comes amid a battle for control with its founder John Schnatter, who owns about 30 percent of…
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