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Ken Hershman to HBO Sports

Updated: October 13, 2011, 5:56 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Ken Hershman, the longtime head of Showtime Sports and its boxing franchise, is leaving the network to take over as president of rival HBO Sports, HBO announced Thursday.

Hershman, who will begin in his new role on Jan. 9, will replace Ross Greenburg, who was forced to resign in July after 33 years at the network, including 10 as president of the sports division, in large part because he lost pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao to Showtime for his May fight with Shane Mosley.

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