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         Sixers Dir of Player Personnel GENE SHUE has also been named
    assistant GM (PHILA. INQUIRER, 9/17)....Orioles owner PETER
    ANGELOS approved the consideration of assistant GM DOUG MELVIN in
    Rangers President TOM SCHIEFFER's "very preliminary search" to
    replace TOM GRIEVE (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 9/17)....The Orioles own
    staffing changes might include switching GM ROLAND HEMOND to vice
    chair and bumping assistant GM FRANK ROBINSON to GM.   (Baltimore
    SUN, 9/18)....Event operations manager SCOTT KIRKPATRICK has been
    made VP at Kemper Sports Marketing (CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS,
    9/12 issue).

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         Bruce McNall, the former owner of the L.A. Kings and Toronto
    Argonauts, "repeatedly invoked the fifth amendment" when asked
    during a bankruptcy proceeding if he had secreted funds overseas.
    When questioned if he had transferred large sums of money to bank
    accounts in Switzerland, England, and Liechtenstein, McNall chose
    not to answer (Jim Tranquada, L.A. DAILY NEWS, 9/17).  McNall is
    mired in "bankruptcy proceedings and the FBI is looking into his
    role in the disappearance of $3.3M in ancient coins from a fund
    he managed" (Sallie Hofmeister, NEW YORK TIMES, 9/19).

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         In a "Sports Center" interview, JIM BROWN expressed
    disapproval of the NFL's "embarassing pension plan" and lack of
    conversation about retired players (ESPN, 9/18)....In New York,
    Gary Myers reports on NFLPA Exec Dir GENE UPSHAW'S new six-year,
    $6M contract.  Upshaw was recently re-elected to a 30-year term,
    but his contract covers employment for six years.  He made about
    $500,000 a year under his previous deal (N.Y. DAILY NEWS,
    9/18)....PETE ROZELLE was interviewed in the N.Y. TIMES.  Asked
    what the biggest change in pro football was: "It's obviously more
    litigious."  Asked why an antitrust exemption would be so
    important to the NFL: "The exemption would be wonderful because
    of the unique status of a sports league -- you have to have rules
    to run a sports league" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/18)....U.S. NEWS profiles
    Cowboys owner JERRY JONES.  Jones recently "angered" some other
    NFL owners by suggesting each franchise market its own logo and
    retain part of the profits.  Browns owner ART MODELL argues NFL
    licensing forms many national ad campaigns and Jones' plan would
    allow advertisers to invest in individual markets, eventually
    fragmenting the league's national TV contract.  Jones also upset
    owners by signing corporate sponsorships to allow "exclusive
    access" to his players and team facilities.  Jones doesn't intend
    to share this money because the logo is not directly involved.
    Broncos owner PAT BOWLEN calls Jones' move a "grey area" that the
    "league is going to have to address" (U.S. NEWS, 9/26 issue).

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