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SUSAN KERR has been promoted to Dir of Programming at CBS Sports. Kerr, who formerly served as Dir of Communications, will have responsibility for "new business planning and development and for special projects" at CBS Sports (THE DAILY).....Former Bullets GM BOB FERRY confirmed he is a candidate to become Heat GM (Baltimore SUN, 9/25).
The latest venture of former S.F. Giants Owner BOB LURIE is Par Golf Systems Inc., a nationwide tee-time reservation system that "could become the TicketMaster of the links" (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 9/25)....Boxer/actor RANDALL "TEX" COBB has sued Sports Illustrated for $150M over a '93 article alleging one of his fights was fixed (AP, 9/24)....St. Louis attorney TOM O'TOOLE has been offered the post of Championship Director of the '97 U.S. Senior Open at Olympia Fields Golf Club in Chicago (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 9/25)....In Anaheim, Steve Bisheff profiles NHL "superstar-in-waiting" PAUL KARIYA of the Mighty Ducks: "After just one brief, beautifully marketed year, the Mighty Ducks already are the hottest sports team in the area. ... What the Ducks didn't have was a star. A marquee name. Now they do" (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/24). ESPN's PHIL SIMMS on his talks with the Cardinals: "If they make me an offer I can't refuse, then I'll hopefully go to the Cardinals" ("GameDay," ESPN, 9/25)....L.A. Kings President BRUCE MCNALL's Holmby Hills, CA, home was put on the market at $5.59M (L.A. TIMES, 9/25).