NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 18, 1994
DON SHULA would neither confirm nor deny a report by ESPN Sunday that he would be offered a job after this season by the NFL as president of league operations overlooking the competition committee and officiating. Shula: "I've made it my practice not to respond to any rumors or speculation by members of the media." Shula signed a 3-year contract extension earlier this year that gives him minority ownership in the Dolphins and a promise of the position as the team's VP of Football Operations (MIAMI HERALD, 10/18). ....In St. Louis, Jim Thomas profiles super agent LEIGH STEINBERG: "Steinberg's recent pet project has become franchise preservation." In baseball, he helped keep the Giants in the Bay Area, and now in football, he is leading the Save the Rams group in Anaheim (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/18)....The U.S. Figure Skating Association promoted MATT PENSINER to Corporate Programs and Events Manager and appointed HEATHER LINHART as Communications Coordinator (USFSA)....DEION SANDERS was interviewed at halftime during last night's game: "I'm not a fighter. I am an entertainer" ("Monday Night Football," ABC, 10/17).