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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         Two appointments at NBC Sports: JON MILLER was named VP of
    Programming, and GARY ZENKEL as VP/Assistant to NBC Sports
    President DICK EBERSOL....QUINN BUCKNER returns to CBS as a
    college basketball analyst.  He will team with VERNE LUNDQUIST
    and then co-host the NCAA Final Four (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY,
    10/6)....Liberty Sports President ED FRAZIER announced that
    KATHRYN COHEN has been promoted from VP of Finance to General
    Manager of Prime Ticket Network (THE DAILY).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         PARKER BOHN III, a top bowler who has earned the PBA's "nice
    guy" award four consecutive years, hopes to become the PBA's next
    president.  Like most pros, "the dramatic lack of prize money
    compared to sports such as golf and tennis is disturbing, but
    he's concerned about the lack of media attention paid to the
    sport.  He thinks that more exposure would lead to increased PBA
    prize funds."  Bohn wonders why ESPN, which carries PBA events,
    "still neglects bowling on 'SportsCenter'" (WASHINGTON TIMES,
    10/6)....DEION SANDERS will make his rap debut on the soundtrack
    to JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME's new film "Street Fighter" (HOLLYWOOD
    REPORTER, 10/5)....MARK HEISLER's unauthorized biography on PAT
    RILEY hits the stands November 1.  The book draws on a number of
    observations asnd opinions from Riley's players, coaches and
    staff (THE DAILY)....Former PGA Tour commissioner DEANE BEMAN
    makes his debut this weekend on the PGA Senior Tour (OAKLAND
    TRIBUNE, 10/6).
    

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