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         BILL WALSH announced his resignation yesterday as head coach
    of Stanford football.  SI's Peter King said he looks for Walsh to
    become a "quarterback guru" acting as a consultant to some NFL
    teams and other teamns, with his first job being in the World
    League "to try to develop new quarterbacks which the NFL
    desperately needs" ("Monday Night Football," ABC,
    11/28)....Former Tiger great DENNY MCLAIN has begun his
    involvement with Pizza Hut, Inc. by offering an autographed
    baseball as part of a meal deal.  The baseball goes for $15.99
    with every purchase of a "Big League Family Feast" (CRAIN'S
    DETROIT BUSINESS, 11/27 issue).....L.A. King Exec and former
    goaltender ROGIE VACHON posted a $100,000 bond for BRUCE MCNALL,
    who is charged with four felony counts stemming from a federal
    bank fraud investigation.  McNall is set to plead guilty on
    December 7th (L.A. TIMES, 11/29)....GRACE LEE NIKKEL has joined
    ESPN as a Chicago based SportsCenter correspondent.  She was a
    sports anchor/reporter at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis the last two
    years (ESPN)....The marketability of Detroit stars GRANT HILL and
    BARRY SANDERS is examined in CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS.  Sanders'
    pursuit of a 2,000 rushing season could bring him back into the
    "product endorsement limelight" (CRAIN'S DETROIT, 11/27 issue).
    

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