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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         The Phillies have appointed DAVID MONTGOMERY, the team's
    COO, to the newly created position of co-general partner along
    with BILL GILES (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/4). ....Northwest
    Entertainment Group (NEG) Chair ARTHUR GRIFFITHS yesterday
    announced the appointment of TOD LEIWEKE as Executive VP of NEG.
    Leiweke will focus on the development of business and marketing
    opportunities with the Grizzlies, Canucks and GM Place.  Leiweke
    had served as President of Warriors Arena Development Company
    (NEG).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         MICKEY MANTLE has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit
    against Upper Deck, claiming the company did not fulfill their
    contract with him because of his alcohol problems.  The suit
    claims that the trading-card company said Mantle's admission to
    having gone through alcohol rehabilitation "diminished his
    marketability" (MIAMI HERALD, 11/4)....JOHN DALY told the ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION it was "his own decision" to leave the tour and
    blames back problems for his absence.  PGA Tour Commissioner TIM
    FINCHEM: "I might have to have some additional comments with
    John" (ESPN, 11/3).
    

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  • USOC SEARCH FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTINUES

         USOC President LeRoy Walker said yesterday that the USOC has
    retained the accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand, to handle the
    applications and nomination materials in its search for a new
    USOC Executive Director.  Former USOC Executive Director Harvey
    Schiller left the USOC on October 1 to become President of Turner
    Sports (USOC).
    

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