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Published December 1, 1994
Lawyers for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED have asked a judge to dismiss a $150M libel lawsuit by RANDALL "TEX" COBB. The lawsuit concerns a '92 article contending that one of Cobb's fights was fixed (AP/PHILA. INQUIRER, 12/1)....According to sources, Columbia Pictures is putting together a movie script about the life of MUHAMMAD ALI (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/1).... "MUGGSY" BOGUES will be featured tonight on CBS' "Eye to Eye" with Connie Chung (Baltimore SUN, 12/1)....Nike and Reebok "are fighting over" UTA PIPPIG, a German marathoner, "aspiring physician and potentially hot marketing ticket." Last month, Reebok announced that it had lured Pippig from Adidas. But last week, Nike hired Reebok's track and field chief MARK BOSSARDET, and "expects to land Pippig." Pippig's agent, Kim McDonald, meets with Nike next week. McDonald: "Probably the only bigger track shoe contract was CARL LEWIS" (USA TODAY, 12/1).....BIG 12 officials will begin a national search for a conference commissioner (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 11/29).