SBD/8/Sports Industrialists

NAMES IN THE NEWS

     Former Orioles VP for Business Affairs ROBERT AYLWARD joined
Baltimore ad agency Image Dynamics Inc. as Exec VP.  Aylward left
the Orioles earlier this year when PETER ANGELOS took over as
owner (Baltimore SUN, 12/8)....Magic Exec VP of Business
Operations JACK SWOPE visited the IHL Cleveland Lumberjacks and
studied their operations.  The DEVOS FAMILY, which owns the
Magic, is interested in putting an IHL team in Orlando (ORLANDO
SENTINEL, 12/8)....WALTER PAYTON announced that he has become
partners with IndyCar owner DALE COYNE, making Payton the first
African-American IndyCar owner.  Payton-Coyne Racing has no
sponsor yet, but will carry Payton's No. 34 (USA TODAY,
12/8)....ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Seahawk MICHAEL
FRIER, paralyzed in an automobile accident last week, will
"receive $100,000-$120,000 annually for the rest of his life if
he remains disabled," thanks to the NFL's most recent collective
bargaining agreement.  Previously, Frier would have received
"$9,000 a year for the rest of his life for a permanent, non-
football disabling injury."  Mortensen:  "The benefits package
that came with the salary cap may be unparalleled in sports"
("SportsCenter," 12/7)....According to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan,
CHARLES BARKLEY said, when told a new collective bargaining
agreement might include a rookie salary cap: "Big deal, I want a
veteran's raise cap" ("SportsCenter," 12/7).
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