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Published January 11, 1995
Tigers owner MIKE ILITCH has hired JOHN McHALE to oversee the club's operation and will likely spearhead the drive for a new stadium. McHale comes from the Rockies where he was vice president (Mel Antonen, USA TODAY, 1/11). ...DAVE COHEN may be on the "verge of a major breakthrough" as he is the favorite to be the new voice on Yankee telecasts. MSG is also "leaning" toward ESPN's JIM KAAT to replace Tony Kubek on their telecasts (Phil Mushnick, N.Y. POST, 1/11).....The Seahawks' chances of landing U. of Miami coach DENNIS ERICKSON "might be slipping away" (SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, 1/11)....HAKEEM OLAJUWON, RONNIE LOTT, and MARCUS ALLEN have retained the services of NY-based Silverman, Warren/Kremer, Inc for publicity, promotion, and strategic positioning activities (Silverman, Warren/Kremer)....FIFA has fired its director of press relations, GUIDO TOGNONI, and competitions head MIGUEL GALAN. Both have been with soccer's governing body for more than 10 years (WASHINGTON POST, 1/11).