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At the Int'l Sport Summit, ROB APATOFF, L.A. Gear VP for Marketing, announced he will become Chief Marketing Officer at U.S. Healthcare (THE DAILY). FROM INSIDE MEDIA: NBC has named JOHN LUGINBILL VP/Advertising Sales Manager for the Central Region. Luginbill formerly held the same position for the Eastern Central Region....JOHN KASTBERG has been promoted to GM & VP by The Sporting News....NICK NILES has been named President, CEO and Publisher of Golf Magazine Properties. He will also retain his former position as President of The Sporting News Publishing Company (INSIDE MEDIA, 1/4-17 issue)....The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy has appointed MIKE DEPALMER to Dir of Tennis (NBTA)....The Rockies yesterday promoted KELI MCGREGOR to VP of Operations and SUE ANN MCCLAREN to Asst VP of Ticket Operations (Rockies)....Walt Disney Co. appointed DAVID MALMUTH to head its Disneyland Resort theme park project in Anaheim (L.A. TIMES, 1/18).
Rangers Hall of Famer ROD GILBERT signed a personal services agreement yesterday with The Dime Savings Bank of N.Y. The bank will use Gilbert in its advertising and promotions, including TV, radio and print ads, as well as in its marketing and sales efforts (Schulte Marketing).... "Entertainment Tonight" interviewed DOROTHY HAMILL. Hamill will stop touring at the end of her current self-owned Ice Capades tour. The Family Channel has bought 80% of the tour and the remaining 20% is yet to be sold ("ET," 1/17)....USA TODAY has a special report in today's issue that lists the base salaries and bonuses for every player in the NFL (USA TODAY, 1/18)....EVANDER HOLYFIELD has renewed talks for a fight in Atlanta in May (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/18).