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  • EVERT TO HALL OF FAME; SOUNDS OFF ON THE STATE OF THE GAME

         CHRIS EVERT, who will be inducted into the Int'l Tennis Hall
    of Fame in July, "doubts any of today's top pros will stay with
    the game" as long as she and her contemporaries did: "Nowadays,
    you're grinding it out every match....I'll give Steffi (Graf)
    another two years and she'll be out of the game.  If she takes a
    break, maybe she would come back, but she's been carrying the
    load for women's tennis."  Evert says the women's game "is in a
    lull....They need to have rivalries and they need to have Monica
    (Seles) and Jennifer (Capriati) back" (Doug Smith, USA TODAY,
    1/25).
    

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         DAN PATIN has been promoted to Dir of Production for
    SportsCom West, a new division of Prime Sports created to handle
    West Coast production for the network's parent company, Liberty
    Sports....Home Team Sports has named TED EWANCIW as its
    Communications Manager (GOULD MEDIA, 1/24). ....ROGER NEWTON has
    been named Exec Dir of the Palladium Arena in Ottawa.  The
    facility is expected to open in January, 1996 (TORONTO STAR,
    1/25)....The Portland Pride of the CISL have named RANDY NORDLOFF
    as their GM.  Nordloff had been director of athletics at Portland
    State University (Pride)....JOHN WALKER, who had been in charge
    of player agent certification for the NFLPA, was dismissed this
    week for "gross misuse of funds totaling between $80,000 and
    $100,000" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/25).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

          KEN VENTURI signed a three year deal with CBS as golf
    analyst.  He will retire after '97 (NEWSDAY, 1/24)....TROY AIKMAN
    was on the "Tonight Show" last night and touted his children's
    book, "Things Change:"  "I've got a foundation of my own and the
    proceeds will go towards that.  It's a book for children to read
    and maybe get something out of it, dealing with adversity,
    changes that all people go through, sad facts that we encounter
    and how to overcome those things.  I'm proud of it.  I think the
    kids will enjoy it and maybe get something good out of it (NBC,
    1/24).
    

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