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Published February 14, 1995
NANCY KERRIGAN told Boston's WBZ-TV that she was offered $5M to take the ice in a one-on-one competition with TONYA HARDING. Kerrigan: "No way. They could make it 10. It's just pointless." Kerrigan would not say who offered the money (AP/ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/14).....DANIELA PESTOVA was revealed to be the cover model for this year's swimsuit issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED that hits newsstands this week ("Today," NBC, 2/14)....JOHN KRUK, after winning an Espy for "Best Entertainment by an Athlete" and walking up to the stage: "Been on strike for six months, that's a hell of a walk. ... Everyone's gotten up here and said thanks to their teammates, I'm a free agent, I have none, so the hell with you all too." GEORGE SEIFERT, who won an Espy for "Coach/Manager of the Year" on his coaching days at Cornell: "I'm probably the first coach to win an award like this after losing to Columbia" (ESPN, 2/13).... GRANT HILL made an appearance on the "Late Show." Hill on meeting MIKE HOBAN, the 16-year-old who missed Foot Locker's Million Dollar Shot: "I felt bad for him, so I gave him $50" (CBS, 2/13)....JAN THOMPSON, VP/GM of Wilson Golf, is profiled in USA TODAY. Thompson has been mentioned as a possible replacement for retiring LPGA Commissioner CHARLIE MEACHEM, but she says she's not interested. Meachem: "She's in a position at Wilson to do more for women in golf than in any other job" (USA TODAY, 2/14)....Former MLB player JIM BOUTON, on the owners: "They're united in this and they're proud of themselves. And even though they're going over a cliff, they're going over a cliff together and they feel good about that" ("Sports View," CNBC, 2/13).