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     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).
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