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         STEVEN SCHWARTZ was named President and CEO of Tennis Corp.
    of America (CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS, 2/27 issue). ....According
    to William Houston, former GLOBE & MAIL writer JEFFREY LABOA is a
    possibility for the Raptors' P.R. job vacated by Tom Mayenknecht,
    who moved to take the same post with the Grizzlies (Toronto GLOBE
    & MAIL, 3/1)....Fired Heat head coach KEVIN LOUGHERY agreed to
    become the team's Dir of Player Personnel (MIAMI HERALD, 3/1).

    Print | Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors

         Dolphin QB DAN MARINO will kick off his third venture into
    the restaurant business with the opening of Dan Marino's Town
    Tavern in Coral Springs, FL.  Nine investors joined Marino in
    pooling about $750,000.  Marino is already a partner in Dan
    Marino's American Sports Bar & Grill in Coconut Grove (MIAMI
    HERALD, 3/1)....U.S. figure skating champion NICOLE BOBEK is
    profiled as she departs today for the World Figure Skating
    Championships in England.  Bobek, charged with "home invasion"
    last fall, is being painted "as a small-potatoes version of Tonya
    Harding" in the London tabs (USA TODAY, 3/1)....ESPN's Linda Cohn
    reported on RAY KNIGHT's statements that former MLB Commissioner
    PETER UEBEROTH spoke to him about drug problems on the Mets in
    the mid-80's.  Knight claims that Ueberoth "chose to keep the
    situation quiet."  Ueberoth's office was contacted, with no
    response....ESPN profiled former 49ers Coach BILL WALSH, who is
    conducting a coaching clinic for future NFL players.  TOM CONDON,
    agent for BYU QB John Walsh and UCLA receiver J.J. Stokes, "is
    paying the tab" ("SportsCenter," 2/28).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, MLB, New York Mets, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney
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