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Published April 18, 1995
HBO premiered its original film, "Tyson," yesterday -- to generally positive media reviews (Mult., 4/18)....ROY FOREMAN, says his older brother, GEORGE FOREMAN, would be a "perfect" candidate to be "commissioner" of boxing (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 4/16). Foreman was featured on "60 Minutes" Sunday (CBS, 4/16). Villard Books had to pay Foreman a $100,000 bonus after he won the heavyweight title, as stated in a clause in the contract on Foreman's his autobiography, "By George." The book is scheduled for release the first week in May (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16).... NHL Rangers President & GM NEIL SMITH denied a report he was putting together a business group to purchase the L.A. Kings (N.Y. POST, 4/18)....PETER UBERROTH has reportedly failed to come up with the $130M necessary to buy the Angels (Peter Gammons, BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16)....Soccer great DIEGO MARADONA is being "wooed" by ROGER GOREVIC, Owner of the New York Centaurs of the APSL (N.Y. POST, 4/18)...."Tommy Boy" director PETER SEGAL's next project will be "Celtic Pride," a comedy about a Celtics fan and his relationship with a Celtic player. Segal said it "has been approved by the NBA and we may go after a real athlete" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16)....Bruins' Forward ADAM OATES said he wants to build a state-of-the-art street hockey facility in Boston. His company, Centre Ice Promotions, expect the project to go forward "very soon" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16).... WTVJ in Miami has decided to remove KARIE ROSS from Marlins coverage to avoid a conflict of interest. Ross is the fiance of Marlins GM DAVE DOMBROWSKI (MIAMI HERALD, 4/16)....MARTY MCSORLEY plays a thug in the current hit movie, "Bad Boys" (FINANCIAL POST, 4/13).