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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     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).
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