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         TNT commentator DOUG COLLINS agreed to a deal to coach the
    Pistons for $6.5M over five years (DETROIT FREE PRESS,
    4/28)....Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER faces a Senate probe
    over Navy ship building contracts (N.Y. DAILY NEWS,
    4/28)....SANDHI ORTIZ-DEL VALLE's quest to officiate in the NBA
    is profiled by Lars Anderson in SI.  Ortiz-Del Valle, who
    officiates in the USBL, is the first woman ever to work a men's
    pro game.  Also, NBA VP/Ops ROD THORN's job as discipline czar is
    profiled by Jack McCallum (SI, 5/1).
         ATHLETES TURNED TV STARS: PATRICK EWING made a guest
    appearance on "Mad About You" last night (NBC, 4/27).... "Extra"
    reported on MIKE PIAZZA's appearance on "Baywatch."  In the show,
    Piazza is seen swinging a baseball bat on the beach as the show's
    star PAMELA ANDERSON walks up and says, "Excuse me, why are you
    swinging that baseball bat?"  Piazza:  "Well, I'm a baseball
    player."  The two then run off to save a drowning swimmer
    ("extra," 4/27).
    

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