Final "Friday Night Fights" Tonight Louisiana Passes Sports Event Bidding Bill Miami May Get Football/MLS Stadium MLSE Close To Naming New CEO Sources Deny Report On Rams To L.A. St. Paul Saints Open Ballpark Michigan Approves Athletics Project NHL Salary Cap Expected To Grow 5% Figo, Van Praag Pull Out Of FIFA Race
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PETER ENGLEHART has been named VP of Programming, Production and Ops at The Outdoor Life Channel. He was formerly Dir of Program Planning at ESPN (ELECTRONIC MEDIA, 4/3 issue)....Walt Disney Co. is reportedly ready to name STEPHEN BOLLENBACH as CFO. Bollenbach is President and CEO of Host Marriott Corp. (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4/4)....Raycom, has announced that BURT ROSEN has been named Manager of West Coast Sales and will over see the company's efforts from it's new L.A. office. Also added is MARC ZALINSKY as Sales and Marketing Account Rep. in New York (Raycom)....BO JACKSON announced his retirement from basbeall (USA TODAY, 4/4)....Arkansas Coach NOLAN RICHARDSON has been named the recipient of the Coors Light/USBWA Most Courageous Award winner (Coors). Richardson denied rumors he was headed to the Raptors ("SportsCenter," 4/3)...The Bullets, in an effort to push rookie JUWAN HOWARD for Rookie-of-the-Year, have a video of the MCLAUGHLIN GROUP, with JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, CLARENCE PAGE, ELEANOR CLIFT, FRED BARNES, and CHRIS MATTHEWS talking up Juwan (THE DAILY)....DAVID LETTERMAN on MIKE TYSON sticking with DON KING as his promoter: "Well, so much for prison rehabilitating people" ("Late Show," CBS, 4/3)....PRESIDENT CLINTON was interviewed at halftime of last night's game. Clinton on the close games with Arkansas: "Basketball is exciting enough on its own, but they give us a little extra every game." Clinton mentioned the movie "Hoop Dreams" -- an "inspiration" to young people all across the country. He also said he hoped to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day for baseball (CBS, 4/3).