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         JACK KELLY resigned as President of the Goodwill Games.
    Kelly says he plans on opening an event consulting business.
    Kelly served as President of the '90 US Olympic Festival and then
    to Turner Broadcasting to head the Goodwill Games.  DAVID RAITH,
    VP of Sports For the Goodwill Games, will handle day-to-day
    operations until a successor is named (USA TODAY, 4/6)....DIKEMBE
    MUTOMBO is profiled in today's WASHINGTON POST Style section.
    Mutombo says he someday wants to be a U.N. Ambassador:  "The
    first tall guy to sit on the (U.N.) Security Council" (WASHINGTON
    POST, 4/6).... ESPN profiled the Padres' new management.  Padres
    CEO LARRY LUCCHINO:  "We have even stuck 'new' on top of all our
    logos everywhere so people know this is a new chapter in Padres
    history.  We are doing things, we hope, differently, more
    aggressively, certainly with a lot of enthusiasm, and these are
    the new Padres" ("SportsCenter," 4/5)....MICHAEL JORDAN was seen
    at New York's Bowery Bar at a table with among others, NBC's
    AHMAD RASHAD, HBO's RUSSELL SIMMONS and MTV's KENNEDY.  Simmons
    says the conversation revolved around Phat Farm's Jolly Stomper
    lightweight boot, whose licensing rights Nike and Adidas are both
    "fighting over."  Simmons:  "It's like an Earth Shoe. ... Since
    Mike's the only guy I know at Nike, I was asking him what he
    thought" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/6)....HENRY AARON: "Baseball has not
    done as good a job marketing our players the ways basketball has
    and I think it is due to the fact that we are so angry at one
    another. ... Basketball does a fabulous job marketing Shaq
    O'Neal, and Michael Jordan.  They make them feel like they are on
    a pedestal, and they should, because they are the ones selling
    the tickets ("Charlie Rose," PBS, 4/5).... ESPN's Linda Cohn
    reports MIKE PIAZZA will donate $100 for each home run he hits
    this season to the various unions that represent workers at
    Dodgers Stadium ("SportsCenter," 4/5).
         WACKY AUGUSTA HIJINKS:  ESPN's DAN PATRICK caddied for PETER
    JACOBSEN during a practice round at The Masters.  Patrick gave
    Jacobsen a driver on a Par 3.  Jacobsen: "I know you hit your
    driver 110 yards, but I hit mine quite a bit further."  Jacobsen:
    "Where's Olbermann?"  Patrick: "Probably combing his hair"
    ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/5).
    

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