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Published April 7, 1995
A's infielder STEVE SAX says he will run for the CA General Assembly next year. Sax, a Republican, says the decision doesn't mean he is retiring from baseball (S.F. CHRONICLE, 4/7)....NBC will feature Cavs' owner GORDON GUND at halftime of Sunday's Chicago-Cleveland matchup (USA TODAY, 4/7)....Rumors have Clippers Owner DONALD STERLING offering Knicks Coach PAT RILEY part-ownership of the team, the GM job and the head coach position (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/7).... New Boston Garden Chair LARRY MOULTER reportedly refused an offer by BARBRA STREISAND to sing at the opening of Boston's FleetCenter (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/7)....JOHN PARIS, coach of the IHL Atlanta Knights, is featured as "Pro Hockey's First Black Coach" in the current issue of SPORT (SPORT, 5/95).... Liberty Sports has hired KELLY MILLER as Director of Communications and Distribution (Liberty).... "Entertainment Tonight" previewed the new BILLY CRYSTAL movie, "Forget Paris." The movie, about an NBA ref, will be released next month, and includes such NBA stars as CHARLES BARKLEY, KEVIN JOHNSON and KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR ("ET," 4/6). NOTICE: THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is expanding again and is seeking qualified applicants for entry-level positions on both the marketing and editorial staffs. If interested, call David Abrutyn (Marketing) or Stephen Bilafer (Editorial) at (703) 518- 4700. Both openings are immediate.