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Published May 16, 1995
The Eagles have hired BOB ACKLES as Dir of Football Administration, making him "the third most powerful person in the organization" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 5/16)....SUN BONDS, ex-wife of Giants OF BARRY BONDS, lost a ruling by a CA Judge yesterday that she signed her prenuptial agreement involuntarily. Barry will still be obligated to pay child support and may have to pay additional support for Sun (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/16)....Yankee Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER was on Hillsborough County's '94 delinquent property tax list and had to pay more than $35,000 in back taxes and penalties (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/16). ....The WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION will hold Summit '95 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. The summit is being underwritted by JC Penney (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/14)....Two NBA sources told the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM that JASON KIDD and GRANT HILL will be selected Co-Rookie of the Year (Richie Witt, FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 5/16)....GEORGE FOREMAN, appearing on this morning's "Today" show, talked about the possibility of a fighting MIKE TYSON: "It's not going to happen unless he comes to me right now and says 'George, I'll box you, let's sign papers, lets do it.' No promoters, let's work it out" (NBC, 5/16)....Lakers GM JERRY WEST and Coach DEL HARRIS said they would welcome MAGIC JOHNSON back to the team next season, but only if he gave a full commitment. West: "He can't show up at training camp, then leave five game or half way into the season." Johnson would need to sell his minority ownership in the Lakers if he returned to any team. The problem is salary, according to Peter Vecsey, as "word has it" Magic wants $10M per year (N.Y. POST, 5/16)....MSG President DAVE CHECKETTS was profiled in Sunday's NEWSDAY. On his NEED TO DO list: Keep Knicks and Rangers competitive; Keep college basketball games and women's tennis events at the Garden; Strengthen the MSG Network; Bring entertainment to the Garden and the Paramount Theater; Work on returning boxing to MSG after after a two-year layoff (N.Y. NEWSDAY, 5/14).