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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have narrowed their list for GM to
    three finalists, according to this morning's TAMPA TRIBUNE.  The
    remaining candidates: Expos GM KEVIN MALONE; Braves Asst GM CHUCK
    LAMAR, and Marlins Asst GM FRANK WREN (TAMPA TRIBUNE,
    5/17)....The Devil Rays also announced that MICHAEL SEAMON has
    been named as the team's Merchandising Manager.  Seamon comes
    managing from the Univ. of Notre Dame's campus athletic retail
    operations (Devil Rays).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Blackhawks owner BILL WIRTZ is planning to build a 5,000
    space parking lot on the grounds of the old Chicago Stadium.  At
    $10 per space, the parking lot will be a welcome change from the
    old stadium which cost $2M a year to operate
    (SPORTSTICKER)....JOE MONTANA will officially anounce today he is
    joining NBC as a studio analyst ("Sports Tonight," CNN,
    5/16)....A federal jury yesterday began hearing the case of
    former NBA player JEFF RULAND who is suing the Celtics over
    claims he suffered a career-ending injury when a Celtics ballboy
    hit his leg with a ball cart ("SportsCenter," ESPN,
    5/16)....PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS Columnist BILL CONLIN underwent
    heart bypass surgery Monday outside of Philadelphia.  He was
    listed in stable condition yesterday (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS,
    5/17)....Broncos QB JOHN ELWAY will join coaches WAYNE FONTES and
    DENNIS ERICKSON in the fourth annual MIKE UTLEY Celebrity Golf
    Tournament this week in Scotsdale, AZ (USA TODAY, 5/17).
    

    Print | Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Blackhawks, Denver Broncos, ESPN, NBA, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney
  • ON THE ROAD WITH HOOPS: MAKE THOSE CHEESESTEAKS TO GO

         The Bullets' mascot, HOOPS, continues his "Sleepless 'Til
    Seacaucus" tour today, following a stopover in Philadelphia on
    Tuesday.  Hoops, who is making the walk from USAir Arena in
    Landover, MD, to the site of the NBA Draft Lottery in Seacaucus,
    NJ, puts his size 25's to the pavement again today with several
    stops in Eastern PA, before landing for the night in Somerset, NJ
    (Bullets).
    

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