NFL Moves Commissioner's Address Up Woody Johnson Will Be U.K. Ambassador ION ESPN To Televise Golden Boy Fight Cards Raiders File Paperwork To Move To Vegas Golf Channel Has New PGA Merch Show Deal Chargers Hold L.A. Kickoff Ceremony At The Forum MLBAM, NBC RSNs Reach Streaming Deal FIA Approves Sale Of F1 To Liberty Media Van Pelt, King Discuss Evolution Of "SportsCenter"
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KIM HUNTER EPSTEIN, former VP of Corporate Sales for the Heat, filed a lawsuit against the team and Exec VP PAULINE WINICK alleging "sex discrimination and front office spying" according to the MIAMI HERALD (5/18)....JAN HEDQUIST, Vice Chair of Ketchum Communications has been named Vice Chair of Young & Rubicam Europe in London (N.Y. TIMES, 5/19)
JIMMY CONNORS and GUILLERMO VILAS hit the court today on Prime as part of "The Challenge" from Pebble Beach, co-produced by JACK NICKLAUS Productions and Connor's Net Assets. JOHN MCENROE and BJORN BORG play tomorrow in a match televised on ABC. The winners play Sunday on ABC (L. A. TIMES, 5/19)....Actor VINCENT VAN PATTEN and ILIE NASTASE play an exhibition match this weekend to promote Van Patten's new picture "The Break," which is being billed as the "Rocky" of tennis and tells the tale of "a burnt-out tennis pro who's hired to coach a rookie player with the idea that he'll disillusion the kid about the game." Co- stars include RAE DAWN CHONG, MARTIN SHEEN, and VALERIE PERRINE (VARIETY, 5/19)....Former Bucks player-sports agent LEN ELMORE is profiled in the Bucks' FULL COURT PRESS. Elmore says he is finding a way to "utilize my experiences" through his Maryland- based Precepts Entertainment which represents 10 athletes: five NBA players, three NFL players, a minor league baseball player, and a gymnast (FULL COURT PRESS, 5/95)....NOLAN BUSHNELL, inventor of "Pong" and founder of Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, is launching a chain of "high-tech family amusement centers called E2000," which will feature video-based rides, interactive games, and trivia games. Bushnell on the concpet: "Think of Chuck E. Cheese on steriods" (Michelle Rafter/REUTER, 5/19)....Rapper TONE LOC was hospitalized after he collapsed at courtside last night at halftime of the Lakers-Spurs game. Loc regained his feet and was taken to Centinela Hospital in L.A. Cause of the collapse is unknown (WASHINGTON POST, 5/19)....Giants RB HERSCHEL WALKER will appear in a martial arts movie that is filming this summer. Walker is a sixth-degree black belt in taekwondo (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/19)....GMC Trucks ran a full page ad in this morning's USA TODAY congratulating GRANT HILL for winning Co- Rookie of the Year and leading the All-Star voting. The tagline: "And at the same time, won everyone's respect. Which may be better sthill" (USA TODAY, 5/19)