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Published May 22, 1995
Actor Peter Berg was shown the finer points of hockey by MARTY MCSORLEY of the L.A. Kings on ET ("Entertainment Tonight," 5/19)....Suns President JERRY COLANGELO on Charles Barkley's talk of retirement: "He's always done everything he's wanted to do in the past and this will be no different. If he truly wants to retire then that is what he should do" ("This Week in the NBA," CNN, 5/21)....Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT will play a large role as an Owner/Operator when MLS announces its '96 season. Kraft: "They are very close to annoucing something and we've agreeed to be part of it" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/20)....Former Rockies part-owner MICKEY MONUS has lost a bid to collect an extra $15M for his partial share of the team. A judge in U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruled that there was no indication Monus' former partners defrauded him when they purchased his 10% of the team in '92 (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)....AL CAMPANIS has returned to baseball as VP/Baseball Operations for the Palm Spring Suns of the recently formed Western League, among the newest of 11 independent leagues (L.A. TIMES, 5/22)....WAYNE HUIZENGA guaranteed a $20M loan to cover the deficit on the proposed $53M motorsports complex in Homestead, FL. In exhange, Huizenga will "likely run the show and get a share of some of the profits" (MIAMI HEARLD, 5/19)....MAGIC JOHNSON told the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER "there's a good chance" he would play in the NBA next season (Mult., 5/21)....In an interview with the EDMONTON JOURNAL, Oilers Owner PETER POCKLINGTON, said he is seeking to sell the naming rights for the Northlands Coliseum. Pocklington: "I seem to want more money than they want to pay" (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 5/20).