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Published May 5, 1995
Columnist GEORGE WILL has been named commissioner of the Texas-Louisiana League. ESPN's PETER GAMMONS on Will's appointment: "The Texas-Louisiana League now has something Major League Baseball doesn't -- an independent commissioner" ("Baseball Tonight," ESPN, 5/4)....JOSE CANSECO's sports management firm, 40-40 Sports Council, has closed its doors in Miami Beach. Canseco was officially informed by the MLBPA that he could not be a player and an agent at the same time. Canseco did say he would represent himself in his next round of contract negotiations (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/5)....Devil Rays Owner VINCE NAIMOLI will not name the first team's GM until early July, after MLB's June amateur draft (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/5)....49er JERRY RICE will join NASCAR drivers KYLE PETTY, GEOFF BODINE and HARRY GANT in a 3,100 mile motorcycle ride from San Francisco to Charlotte. The Kyle Petty Coors Light Charity Ride Across America benefits the Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary and other charities (USA TODAY, 5/5).... Sioux Falls Skyforce VP & GM GREG HEINEMAN was named the '95 CBA Executive of the Year (USA TODAY, 5/5).