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LEN ELMORE, President and CEO of Precept Sports & Entertainment, Inc., announced that former NFL star and attorney KELLEN WINSLOW has joined the company. Winslow's primary focus will be Dir of Football Operations (Precept). ....Nike Golf has named MICHAEL FORESEY as footwear product line manager and MERLE MARTING as Advertising/PR Manager. ... Lynx Golf has named MARSHALL MYRMAN as VP/Operations. ... Cobra Golf has named DAVID BROWN as VP/Operations for Cobra Golf Europe (GSO Pro Report)....NBC named JOSH GROTSTEIN as VP/GM of NBC's Online ventures. He will oversee NBC's online presence on the Microsoft Network and the World Wide Web (NBC)....The Big South Conference named ANGELA PHELPS as Asst PR Dir....Temple has named GERRY EMIG Asst AD/SID....The CFL Shreveport Pirates promoted JOSH LOGAN from Asst Ticket Manager to Business Manager (SportsTicker)....TONY JONAS has been named President of Creative Affairs for Warner Bros. Television. He formerly was Exec VP of the same division (WASHINGTON POST, 7/6).
The Celtics' RICK FOX is going to N.Y. today to read -- for the second time -- for a part in "Eddie," a Disney movie starring WHOOPIE GOLDBERG. Other basketball players being sought include players from the Tar Heels, the Sonics' GARY PAYTON, Laker NICK VAN EXEL, and the Nuggets' ROBERT PACK (BOSTON HERALD, 7/6)....MITCH ALBOM will soon be leaving WLLZ-FM in Detroit leaving him without a morning radio sports gig in the city for the first time since '85 (DETROIT NEWS, 7/2)....New Islanders Coach MIKE MILBURY on playing in the same market as the past two Stanley Cup champions: "You know, screw the Rangers and screw the Devils. I work for the Islanders and I could care less about them" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 7/5)....Flyers center ERIC LINDROS will receive more then $2M in bonus money if he is selected league MVP ("Sports Tonight," CNN, 7/5).... ESPN's Mike Tirico reported that only 10 of the NFL's 32 first round picks have signed. But agent LEIGH STEINBERG told ESPN to look for a "plethora" of signings within the next few weeks, with the delays "a function" of most of the league being on vacation during June ("SportsCenter," 7/5).