NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published July 6, 1995
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).