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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     Former Blue Jays President PAT GILLICK has reportedly been
offered the CEO job for the Toronto Raptors (Peter Gammons,
BOSTON GLOBE, 7/30)....Raptors President JOHN BITOVE, responding
to negative images his organization received during recent
stadium negotations: "We're not an arrogant organization. ... If
people believe that, and sometimes perception is reality, then we
have to work on that aspect of our image" (TORONTO SUN,
7/30)....USOC Exec Dir DICK SCHULTZ is profiled by William Rhoden
in this morning's N.Y. TIMES.  Rhoden writes that it was
"suggested that perhaps the resignation from the NCAA, the only
blemish on his career, was the motivation" for taking the USOC
job (N.Y. TIMES, 8/1).... ANDRE AGASSI appeared on the "Tonight
Show" and talked about, among other things, his Humvee (4-wheel
drive vehicle) which he named Juanita (NBC, 7/31).
     TOP TEN LIST:  Chili Davis's Top Ten Complaints About Fans:
10) When your hand is too tired from signing autographs to make a
fist; 9) They get all huffy when you crack their skull with a
Louisville Slugger; 8) Don't understand the pressure of making
$18,000 per at bat; 7) When they give me their liver -- and I
don't need a new liver; 6) When fans try to adjust your cup; 5)
After you finish bloodying their nose, they almost never share
their nachos with you; 4) They keep confusing him with Pittsburgh
Pirates' "Hungarian Goulash" Davis; 3) Don't understand that it
is hard to keep your temper under control when you are full of
steroids; 2) Think only New York players can act like jerks; 1)
Can't take a punch ("Late Show," CBS, 7/31).
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