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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         The NBA has named JONATHAN BROD to the newly created
    position of Manager, Consumer Products for NBA Canada Inc.  Brod
    will oversee the sales, licensing, advertising and promotion of
    NBA consumer products in Canada as well as serve as the consumer
    products liaison between NBA Properties and the new Canadian
    franchises (NBA)....Former Nuggets President TIM LEIWEKE has had
    discussions with U.S. Skiing about the group's vacant Exec Dir
    post (DENVER POST, 8/29)....The IHL has named MARK DIMOND as Dir
    of Marketing Services (SportsTicker)....MARIANNE WERDEL-WITMEYER
    has been elected President of the WTA Tour Players Association,
    succeeding MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/29)
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         CHARLES BARKLEY had a verbal altercation with a fan at a
    celebrity golf tournament after Barkley "brushed aside" a woman
    and a 3-year-old girl.  The woman's husband (5-9, 170) told
    Barkley (6-4, 245) to "take it easy," to which Barkley responded:
    "You'll move for me.  You have to move.  People have to move when
    they're in front of me" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 8/29)....ROGER
    CLEMENS and CAM NEELY will be in Bristol, CT, taping
    "SportsCenter" promos (BOSTON HERALD, 8/29)....Agent RON SHAPIRO,
    who represents CAL RIPKEN, JR. and KIRBY PUCKETT, among others,
    is profiled in USA TODAY.  Shapiro has been mentioned by some as
    a candidate to be baseball's next commissioner (Hal Bodley, USA
    TODAY, 8/29)....IBM's Dir of Worldwide Olympics and Sports Ops
    ELI PRIMROSE-SMITH is profiled in AD AGE's "On a Roll" feature
    (AD AGE, 8/28 issue)....Sports media coach ANDREA KIRBY is
    featured in the latest issue of INSIDE SPORTS.  Kirby is
    president of the Sports Media Group Inc, soon to be renamed
    Andrea Kirby Coaches Inc. (INSIDE SPORTS, 10/95 issue)....
    Frederick Keys GM LARRY MARTIN will become Assistant AD at Towson
    State Univ., effective September 1 (Keys).
    

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