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         JACK DONOHUE has joined the Grizzlies as Dir of Int'l Public
    Relations.  Donohue was coach of the Canadian National Team and
    is in the Basketball Canada Hall of Fame.  He will also serve as
    Grizzlies Dir of Canadian Player Development
    (Grizzlies)....MICHAEL CHICO has joined ESPN as Senior
    VP/Integrated Sales and Market Research (L.A. TIMES,
    12/15)....News Corp. will reportedly set up an executive
    committee to determine "strategic directions" for the company.
    The committee will include CHASE CAREY, Head of the Fox Network
    (FINANCIAL TIMES, 12/15).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

         DAVID CONE testified yesterday at the federal tax evasion
    trial of his former accountant, ERIC GOLDSCHMIDT, admitting he
    was "a little uneasy" when Goldschmidt told him to just "put in a
    figure" on a blank 1040 form for money he made from autographs.
    Cone said he inadvertently failed to report one $1,500 show in
    the process.  Though Cone admits he underreported, prosecutors
    say he broke no laws because they can't prove he did it on
    purpose (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/15)....The Eastern Motorsport Press
    Association has named IRL Founder TONY GEORGE as its "Newsmaker
    of the Year" (Ernie Saxton Communications)...."ET" went on
    location with CAL RIPKEN in his role as a technical advisor for
    the film "The Fan," to be released this June.  Ripken was shown
    advising WESLEY SNIPES on hitting.  Ripken:  "He's got good bat
    speed."  ET's John Tesh: "It takes a lot of balls to play a major
    leaguer" ("ET," 12/14)....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL will make his return
    to the Magic tonight against the Jazz.  The star center will not
    start, and commented, "I'm not a prima donna who needs to start.
    I don't want to mess with any chemistry.  I'll go for the Sixth
    Man award.  It's mine" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 12/15)....Nets guard
    Kenny Anderson has hired DAVID FALK as his new agent (N.Y. POST,

    Print | Tags: IndyCar, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, People and Pop Culture, Utah Jazz
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