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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     Former No. 1-ranked tennis player STEFAN EDBERG has
announced that this will be his last year on the pro tennis
circuit (N.Y. TIMES, 12/19)....A German court denied a request to
release PETER GRAF from prison.  Graf, father of STEFFI GRAF, is
being held in investigative custody on suspicion of tax evasion
(USA TODAY, 12/19)....Former Bengal All Pro MIKE REID has written
an opera about a wide receiver.  "Different Fields" opens
February 7 at New York's Victory Theater (USA TODAY,
12/19)....DON KING, who gave more than 1,000 free tickets to
underprivileged Philadelphia children for Saturday's Tyson-Mathis
fight, announced he will fly 20 area kids to Las Vegas for Tyson-
Bruno March 16 (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 12/19)....DEAN CAIN, who
plays Superman on ABC's "Lois and Clark," was on the sidelines
during Sunday's Bills-Dolphins game.  He also took part in the
pregame coin toss.  Cain was an all-Ivy defensive back at
Princeton (PHILADELPHIA INQURIER, 12/19)....Best Sports Comebacks
of '95, from this week's TIME:  MICHAEL JORDAN, MARIO LEMIEUX,
BEN CRENSHAW, UCLA BRUINS, MONICA SELES, ERNIE IRVAN, BASEBALL,
the memory of LOU GEHRIG, JULIE KRONE, NORTHWESTERN, MIKE TYSON
(TIME, 12/25-1/1 issue)....
DAVID LETTERMAN, from his monologue last night:  "My goal for the
show tonight is to stay on my feet longer than Buster Mathis Jr.
... That fight lasted just about as long as O.J.'s search for the
real killers" (CBS, 12/18).
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