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         New York Daily News Sports Editor KEVIN WHITMER is moving
    later this month to Newark Star-Ledger as Assistant Managing
    Editor for Sports (CRAIN'S NEW YORK, 1/8 issue).... MARC HONAN
    has been named Marketing Manager of SportsChannel Florida.  He
    was most recently Director of Marketing for Empire Sports Network
    (SportsChannel)....BRUCE CROWLY has been named President of ACTV
    Interactive and elected to the company's Board.  He will serve as
    Exec VP of ACTV Inc. (ACTV)....Lions Trainer KENT FALB has been
    elected President of the Nat'l Athletic Trainers' Association

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         MARK MCCORMACK, Chair & CEO of IMG, appeared on CNN's
    "Moneyline" last night to discuss how the movement of franchises
    effects fundamental business relations in sports.  McCormack, on
    the Browns:  "You can't use yesterday's structure with today's
    reality. ... The teams should have more control over their own
    activities.  I think the NFL Properties concept, whereas it has
    been effective, is somewhat outdated.  I think what the NFL has
    got to do is take a global look at its sport.  Internationally
    they have got to grow.  Twenty-five years from now, there have
    got to be franchises in major cities around the world. ... I
    think Jerry Jones makes a point."  McCormack, on where it will
    all end:  "I'm a great supply and demand man. ... An owner has
    got to make money.  The spectators have got to be able to afford
    it and the salaries cannot get so high that neither of those
    things can happen.  It's a balance" (CNN, 1/17).

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         A Canadian-record 35,000 fans are expected to pack SkyDome
    for MICHAEL JORDAN's first appearance in Toronto (Toronto GLOBE &
    MAIL, 1/18).  In his preview, Jim Byers writes, "Jordan has no
    peer in the history of sport" (TORONTO STAR, 1/18)....Lakers Exec
    VP JERRY WEST is featured in the February issue of MEN'S JOURNAL.
    In the piece, West talks about the pressures of being the Lakers'
    chief architect and his feelings on the new free agency era.
    West:  "We look like baseball right now" (MEN'S JOURNAL, 2/96
    issue).... MUHAMMAD ALI will visit Cuba today to deliver medicine
    and meet FIDEL CASTRO.  Over 10,000 pounds of diabetes pills and
    other medical supplies will be included in the mission (N.Y.
    POST, 1/18)....MARIO ANDRETTI may leave retirement to drive in
    the U.S. 500 at Michigan Int'l Speedway (INDIANAPOLIS STAR/NEWS,

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