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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         RICHIE WOODWORTH, who launched Reebok's golf division and
    the Greg Norman Collection, is leaving Reebok to focus his
    attention on the Norman collection (GOLFWORLD, 2/9).... GERRY
    RYAN, who has spent 15 years as the 76ers Business Manager, will
    be GM of the new Philadelphia NPSL franchise, the Kixx (PHILA.
    DAILY NEWS, 2/15)....CBA VP of Sales & Marketing TIM WEIL has
    resigned to accept the position of Dir of Corporate Sales with
    Phoenix's new NHL franchise.  Weil begins in Phoenix at the end
    of this month.  Also from the CBA, Dir of Team Services LARA
    PRICE has been named 76ers Dir of Marketing (CBA)....ANDREW
    SHEPARD, Chair of the Exchange Bank of Santa Rosa, CA, has been
    elected Chair of the LPGA Board of Directors.  Shepard, a board
    member since '91, succeeds MARY JO JACOBI (LPGA)....JOY RODENBERG
    has been named a VP of the USTA by the group's board of
    directors.  She succeeds RICK FERMAN, who was named USTA Exec Dir
    on January 11 (USTA)....The TAMPA TRIBUNE notes the "surprising
    announcement" by LEO MEHL, Goodyear's GM of racing programs
    worldwide, that he will resign effective March 1.  STU GRANT,
    Goodyear's current Dir of Racing, will succeed Mehl (TAMPA
    TRIBUNE, 2/15)....Heisman Trophy winner EDDIE GEORGE has signed
    agent C. LAMONT SMITH to represent him in marketing and contact
    talks (THE DAILY).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Former Chiefs QB BILL KENNEY has dropped out of the race for
    Missouri Governor.  Kenney will run for Lieutenant Governor
    instead (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 2/15)....STEFAN EDBERG will
    spend part of his final year on the men's tour promoting the
    Stefan Edberg Junior Tennis Foundation to support tennis in
    Sweden (TENNIS, 3/96 issue)....BRYANT GUMBEL will serve as master
    of ceremonies for the AAU James Sullivan Award at Walt Disney
    Resort on March 4 (AAU).... Bronco SHANNON SHARPE issued a
    release saying, contrary to previous reports, his representation
    is still being handled by TANK BLACK (Broncos)....HarperCollins
    will publish MONICA SELES' autobiography in June (N.Y. POST,
    2/15).
    

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