SBD/26/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         JIM MAHONEY has been named Chair of Cohn & Wolfe's
    entertainment division.  He will be based out of L.A. (HOLLYWOOD
    REPORTER, 3/25)....BET Holdings has named DEBRA LEE as President
    & COO of both the holding company and the cable network.  The
    announcement allows CEO ROBERT JOHNSON to focus on "strategic
    development" (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 3/25 issue)....MIKE GANNON
    was named VP/National Sales at ESPN.  EVAN STERNSCHEIN adds OCC
    Sports and ESPNET SportsZone to his area at VP/Advertising Sales.
    BRIAN CARR has been promoted to VP/Sales Planning and
    Administration (ESPN)....CYNTHIA BURNELL was named Senior
    VP/Affiliate Relations and Marketing for NewSport (NewSport).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Stadium consultant RICK HORROW's work with the NFL to "help
    keep teams home" is noted in FORBES.  Horrow's "first big test"
    is the Seahawks (FORBES, 4/8 issue)....PRESIDENT CLINTON will
    throw out the first pitch at Opening Day in Baltimore on April 1.
    BOB DOLE has been invited to Cleveland for opening ceremonies
    (PHILA. INQUIRER, 3/26).... MICHAEL IRVIN was officially served
    with a subpoena to testify today before a grand jury
    investigating a drug bust where he Irvin was present
    ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 3/25).... ANDRE AGASSI and BROOKE SHIELDS
    have set a Spring '97 wedding date ("ET," 3/25).
    

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