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Published April 10, 1996
An employee at the bar in Chicago, at which MIKE TYSON is accused of committing sexual battery, claims Tyson is innocent. An attorney representing a 25-year-old woman alleges Tyson assaulted her in the private room of a South Side club. No charges have been filed (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 4/10)....NANCY LIEBERMAN-CLINE and GRANT HILL will be among the honored guests at the 2nd annual Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health's "Sports Ball '96" fund-raiser event, April 18 in New York. ESPN's ROBIN ROBERTS and NBC's BOB COSTAS co-host (Arthur Ashe Institute)....This year's winners of the Giant Steps Award were honored at the White House last Friday. The awards, chosen in conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day, were given to Mount St. Marys' MICHAEL WATSON and UConn's JENNIFER RIZOTTI in the Courageous Student-Athlete category. DAVE CLARK won in the Coach category, and NFL Commissioner PAUL TAGILABUE and NFLPA's GENE UPSHAW were awarded as Civic Leaders (Center for Sport and Society)....Female boxer CHRISTY MARTIN is this week's SI cover story (SI, 4/15 issue).