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  • BLACK SPORTS AGENTS ASSOCIATION TO GATHER IN JUNE

         The Black Sports Agents Association will holds its first
    general meeting on June 16 in Oakland.  The group was brought
    together originally by Rev. JESSE JACKSON and the Rainbow
    Coalition and has held several smaller meetings.  But now, they
    are looking to grow beyond their current membership of around 300
    under the leadership of President LEN ELMORE, head of Precept
    Sports, and Financial Chair ANDRE FARR of Farr Sports
    Enterprises.  The group's primary goal at this stage of its
    development, according to Farr, is to get all black sports agents
    to join.  He also noted that the group will be open to all others
    involved in athlete representation, including financial managers,
    accountants, insurance agents and attorneys.  From there, Farr
    told THE DAILY, goals will be to educate the membership -- and,
    in turn, athletes -- on the business of sports, as well as to re-
    educate the public and others in the industry that African-
    Americans are just as able as other agents.  As for the
    relationship to the Rainbow Coalition, Farr noted the group's
    role as the driving force behind the formation of the
    Association.  But he added that the Black Sports Agents
    Association will not get involved in all issues the Coalition
    takes up.  Farr:  "We deal in sports" (THE DAILY).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         Former Tigers pitcher DENNY MCLAIN and two partners have
    been indicted on charges of conspiracy and pension theft with
    regard to the transfer of $12M of their meat packing company's
    pension funds (DETROIT NEWS, 5/10)... Business journalist DAN
    DORFMAN suffered a mild stroke.  He is expected to recover fully
    (NEWSDAY, 5/10)... .Fred Edelstein reports Raiders Owner AL DAVIS
    had heart surgery in Cleveland last week under an assumed name.
    He is expected to make a complete recovery (NewSport,
    5/10)....The Bonham Group, a Denver-based sports marketing firm
    named DON HINCHEY as Dir of Creative Services (The Bonham Group).
    

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