Published June 21, 1996
International Sports Programming Partners or "Fox Sports International" named TONY BALL as its new COO & Exec VP. Ball will oversee businesses including Prime Deportiva, Fox Sports Australia, and Prime Sports International program sales and syndication business. He was GM/Broadcasting at British SkyB (ISP/Fox)....The Eagles promoted JOE BANNER and MIMI BOX to Senior VP, and named JEFF KAPLAN as Operations Manager, TODD STAROWITZ as PR Assistant, and NICK GANNON as Personnel Assistant (SPORTSTICKER)....ERIC BRESLER has been named Dir of Marketing for the Ice Palace, scheduled to open this October in downtown Tampa (Ice Palace)....The Rangers dismissed PR Dir BROOKS THOMAS earlier this week. He was with the team for one year (N.Y. TIMES, 6/21).