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NAMES IN THE NEWS

     NFL Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE has proclaimed September 12
as "DON SHULA DAY."  The highlight will be a black-tie,
invitation-only dinner at the Broward County Convention Center
hosted by Dolphins Owner WAYNE HUIZENGA.  ESPN's CHRIS BERMAN
will be Master of Ceremonies (NFL). ...MONICA SELES, LINDSAY
DAVENPORT and MARY JOE FERNANDEZ attended the MTV Video Music
Awards Wednesday night at Radio City Music Hall (HOUSTON
CHRONICLE, 9/6)....Rumors have O.J. SIMPSON defense attorney
JOHNNIE COCHRAN taking on MIKE TYSON as a client and
investigating the WBC Heavyweight Champion's financial dealings
with promoter DON KING, SHOWTIME, and the MGM GRAND (NEWSDAY,
9/6)....Nike CEO PHIL KNIGHT sat next to the former Dutchess of
York SARAH FERGUSON during the Muster-Agassi U.S. Open match
Wednesday night (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/6)....The Southern League's
Huntsville Stars President & GM DON MINCHER was named League
Executive of the Year (Southern League)....JOHN MCENROE is
profiled in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.  Fran Lidz notes the "buzz" at
NBC is that McEnroe "prodded" the network into demoting BUD
COLLINS from the booth to the sidelines during French Open and
Wimbledon telecasts.  McEnroe: "Bud knows more about tennis than
99.5 percent of the population.  But what did he ever do in
tennis that would make him know what's happening in the U.S. Open
final?  The same with MARY CARILLO" (SI, 9/9 issue).
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