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              NHL Enterprises announced the expansion of
         responsibilities for NHLE Managing Dir BRAD KWONG.  Kwong
         will relocate to the Zurich offices and be responsible for
         all European operations of NHLE and the NHL, including
         licensing, sponsorship, fan development and exhibitions. 
         GUIDO TOGNONI, who had been managing League operations in
         Europe, will remain as a consultant to NHL Europe, acting as
         a liaison to the NHL offices in New York (NHLE)....Maxfli
         Golf named DANIEL MURPHY Marketing Manager of Gloves and
         Accessories (Maxfli).

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              DENNIS RODMAN "has been asked to appear on Monday's
         Academy Awards telecast."  Rodman: "I did something for the
         Oscars.  That's all.  That's it.  No big deal. ... But you
         know, I might go to the Oscars" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/19).
         ...MICHAEL BUFFER, the boxing ring announcer known for his
         phrase "Let's Get Ready To Rumble," is charging Columbia
         Pictures with copyright infringement because his trademarked
         phrase is being used in promotions and in the movie "Booty
         Call."  Buffer wants the ads pulled and unspecified damages
         over $50,000 (N.Y. POST, 3/19)....WAYNE HUIZENGA pulled his
         sponsorship of a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce event
         promoting "Miami Pride" over the weekend that was held at
         Pro Player Stadium.  Huizenga pulled his sponsorship after
         Miami Mayor, and Huizenga "adversary," JOE CAROLLO was named
         as one of the speakers (MIAMI HERALD, 3/18)....This year's
         British Open in Troon, Scotland, will admit anyone under 18
         free of charge (ESPN, 3/18).

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