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              JOHN DALY checked himself into the Betty Ford Center
         over the weekend for alcohol rehabilitation.  Daly, in the
         Memphis Commercial Appeal: "If I don't feel like I can keep
         from drinking, I'm through. ... I might not play golf again. 
         I'm going to stay here as long as it takes."  More Daly, who
         went on a reported "drinking binge" last Thursday and ended
         up being hospitalized: "I just thank God the bars close
         early in Florida.  I could have been dead.  When I woke up
         in the hospital, I knew I needed help" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE,
         3/31).  In Chicago,  the TRIBUNE's Ed Sherman notes that a
         Wilson Sporting Goods spokesperson, of which Daly is the
         "main endorser for golf equipment," had no comment on Daly's
         "latest turmoil," or whether it will pull his ads.  The
         company "has stood behind Daly in the wake of his previous
         problems" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/1).

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              SANDY HOLLOWAY, a former prime ministerial adviser, was
         named CEO of the organizing committee for the 2000 Summer
         Olympics in Syndey (N.Y. TIMES, 3/28)....RICH SHEUBROOKS has
         resigned as Exec Dir of the Charlotte Regional Sports
         Commission to become Nike's Director of Basketball for
         Europe (Charlotte Regional Sports Commission)....LAUREN
         DONOVAN has been named NBC Sports' VP/Negotiations.  She was
         NBC Senior Corporate & Transactions Counsel (NBC Sports).

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              DENNIS RODMAN appeared on "Larry King Live" on Friday
         night.  On his decision to get into movies: "I like to
         perform, I like to be an entertainer, and I just don't want
         to be known as a basketball player, an athlete so called, so
         I just tested the waters in the movie industry."   On
         whether he will stay in Chicago after this season, when he
         will be an unrestricted free agent: "I'll be very diplomatic
         about this.  If we win, I'll come back.  If we don't win, I
         see no way in hell that I'll be back."  Rodman presented a
         pair of the new Converse Rodman sneakers to King at the end
         of the program ("Larry King Live," CNN, 3/28)....Orioles
         Owner PETER ANGELOS wrote a letter to the editor in response
         to a March 4 column by the Washington Post's Tony Kornheiser
         entitled, "View From Owner's Box Is Out in Left Field." 
         Angelos: "Since Kornheiser has never interviewed me or even
         called for an interview, I think it is highly presumptuous
         of him to criticize my thoughts or motivation" (WASHINGTON
         POST, 3/29)....MARTINA HINGIS, following her win over MONICA
         SELES at the Lipton Championships: "I'd like to thank
         (tournament sponsor) Rado, but I can't because I'm sponsored
         by Omega" (THE DAILY).

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