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              The IHL named DOUG MOSS as its new COO.  Moss was
         President & CEO of the NHL's Sabres from '94-96, and most
         recently served as a consultant for both The Marquee Group
         and Americast (IHL)....MICHAEL S. JORDAN was named VP/Sales
         & Marketing for the Harlem Globetrotters (BRANDWEEK, 10/13).
         ...The NHL named PATRICK FLATLEY to the position of Dir of
         Alumni Relations.  Flatley played 14 NHL seasons with the
         Islanders and Rangers before retiring last year (NHL).
         ...ESPN named MANISH JHA named Dir of Affiliate Operations 
         & Planning.  Jha had been Dir of Finance & Administration
         for ABC News/ESPN Internet Ventures (ESPN).

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              On last night's "SportsCenter," ESPN's Rich Eisen:
         "ESPN anchor GARY MILLER pleaded not guilty to three
         misdemeanor charges today in Cleveland municipal court. 
         Miller was arrested Saturday morning on charges of
         indecency, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 
         Contrary to earlier reports, police found no evidence of
         drugs in Miller's possession and say no further charges will
         be filed" (ESPN, 10/14)....NY-based Stars & Strategies
         Founder SUE RODIN, who represents women athletes, is
         featured in CRAIN'S N.Y. BUSINESS.  Rodin says the public
         "is ready, and the big companies are beginning to come
         around" to the advertising potential of female athletes
         (CRAIN'S N.Y. BUSINESS, 10/19 issue)....The Mighty Ducks'
         TEEMU SELANNE is aiming for an appearance on his favorite
         show, "Baywatch." Team officials are trying to help him land
         a small role (USA TODAY, 10/15). ...ABL Blizzard GM PAM
         BATALIS was the cover story in the HARTFORD COURANT's
         Business section.  For Batalis, "there are lots of hours,
         lots of getting the word out, a myriad of details, [and]
         constant decision making" (HARTFORD COURANT, 10/14).

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              "Team and Event Marketing," "Fan Entertainment," "Group
         and Season Ticket Sales Strategies," and "Corporate
         Sponsorship" will be among the subjects discussed at the
         1998 National Sports Forum, January 18-20, in Boston.  The
         National Sports Forum, the largest conference dedicated to
         team marketing and sales, will also feature keynote
         addresses from leading industry executives, as well as
         "behind the scenes" tours of Fenway Park and the Fleet
         Center.  Register by the end of today for $645 and receive a
         free copy of the "1998 Sports Market Place Registry," which
         normally retails for $200.  Special pre-conference sessions
         with Jon Spoelstra are $395.  For more info, contact Seaver
         Marketing Group at (619) 469-4101.  THE DAILY is the
         Official Publication of the National Sports Forum.

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              MLB's Dir of Educational Programming SHARON ROBINSON
         was profiled by Ross Atkin of the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. 
         Robinson: "We're looking at creative ways to incorporate
         baseball into learning."  A "main" focus will be a pilot
         program aimed at children in Grades 4,5, and 6.  The program
         will "draw on baseball's theme to approach school topics
         such as math, science, and history" (CSM, 10/14).

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