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The Bills named Canadian reps to help them in marketing and sales promotion of the team in Toronto. Former CFL Argos Dir of Marketing BRET GALLAGHER and former Labatt Breweries Promotions Manager DOUG FRAIN have been added to the team's staff in Toronto (TORONTO SUN, 10/26).....Former Patriots and Colts QB TOM RAMSEY was named Dir of Corporate Sales by the Broncos (Co Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 10/26).
JEFFREY POLLACK, President & Publisher of THE DAILY, has been named to the KIDSPEACE NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL. KidsPeace is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to helping children overcome crisis, and the KidsPeace National Sports Council helps promote participation in sports as a way for children to develop the emotional, physical and intellectual skills they need to overcome challenges and crises. Members of the council include ABC Sports/ESPN broadcaster ROBIN ROBERTS; Women's Sports Foundation Founder/ABC Sports correspondent DONNA DE VARONA; Spurs CEO JOHN DILLER, Knicks President ERNIE GRUNFELD and former MLB Int'l CEO FRANK HEFFRON. For more information about the KidsPeace National Sports Council contact Sue Rodin at (212) 982-5757 (THE DAILY).
Olympic sprint champion DONOVAN BAILEY was charged with careless driving and leaving an accident scene after his Mercedes-Benz crashed early Sunday (TORONTO SUN, 10/27).... CHARLES BARKLEY was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence after an incident at an Orlando nightclub (Mult., 10/26).
Pistons F GRANT HILL was profiled by Curry Kirkpatrick in Sunday's N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE under the header "Excuse Me While I Dominate." Kirkpatrick: [P]ro basketball is ready for Hill to take over the game. But is he ready?" Hill: "My basketball personality has changed. I came into last season wanting to send a message to my teammates, to the whole league. I'm for real. I mean business. I think I can be the best player in the N.B.A., and I want to show it." Hill, on becoming a superstar: "Going out as a celebrity and V.I.P. was a novelty at first, fun, exciting. Now it's like every time I leave the house, I feel like I'm running for office. If I want to dance, I'll do it in front of a mirror or something." Fila Senior VP Howe Burch, who signed Hill to a recent contract extension: "Grant probably will determine the destiny of our company" (N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, 10/26).