SBD/19/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              The SLOC has named STEVE WILLIAMS as its Dir of Sponsor
         Services.  Williams, formerly CEO of the Children's Miracle
         Network, will serve as a liaison between SLOC and OPUS.  He
         will coordinate advertising and promotion of Olympic sponsors
         and supplier programs and their involvement in the 2002 Games
         (DESERET NEWS, 11/18)....DALE GARDNER, LISA ANTONUCCI and JAY
         COFFIN have joined GOLFWEEK's editorial staff.  Gardner is
         the new Associate Editor of Business, Antonucci fills a newly
         created Staff Writer position and Coffin takes over as
         Scoreboard Editor (GOLFWEEK, 11/15 issue)....JIM CORMIER
         joined Head USA, Inc. as Dir of Footwear Operations Worldwide
         (TENNIS WEEK, 11/20 issue).....MLB named DICK BRESCIANI,
         VP/Public Affairs for the Red Sox, the '97 winner of its
         Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence (MLB).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              Sports agent DAVID FISHOF is the target of a $25M
         sexual-harassment suit by a former employee, SARA SCHUB (N.Y.
         POST, 11/19)....In MN, 2,500 fans worked as movie extras at
         the Metrodome for the filming of "MAJOR LEAGUE III" (PIONEER
         PRESS, 11/19)....ESPN's STUART SCOTT is profiled in VIBE. 
         Scott "has become the latest in a long line of ESPN stars by
         saturating his broadcasts with hip hop slanguage. ... And
         he's representing the black athlete and the black sports fan
         in a world dominated by the Bob Costas-Marv Albert school of
         sportscasting" (VIBE, 12/97)....Tennis' PATRICK RAFTER is
         named in PEOPLE's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue (PEOPLE, 11/19).
         ....Bonus Books has released, "Agassi & Ecstasy: The
         turbulent life of ANDRE AGASSI," written by former tennis
         writer and Las Vegas Review Journal assistant sports editor
         PAUL BAUMAN (LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL, 11/18)....Former NBA
         player/U.S. Congressman TOM MCMILLAN "is under investigation
         on fraud issues."  McMillan is Chair of the DC-based Complete
         Wellness Centers (N.Y. POST, 11/19).
    
    

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