Braves Sign Delaware North For New Ballpark Bulls Brass Parts Ways With Thibodeau Blatter Wins Fifth Term As FIFA President Warriors-Rockets Gets Big Viewership For ESPN FIFA Sponsors Have Yet To Pull Out Of Deals Social Media Changing Athlete Endorsements Sponsors Detail Activation Plans For WWC Gary Matthews Jr. Lists $15.5M Home Big 12 Men's Tourney Staying In K.C. Through '20 St. John's AD Monasch Resigns
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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).
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).