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              ESPN Magazine Editor-in-Chief JOHN PAPANEK formally
         announced the appointment of several editorial execs.  STEVE
         WULF, who spent 20 years at Time Inc., will become Exec Dir
         of ESPN Magazine; LYNN CRIMANDO, formerly the Assistant
         Managing Editor of Money Magazine and Operations Dir at SI,
         was named Managing Editor; and NIK KLEINBERG, formerly the
         Dir of TV & New Media at SI For Kids, will become Dir of
         Photography.  Papanek also announced the addition of TOM
         FRIEND as an L.A.-based Senior Writer.  Friend most recently
         served as the N.Y. Times' West Coast sports correspondent. 
         Former SI Presents Art Dir DARRIN PERRY was named Design Dir
         of the biweekly to launch in March, '98 (ESPN Magazine).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

              MIKE BASS has been promoted to Sports Editor of the
         Cincinnati Post, beginning December 1 (CINCINNATI POST,
         11/19)....Nike announced the appointments of RALPH EDWARD
         GREENE, JR. to the newly-created position of Global
         Basketball Sports Marketing Dir and named THOMAS FOX to the
         position of USA Sports Marketing Dir.  Greene had been
         Nike's USA Sports Marketing Dir since '95.  Fox, who joined
         Nike in February as Dir of Sports Marketing for the Asia
         Pacific Region, was most recently VP & Managing Dir for NBA
         Asia and Hong Kong (Nike).....The USOC has named four staff
         members and one recent hire to new positions, effective
         immediately.  BENITA FITZGERALD MOSELY, former Dir of the
         ARCO Training Center, will serve as Dir of U.S. Olympic
         Training Centers.  PATRICE MILKOVICH, former Dir of the
         Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (CSOTC), will
         become Dir of the ARCO Training Center.  JOHN SMYTH, former
         Dir of Olympic Training Centers, was promoted to Senior Dir
         of Sports Services.  DAVE BARROWS joins the USOC in the
         position of CSOTC Ops Manager.  CINDY MUNRO has been
         promoted to Assistant Dir of Olympic Training Centers and
         GREG PERRY was promoted to Assistant Dir of CSOTC (USOC).

    Print | Tags: NBA, Nike, People and Pop Culture, USOC

              Cablevision CEO JAMES DOLAN is profiled in NEW YORK
         magazine under the header, "Selling the Son.  Cablevision
         Has Prospered Largely Because CHUCK DOLAN Knows How And When
         To Use The Brass Knuckles.  Can He Make People Believe His
         Son Is Capable Of The Same?" (NEW YORK, 11/14 issue).
         ....MAGIC JOHNSON "wants to become the top boxing promoter
         in the history of the sport," according to a report by Don
         Cronin in USA TODAY.  Johnson will have to apply for a
         license to stage fights with the NV State Athletic
         Commission (NSAC).  NSAC Exec Dir MARC RATNER: "All he's
         done is come and see us.  Based on conversations with Magic,
         he's serious.  He'd be great for us and the sport" (USA
         TODAY, 11/20)....WNBA Comets Coach VAN CHANCELLOR was
         awarded a '97 "Good Guy" award by the National Women's
         Political Caucus (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/20).

    Print | Tags: Cablevision, Orlando Magic, People and Pop Culture

              MLB COO PAUL BEESTON, and HAL PRINCE, President of Mach
         One Marketing, will be joining PAT WILLIAMS, Senior Exec/VP
         of the Magic, ROBERT ERB, Dir of Marketing for adidas, and
         RICHARD KREZWICK, President of the New Boston Garden, as
         keynote speakers at the 1998 National Sports Forum in
         Boston, January 18-20.  The National Sports Forum is the
         largest conference dedicated to team marketing and sales
         issues, and will include 18 breakout sessions, the results
         of a new corporate sponsor survey, and a "behind the scenes"
         tour of Fenway Park and the Fleet Center.  For attendance or
         trade show exhibitor information contact Seaver Marketing
         Group at (619) 469-4101.  THE DAILY is the Official
         Publication of the National Sports Forum (THE DAILY).

    Print | Tags: MLB, Orlando Magic, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

              Rock star ALICE COOPER's new sports bar, called "Alice
         Cooper'stown," will open in downtown Phoenix this week,
         according to Martha Netherton of the PHOENIX BUSINESS
         JOURNAL.  Cooper: "It will be the Taj Mahal of sports bars." 
         The restaurant's theme will feature baseball and other
         professional sports, and if successful, the concept will
         spread to other major league cities.  Cooper is teaming with
         AZ entrepreneur Brian Weymouth on the project.  If the
         sports bar concept is "successful," the partners would like
         to "spread to other" MLB cities such as Cleveland, Seattle,
         Denver and Detroit.  Weymouth said that it's likely another
         deal will be inked in Cleveland or Detroit "by next spring"
         (Martha Netherton, PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL, 11/17 issue). 

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