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NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published December 11, 1997
Cardinals 1B MARK McGWIRE has been named The Sporting News' '97 Sportsman of the Year (TSN)....TAMEEKA MESSIER, the 23-year-old woman who says she was badly injured last month when Patriot QB DREW BLEDSOE and OL MAX LANE "dove off the stage of a Boston nightclub into a crowd of patrons, filed a lawsuit against the players yesterday" (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/11)....ERIC LINDROS appeared on the "Late Show" with David Letterman. Lindros, after Letterman asked about the "violence" in the NHL: "Everyone's been talking about this violence. It's grown men, playing at a high tempo and it's very spirited. There are no angels, so let's just leave it at that" (CBS, 12/10). In Philadelphia, Les Bowen writes that Lindros "turned in a solid effort [on Letterman] in what might have been his biggest off-ice performance." The appearance "closely followed the debut of a national IBM commercial, Lindros's first such exposure" (DAILY NEWS, 12/11)....MSNBC's KEITH OLBERMANN had Comedy Central's CRAIG KILBORN on "The Big Show." Olbermann played "5 Questions" with Kilborn, with the first question, "What's the most god- forsaken place on the East Coast?" Kilborn: "Secaucus, New Jersey." Olbermann: "No, the correct answer is still Bristol, Connecticut." The last question was "11:00pm ET: Daily Show, Big Show or SportsCenter?" Kilborn answered the Daily Show, but the correct answer was "None of the above." Kilborn: "Is 'SportsCenter' still on? You know what I watch, call me quirky, I watch the CNN/SI show and that Fox Sports -- they're doing a heck of a job" (MSNBC, 12/10).