SBD/29/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              TBS has promoted STEVE HEYER to President & CEO.  Heyer
         was formerly President of TBS' Worldwide Sales, Marketing,
         Distribution and Int'l Networks Group.  He will retain those
         duties and add "responsibility for the company's cost side"
         (VARIETY, 1/29)....Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) has named
         MICHAEL CARRANCEJIE VP/Real Estate and Sales.  He had been
         VP/Real Estate (TMS)....Pro Player announced the following
         moves: JASON CAMP joins as Promotions Manager; ANTHONY
         GIARDINA was named Associate Marketing Manager; and PAUL
         LONGO was named Associate Merchandise Manager; STEPHANY
         GREENE was named Merchandising Manager & Designer; and LISA
         DEMARKIS was promoted to Merchandising Manager (Pro Player).
    
    

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  • LIPINSKI AND GUMBEL IN THE PAIRS? SKATER ON "PUBLIC EYE"

              TARA LIPINSKI was featured on CBS' "Public Eye with
         Bryant Gumbel."  Gumbel called Lipinski and MICHELLE KWAN
         "the new hot rivals in figure skating."  Lipinski: "There is
         no rivalry.  We're just going for the same dream" (1/28). 
         Kwan and Lipinski were the subject of "ET"'s Cover Story. 
         Bob Goen noted that both endorse Campbell's Soup and Kwan
         has deals with United Airlines and Yoplait Yogurt.  Lipinski
         reps Donna Karan and Barbie dolls.  Goen: "Add a gold medal
         and the stakes get really high" ("ET," 1/28).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              PATRICK EWING will participate in the '98 NBA TeamUp
         Celebration as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend.  KOBE
         BRYANT, TIM DUNCAN, and WNBA players SHERYL SWOOPES and
         NIKKI McCRAY will also join in the festivities (NBAE).  The
         TeamUp broadcast will be co-produced by RUDY CREW JR., the
         eldest son of NYC Schools Chancellor RUDY CREW (DAILY NEWS,
         1/29)....YASMINE BLEETH of "Baywatch" will be the female
         lead in the upcoming Universal project "BASEketball."  The
         film, based on a sport created by "Airplane!" director DAVID
         ZUCKER which combines basketball and baseball "with all the
         running taken out of the game," will also feature cameos by
         BOB COSTAS and AL MICHAELS (REUTERS/VARIETY, 1/29).
    
    

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