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              ROBERT ERB, Dir of Sports Marketing at adidas; PAT
         WILLIAMS, Magic Senior Exec VP; PAUL BEESTON, MLB COO; HAL
         PRINCE, Mach One Marketing President and RICHARD KREZWICK,
         President of the New Boston Garden, will all be keynote
         speakers at the 1998 National Sports Forum, January 18-20,
         in Boston.  The NSF is the largest conference dedicated to
         team marketing and sales, and will feature discussions about
         "Team and Event Marketing," "Fan Entertainment," "Group and
         Season Ticket Sales Strategies" and "Corporate Sponsorship."
         Eighteen breakout sessions and a "behind the scenes" tour of
         Fenway Park and the FleetCenter are also included. For
         attendance/trade show exhibitor info, contact Seaver
         Marketing Group at (619) 469-4101.  THE DAILY is the
         Official Publication of the National Sports Forum. 

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              MARTY GILBERT was named COO of IL-based sports
         information company STATS Inc. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/6).
         ...ESPN named MIKE WADE Manager/Corporate Communications. 
         Wade had been a Senior Account Exec with Cohn & Wolfe since
         '96.  He will be based in N.Y. (ESPN)....Oakley promoted JON
         KRAUSE to VP/Operations, a newly created position.  Krause
         had been Oakley's Dir of Information Technology (Oakley).
         ....ScheerSports, Inc., named JAMES MARTIN and LARA BETH
         JOHNSON Account Execs.  They will be responsible for selling
         ECHL Greenville Grrrowl season tickets (ScheerSports). 

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              The Toronto GLOBE & MAIL listed its fifth-annual "25
         Most Powerful and Influential People in Canadian Sports." 
         In Toronto, James Christie wrote that players are "no longer
         mere gears in a big machine run by the owners.  More and
         more, they are becoming partners" (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/2):
    1)     Bob Goodenow           Exec Dir, NHLPA
    2)     Suzanne Steeves        Senior VP, CTV Sports & Baton/CTV
    3)     Larry Walker           OF, Rockies
    4)     John McCaw             Chair, Orca Bay Sports  
    5)     Gary Bettman           NHL Commissioner
    6)     Claude Brochu          President, Expos
    7)     Allan Slaight          Owner, Raptors
    8)     Don Baizley            Agent
    9)     Allan Rock             Canada's Health Minister
    10)    Bobby Clarke           GM, Canadian Olympic Hockey
    11)    Alan Clark             President, CBC Sports
    12)    Shannon Miller         Coach, Can. Women's Olympic Hockey
    13)    Ken Dryden             President, Maple Leafs
    14)    Carol Anne Letheren    CEO, Canadian Olympic Assoc.
    15)    Bob Nicholson          Senior VP, Hockey Canada
    16)    Lorie Kane             Professional Golfer
    17)    Harley Hotchkiss       Part Owner, Flames/NHL Board 
    18)    John Tory              CFL Chair 
    19)    Gordon Craig           Founder, TSN; CEO, NetStar
    20)    Bob Sauve              Agent
    21)    Greg Rusedski          Tennis Pro
    22)    Larry Tanenbaum        Minority Partner, Maple Leafs
    23)    Jacques Villeneuve     Auto Racer
    24)    Tiger Woods            Professional Golfer
    25)    Louis Daignault        Journalist

    Print | Tags: Calgary Flames, CBC, CFL, Colorado Rockies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

              ABC's "Bad As I Wanna Be: The DENNIS RODMAN Story" has
         been given a February 1 airdate (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 12/31).
         ...Chiefs RB MARCUS ALLEN "has agreed to buy most" of Kansas
         City's Broadway Ford from Owner JERRY GREEN.  The dealership
         will be renamed "Marcus Allen's Broadway Ford" (K.C. STAR,
         1/3)....Akron Beacon Journal columnist TERRY PLUTO has
         written "When All The World Was Browns Town," published by
         Simon & Schuster (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 12/22)....HOWIE LONG
         was a guest on CBS' "Late Show" with DAVID LETTERMAN last
         night.  Long, after Letterman suggested that all players
         should play both ways: "You obviously have never rushed Dan
         Marino down in Miami when it's 98 degrees."  Letterman:
         "Don't be so quick to assume that! I may have!"  Long:
         "Dave, you're a very talented man, obviously, but I just
         don't see you bringing the heat on third down" ("Late Show,"
         1/5)....The Sporting News' Senior VP/Editor JOHN RAWLINGS
         and ROBERT WUHL of "Arli$$" were guests on "Bloomberg
         Morning News" to discuss TSN's "100 Most Powerful" list. 
         Rawlings, on how TSN compiles the list: "We're looking for
         people who get things done in the sports world.  We do a lot
         of reporting, we talk to people who were on the list before,
         who want to be on the list.  And the question is, 'Tell me
         who gets things done'" ("Bloomberg Morning News," PBS, 1/5).

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