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              The Twins named JOE MCILVAINE as Special Assistant to
         the GM (Twins)....The WNBA Sting named PETE MOORE Dir of
         Business Operations.  He was GM of the AAA Charlotte Knights
         (Sting)....CBS Sports promoted JULIE WOLF to VP/Business
         Affairs.  Wolf joined CBS Sports last April and was
         responsible for handling talent negotiations and licensing
         and rights agreements for the division (CBS Sports).

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              JON JENNINGS, former Celtics Player Personnel Dir, who
         now works in the White House, on PRESIDENT CLINTON's
         basketball skills.  Jennings said Clinton "knows the game
         but has no game."  As for VP AL GORE, Jennings said, "now he
         has game" (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/8)....Federal investigators in LA
         "do not intend" to indict 49ers co-Owner EDWARD DEBARTOLO
         JR. on "gambling corruption charges until the end of this
         month or even later" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/8)...."ET" previewed
         the upcoming film "My Giant," staring BILLY CRYSTAL and
         GHEORGHE MURESAN.  The film will be in theatres this spring
         ("ET," 1/7)....MICHAEL ANDRETTI married the former LESLIE
         WOOD on December 24 in Nazareth, PA (Newman Haas)....MAGIC
         JOHNSON "is close" to signing with the William Morris Agency
         (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/8)....PAT RILEY and the Heat are
         profiled in GQ by Peter Richmond.  Riley discusses his
         departure from the Knicks: "I did not, contrary to what [MSG
         President DAVE] CHECKETTS said, turn my back on the New York
         Knicks fans.  I turned my back on him.  Period.  One
         person."   Checketts responds: "Given a chance to come
         clean, why doesn't he just stand up and take a stance?" (GQ,
         1/98 issue)....TIGER WOODS looks to defend his title at the
         Mercedes Championships in La Costa, CA, starting today.  In
         L.A., Thomas Bonk reports that last month IMG invited 12
         print reporters to spend a day with Woods at the Bay Hill
         Club near Orlando, FL, "at their own expense, to get to know
         Woods a little better.  No one turned down the offer" (L.A.
         TIMES, 1/8)...."Saturday Night Live's" NORM MACDONALD will
         host the '98 ESPY Awards on February 9 (ESPN).  In N.Y.,
         Richard Johnson writes in his "Page Six" gossip column that
         MacDonald "has been booted" from the "Weekend Update"
         segment on "SNL," and that "one of the last straws for NBC
         brass may have been" his decision to host the ESPYs.  He
         will remain as an "SNL" cast member (N.Y. POST, 1/8). 

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