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          ON THE SHELVES: SI's "Scorecard" reviews DAVE
     ROSENBAUM's "If They Don't Win It's a Shame: The Year the
     Marlins Bought the World Series."  The book "is overrun with
     contemptible characters, from conniving owner WAYNE HUIZENGA
     to crass pitcher KEVIN BROWN.  No one, though, comes across
     as distastefully as manager JIM LEYLAND" (SI, 2/23 issue).
     ...JOHN FEINSTEIN's "A March to Madness" is reviewed by SI's
     Charles Hirshberg.  Feinstein had access to seven of nine
     ACC coaches during the '96-97 season Hirshberg writes,
     "[T]here's a tension in A March to Madness that keeps the
     pages turning -- the tension in each coach's mind" (SI, 2/23
     issue)....In L.A., Earl Gustkey reviews "Shooting from the
     Outside" by women's basketball coach TARA VANDERVEER.  The
     book "offers a unique look at how far the women's game has
     traveled in less than two years since the Atlanta Games"
     (L.A. TIMES, 2/19)....TRIUMPH BOOKS distributes, "ELWAY,"
     nationwide beginning April 28.  The book is a 128-page
     authorized pictorial (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 2/17).
          OTHER NAMES: Actor LUKE PERRY is "close to a deal" to
     star in a new ABC pilot called "The Game."  The one-hour
     drama is from Exec Producers MAGIC JOHNSON, JOHN TINKER
     ("L.A. Law") and BILL D'ELIA ("Chicago Hope"), and is
     described as "'L.A. Law' in a Philadelphia sports agency,
     with Perry playing an agent" (DAILY VARIETY, 2/19). 

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