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              The Padres extended the contract of GM KEVIN TOWERS
         through the '99 season, with a club option for 2000 (S.D.
         UNION-TRIBUNE, 3/9)....GREG BRODSKY was named VP/Marketing
         for MSG Network and Fox Sports NY.  Brodsky comes from
         Warner Bros. Domestic Pay-TV, Cable & Network Features where
         he served as Dir of Advertising, Publicity and Promotions
         (MSG)....GRAEME AGARS was named VP/PR for the ATP Tour. 
         Agars has spent the last 18 years as a reporter (ATP).
         ...Converse named REBECCA BULLARD Dir of Human Resources. 
         Bullard comes from International Jenson, Inc, where she
         served as Human Resources Manager (Converse)....JEFF GERWITZ
         joins the LPGA as General Counsel.  He comes from the WTA
         Tour, where he advised on legal and business affairs (LPGA).
         ...RICK BAEDEKER was named the Acting VP/Marketing for the
         National Thoroughbred Racing Association (BRANDWEEK, 3/9).
         ...Patriots VP/PR & Community Relations DON LOWERY has been
         appointed VP/Player Development & Community Affairs.  Lowery
         will be responsible for the management of the team's current
         player programs and continue to oversee the franchise's
         community relations operations.  Also in Boston, Nick
         Cafardo reports that Patriots RB CURTIS MARTIN has "dumped"
         his agent GUS SUNSERI and hired EUGENE PARKER (BOSTON GLOBE,
         3/10)....The Saints extended the contract of TERRY O'NEIL,
         the team's Salary Cap Consultant, through the '99 season
         (Saints)....MATT O'TOOLE, VP/Sales for TearDrop Golf Co.,
         "added marketing responsibility following the departure" of
         VP/Marketing JOHN KRZYNOWEK (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/10). 

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