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          Indiana University must accept a $10,000 fine levied by
     the Big Ten for coach BOBBY KNIGHT's remarks after last
     month's Illinois game, or suspend him from Thursday's NCAA
     tournament game against Oklahoma.  It "appears the
     institution will pay the fine" (STAR-NEWS, 3/11)....SEAN
     "PUFFY" COMBS, who has contacted the NFLPA about
     requirements for becoming a certified agent, "hasn't yet
     submitted an application," but ROLLING STONE reports his
     first client "will likely be" Heisman winner CHARLES
     WOODSON.  NFLPA spokesperson Carl Francis said Combs'
     celebrity status "is not a concern."  Francis: "An agent is
     an agent.  Half of the (team executives) probably don't know
     who Puff Daddy is, except through their kids" (ROLLING
     STONE, 4/2 issue)....USA Networks' BARRY DILLER "clinched a
     deal" yesterday to "acquire the rest of" the Ticketmaster
     Group Inc. with a bid "worth at least" $380M (REUTERS,
     3/11)....Boxing promoter BOB ARUM was profiled by Royce
     Feour of the Las Vegas REVIEW-JOURNAL.  Feour: "Of all his
     major promotions and legendary fighters, Arum is proudest of
     his 15 years of doing weekly ESPN cards" (REVIEW-JOURNAL,
     3/10)....RAY CLARK, Marketing Manager of TX-based The
     Marketing Arm, is the subject of AD AGE's "On a Roll"
     section.  Clark's "Tip": "Use athletes to capture attention,
     but sell the product with your own message" (AD AGE,
     3/9)....The MD Court of Appeals yesterday suspended the law
     license of ROBIN FICKER, "chief heckler at Washington
     Bullets games" when the team played at USAir Arena.  The
     unanimous ruling gives Ficker one month to notify clients
     and stop practicing law (Andrea Siegel, Balt. SUN, 3/11).

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