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              The North Face announced the appointment of JAMES
         REILLY as its COO.  Reilly most recently served as COO of
         adidas America. Previous positions include President of
         Taylor Made Golf and GM of Nike France (North Face).

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              Former InterZine Productions Dir of Business
         Development IRA WILLIAMS has been named Dir of Business
         Development for SportsLine USA (THE DAILY)....MLS named J.
         RICHARD LAW VP/Consumer Products.  Law spent the last eight
         years with Spalding Sports (MLS)....The CBA named JAMAAL
         WILKES Dir of Program Development.  Wilkes will direct,
         support and facilitate CBA outreach as assigned by CBA
         Commissioner STEVE PATTERSON (CBA)....Dallas businessman
         FRED MCCLURE has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of
         the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.  For the last two
         years, McClure has served as one of four vice-chairs on the
         Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl's Board of Directors (CBAA).
         ...MARIAN MELCHER HANSON has been named to the newly created
         post of VP/Special Events marketing at ESPN.  Hanson was at
         Int'l Promotion Management (BRANDWEEK, 3/24 issue).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, MLS, Russell Athletic, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

              Academy Awards host BILLY CRYSTAL, greeting Best Actor
         winner and Lakers fan JACK NICHOLSON during the opening of
         the 70th Academy Awards: "I'm a Clippers fan.  We don't get
         to the same games" (ABC, 3/23)....Celtics coach RICK PITINO
         was profiled in the ROBB REPORT by Michael Lindenberger, who
         wrote that Pitino "brings hard work and discipline to a
         league known for millionaire twenty-somethings who often
         resist hard work.  The Pitino factor can be summed up in two
         words: respect and enthusiasm" (ROBB REPORT, 3/98).
         ...Announcer RAY SCOTT, the TV voice of the Packers during
         the Lombardi era, died Monday in Minneapolis following a
         long illness (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 3/24).....DUTCHIE
         CARAY, the widow of HARRY CARAY, will sing "Take Me Out To
         The Ballgame" during the seventh inning of the Cubs home
         opener April 3.  The team says she will be the first in an
         array of "guest conductors" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/24)....The
         Supreme Court, without comment, refused to drop DON KING
         PRODUCTIONS as a co-defendant in the insurance-fraud suit
         against King.  King was "hoping to make himself less
         vulnerable" to the charges.  The case against King will
         begin next week (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/24)....Former Penguins
         President JACK KELLEY is serving as a hockey technical
         advisor on the new Disney film "Mystery, Alaska," which
         chronicles a hockey team in AL.  The film, produced by
         Penguins Owner HOWARD BALDWIN and his Baldwin/ Cohen
         production company in conjunction with TV producer DAVID
         KELLEY, will be released later this year (THE DAILY).

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