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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              Action Performance named EDWARD BAUMAN to its Board of
         Directors.  Bauman is the former Chair & of Blue Bell Inc.
         (Action Performance)....CBS named TONY TARANTO as its Dir of
         NFL Sales, a new position.  Taranto will report to CBS
         VP/Sports Sales SCOTT MCGRAW (MEDIAWEEK, 3/30 issue).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              Among DAVID LETTERMAN's "Top Ten Signs You Won't Be
         College Basketball Player Of The Year": 10) You've made more
         turnovers than Betty Crocker; 9) You keep asking the coach
         what inning it is;  6) The referee calls you for "just plain
         sucking;" 5) Though the coach discourages it, you show up
         every game dressed as an astronaut; 4) Your strategy: Take a
         shot, do a shot; 3) After every game, you receive a "Thank
         You" note from the other team; 1) Frequently called for
         hand-checking yourself ("Late Show," CBS, 3/30).....PAUL
         ALLEN donated $800,000 to the Clark County, OR, YMCA (YMCA).
         ...CAMMI GRANATO will be a presenter at Nickelodeon's 11th
         annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday at 8:00pm ET (HOLLYWOOD
         REPORTER, 3/31)...The WASHINGTON POST's Kevin Merida
         continues his season-long profile of Raptors rookie TRACY
         MCGRADY, today focusing on McGrady's earned income.  Money
         from his endorsement deal with adidas "is funneled" through
         his CA-based agent ARN TELLEM, who then sends it to GA-based
         CSI Capital Management.  CSI puts McGrady's money in an
         investment account at Charles Schwab & Co.  That's where
         McGrady's paychecks from the Raptors are deposited as well. 
         A separate firm pays his bills (WASHINGTON POST, 3/31).
         ....Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER, as quoted on CBS on
         Sunday: "There is no owner in sports -- be it football,
         baseball, basketball, or hockey -- that is going to sit and
         tell me he's not in it for the ego" (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/31).
    
    

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  • YOU CAN DO IT! SPORTS MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS GAINING NOTICE

              Demand for sports motivational speakers has risen 25%
         in the last year, according to CNBC's Garrett Glaser.
         Glaser: "Many companies are willing to pay almost any price
         to hear the words of a sports legend."  Glaser called former
         Bears LB MIKE SINGLETARY a "rising star in the world of
         motivational speaking."  Glaser: "Singletary charges around
         $15,000 per speech, and that doesn't include things like
         airplane tickets and hotel rooms if he has to travel."  Top
         speakers include GEORGE FOREMAN, who gets "close to" $75,000
         a speech, while Celtics coach RICK PITINO gets $50,000 for a
         two-hour talk, and Heat coach PAT RILEY gets "upwards of"
         $45,000 a speech ("Business Center," CNBC, 3/30). 
    
    

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