NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published March 9, 1998
DON KING, interviewed by Showtime's JIM GRAY, on the lawsuit filed against him by MIKE TYSON. King, asked whether he betrayed Tyson's trust: "Absolutely not. I might say this is a totally meritless lawsuit. ... I'm terribly hurt and disappointed that he would allow himself to be used in such a manner to make an assault on me" (Showtime)....Yankees SS DEREK JETER continues to be linked romantically to MARIAH CAREY. When asked about it, Jeter: "Baseball is baseball, man, and I'm here to answer baseball questions" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/7)....In Portland, Paul Buker reported that Raptors F DOUG CHRISTIE, who "demanded a trade, then backed off," has "fired" his agent, BRAD MARSHALL (Portland OREGONIAN, 3/8).