NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published May 11, 1998
WAYNE KNIGHT, who plays Newman on "Seinfeld," will throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, the night before NBC's "Seinfeld" finale (N.Y. POST, 5/10). ...Patriots VP/Player Personnel BOBBY GRIER, Northeastern Univ. Center for Study of Sport Founder RICHARD LAPCHICK and Celtics Exec VP/Corporate Development M.L. CARR were honored by the Organization for a New Equality for "their commitment to helping minorities and women excel economically off the playing field" (BOSTON HERALD, 5/10)....Kentucky Derby- winning jockey KENT DESORMEAUX has retained LARRY FELDMAN as his agent. Feldman has been D. WAYNE LUKAS' agent since '96, and will seek endorsements and speaking engagements for Desormeaux (Mult., 5/8)....ALAN EAGLESON was charged with misconduct in jail, after signing a sports calendar for another prisoner, despite being warned earlier not to sign autographs (GLOBE & MAIL, 5/11)....Patriots DE WILLIE MCGINEST has started an entertainment company, 55 Entertainment, that promoted a show last Thursday at the Wonderland Ballroom in Boston (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/10).