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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              Fox Sports Bay Area VP/Programming LARRY MEYERS moves
         to Fox Sports West, where he will be the Network
         Coordinating Producer (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/15)....DAVE
         NEUBECKER was named Exec Dir of Marketing for Fox Sports
         Interactive.  Neubecker was Dir of Promotions at EA Sports
         and worked in brand marketing at Disney's Buena vista Home
         Video (AD AGE, 5/15)....RAMIE EGAN has joined the staff at
         P.S. StarGames.  Egan, who formerly worked at Woolf
         Associates, will concentrate primarily on sponsorship sales
         as well as athlete endorsements (P.S. StarGames).
         ..JumboSports has moved its team sales division to a new
         unnamed and wholly-owned subsidiary led by former Senior
         VP/CMO CLIFF EPSTEIN.  Former Herman's Sports exec JERRY
         MATTHEWS was named Senior VP/General Merchandising Manager
         for Apparel, Golf and Tennis.  VP/General Merchandising
         Manager RON HENNEKE will oversee other equipment products
         (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/14)....MIKE KOPP was named GM of the ABL's
         Nashville franchise.  Kopp was a former coordinator of
         corporate sales for the new NFL Oilers stadium (ABL).
         ...MERLE MARTING was named Marketing Dir at Nike Golf....MI-
         based sports, entertainment & facility management firm
         Olympia Entertainment promoted BILL LEE from Dir of
         Marketing to Senior Dir of Marketing (BRANDWEEK, 5/11).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              Packers QB BRETT FAVRE has retained WI-based attorney 
         GERALD BOYLE to "weigh possible litigation" against MN-based
         radio station KQRS, which pulled a "radio prank" on him last
         December (ST. PAUL PIONEER PLANET, 5/15)....In Chicago, Fred
         Mitchell reports that "plans are in the works for a book and
         a movie" about the life of HARRY CARAY (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
         5/15)....THE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME holds its annual Awards
         Day tomorrow in Springfield, MA (Hall of Fame)....Red Sox 3B
         TIM NAEHRING pitched a plan to Acting MA Gov. PAUL CELLUCCI
         to build a miniature Fenway Park on state land in Quincy,
         MA.  The nonprofit, 2,500-seat ballpark would be used by
         Little Leaguers and softball teams.  Naehring's personal
         charitable foundation is seeking about $2M in corporate
         donations to finance construction of the replica (BOSTON
         GLOBE, 5/15)....FRANK COSTANZA, to GEORGE STEINBRENNER, as
         the Yankees Owner gave his testimony against the "New York
         Four" in last night's "Seinfeld" finale: "How could you give
         12 million dollars to HIDEKI IRABU?!" (NBC, 5/14)....TARA
         LIPINSKI was on "Late Show" last night.  DAVID LETTERMAN, on
         Lipinski turning pro: "[Y]ou're making huge money.  Big
         dough, am I right?"  Lipinski: "I guess.  You know when
         you're skating you don't think about the money, you just go
         out, and the first place you went out there was to have
         fun."  Letterman: "I want to tell you something.  When I'm
         skating, all I think about is money" ("Late Show," 5/14).
    
    

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