SBD/4/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              SANDY GALLIN was named Chair & CEO of Mirage
         Entertainment & Sports Inc., the entertainment arm of STEVE
         WYNN's Mirage Resorts.  Gallin has stepped down as Chair of
         Gallin Morey Associates and will be "charged with creating
         and discovering new entertainment and sports attractions for
         the Mirage chain" (DAILY VARIETY, 6/4)....Fox named MITCHELL
         STERN Chair & CEO of Fox TV Station.  He was President & COO
         of Fox TV since '93 (N.Y. POST, 6/4)....The Eagles named
         JASON GONELLA Dir of Sales, Penthouse Suites.  He was Dir of
         Business Development at the Nets.  The Eagles also named
         ANTHONY MONACO Sales Supervisor, Penthouse Suites.  He was a
         Sales Manager at Pro Player Stadium (Eagles).  In other
         news, the Eagles named MIKE MCCARTNEY as their new Pro
         Personnel Coordinator.  McCartney, the son of former Univ.
         of CO football coach BILL MCCARTNEY, was a scout for the
         Bears (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 6/3)....Callaway Golf has
         retained LEONARD DECOF from RI-based Decof and Grimm as a
         Special Counsel.  Decof specializes in civil litigation,
         including sports litigation (Callaway).
    
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              Paramount Pictures and producer SCOTT RUDIN have
         acquired WILLIAM WOLFF's spec script, "Total Sport," which
         is a "thriller" taking place in the "back rooms of an ESPN-
         like sports network and covers such" issues as point shaving
         and gambling.  It marks the first sale for Wolff, who "is a
         veteran producer" of ESPN (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 6/4)...
         ...MAYNARD TRUDEAU, the 74-year old FL resident who will
         take part in AT&T's $2M shootout: "If I can hit the rim at
         least, I won't feel so bad" (Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL,
         6/4)....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL "kicked off his campaign" for the
         Boys & Girls Clubs of America by donating $1M in an effort
         to put computer technology in 100 clubs across the U.S. over
         the next 15 years (USA TODAY, 6/4)....Ravens Owner ART
         MODELL has sold his "palatial, Tudor-style manor" in Waite
         Hill, OH, for $1.4M, which was $1.2M "less" than the
         "original asking price" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 6/3). 
         
    

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