U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
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USA Hockey President WALTER BUSH was re-elected to a second term as VP of the Int'l Ice Hockey Federation (USA Hockey)....BOB HURLEY will end his 15-year reign at beach- wear manufacture Billabong USA to establish his own surf- wear business (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 6/3)....USA Swimming named MARY WAGNER Media Relations Coordinator (USA Swimming) ....CARRIE HOFFMAN has joined P.S./StarGames. She will manage the "Nancy Kerrigan World of Figure Skating" site on AOL (P.S./StarGames)....MOLLY MURPHY was named Communications Manager for Team Sports at Wilson Sporting Goods (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/5)....The Hurricanes named JASON KARMANOS as Assistant GM (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 6/4).
Longtime Washington Post sports columnist SHIRLEY POVICH died last night of a heart attack at the age of 92. Povich's final column, titled "Recent Baseball Feats Require Footnotes," appears on the front-page of today's sports section (WASHINGTON POST, 6/5)....Nike's chief designer TINKER HATFIELD was named among TIME's "Most Influential Designers" in its "Artists and Entertainers of the Century" issue (TIME, 6/8)....Lakers F RICK FOX, Mavericks G ROBERT PACK and AVP player DAIN BLANTON are among EBONY's "25 Handsome and Available Hunks" (EBONY, 6/98)....In Milwaukee, food critic Dennis Getto gives BRETT FAVRE'S STEAKHOUSE two stars and writes, "While it's a fine shrine, Brett Favre's isn't all that great a restaurant" (JOURNAL SENTINEL, 6/5).