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FROM RUSSIA WITH NOT SO MUCH LOVE: SERGEI & ANNA DUMP IMG

          Red Wings C Sergei Fedorov "fired" his agent, Mike
     Barnett of IMG, six months after he negotiated a contract
     that paid Fedorov $28M last season, according to Michael
     Buteau of BLOOMBERG.  The move came "on the same day" 17-
     year-old Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova "fired her
     agent," Tony Godsick, also of IMG.  While Fedorov and
     Kournikova "have often been seen together socially, both
     have said they are just friends" (BLOOMBERG 8/13).
          ANN-ITA: Under the header "Is Kournikova Too Hot To
     Handle?", TENNIS magazine's Andrea Leand writes that
     Kournikova's handlers "are afraid her 'Lolita' image is
     going to hurt her future endorsement deals."   Leand: "Word
     is that two potential sponsors told Kournikova she's too
     much of a sexpot for them to handle.  The fear is that
     Kournikova's current image is too risque for companies that
     market to teens and that she's too young to be a spokeswoman
     for adult products" (Andrea Leand, TENNIS, 9/98 issue).

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