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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              TOM HAGOPIAN has joined Cablevision's Product
         Management & Marketing team as VP/Interactive Products in
         the Consumer Product Management Division.  Hagopian
         previously served as President & COO of InterZine
         Productions and was VP/GM of ESPNET (THE DAILY)....Buena
         Vista Internet Group Senior VP/Advertising RICH LEFURGY "is
         leaving to pursue other interests" (AD AGE, 8/13).
         ...PlanetAll, a Web contact management service owned by
         Amazon.com, named KENNETH DOTSON Senior VP/Marketing &
         Development.  Dotson, who served as VP/Marketing & co-
         Creator of CBS SportsLine, was the first person hired by
         SportsLine USA CEO MICHAEL LEVY (PlanetAll).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) told USA TODAY that "the
         fix is in" for MIKE TYSON to receive his boxing license from
         the state of NJ tomorrow.  McCain: "They (New Jersey
         regulators) are going to deliberate and then give him a
         license -- it's obvious" (USA TODAY, 8/13)....SPIKE LEE was
         at Yankee Stadium yesterday shooting scenes for his upcoming
         film on the '70s murderer, Son of Sam (HARTFORD COURANT,
         8/13).  Also, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN attended yesterday's Twins-
         Yankees game, and Yankees OF BERNIE WILLIAMS had his guitar
         autographed by Springsteen.  Springsteen wrote, "If you're
         ever tired of baseball.... Best Wishes, Bruce Springsteen"
         ("Showbiz Today," CNN, 8/12)....Univ. of IN men's basketball
         coach BOBBY KNIGHT is named in a $4M suit by MARK TREADWELL,
         a former recruit, for "breach of contract."  Treadwell, who
         was told in the spring that he would not be admitted for
         "academic reasons," has been diagnosed with clinical
         depression and has been under a doctor's care.  Knight:
         "From our standpoint, there's no problem I could imagine"
         (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/13)....A report in the Cleveland said
         that if the DEBARTOLO FAMILY's deal to sell the Thistledown
         horse racing track to FL-based CALL NOW "falls through,"
         Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER "might just step forward
         and pick up the pieces" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/12). 
    
    

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  • SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW: GREENBERG TAPPED SPORTS VP

              Rainbow Media Holdings named ANDREA GREENBERG Exec VP
         of its Rainbow Sports division, according to Rich Katz of
         DAILY VARIETY.  The move makes Greenberg "one of the
         highest-ranking female executives in sports television."  In
         her new position, Greenberg will head the Fox Sports Net
         RSNs.  Greenberg, who will report directly to Rainbow
         President & CEO JOSH SAPAN, previously served as Senior VP/
         Business & Regulatory Affairs (DAILY VARIETY, 8/13).
    
    

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