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Memphis & Shelby County, AL, Sports Authority Chair AVRON FOGELMAN is resigning from his position (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 1/12)....Huffy Sports promoted PATRICK EHREN to VP/Marketing & Product Development (Huffy)....HATEM MCDADI was named Tennis Canada's Dir of Player Development, replacing WENDY PATTENDEN, who is leaving to become President of the National Sport Centre in Vancouver (Tennis Canada)....The MLS Clash named LYNNE METERPAREL as Business Manager & Owner Rep. The Clash also named RENATO CAPOBIANCO as Dir of Soccer (MLS)....CLARIFICATION: STEVEN SKINNER was elected Senior VP of Kemper Sports Management. Skinner, who joined Kemper Sports in '98, will oversee the business development, marketing and PR departments (Kemper Sports).
An anonymous telephone bidder paid $3.005M last night at Guernsey's auction house for MARK MCGWIRE's 70th HR ball. The ball was retrieved by 26-year-old PHILIP OZERSKY, who said, "It's amazing, I guess, but it's not surprising, not in a day and age when ballplayers get $105 million contracts. Anything's possible now. ... I'm glad I did this. I was just a research scientist; now I'm a media star" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/13)....The OTTAWA SUN profiles WARREN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT, and co-Owner KURT MILLER said he expects the company to take in more than C$13M this year, half of which will come from the company's latest film, "Freeriders" (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 1/13)....T-Wolves Owner GLEN TAYLOR underwent triple bypass heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday. There are no details of Taylor's current condition (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/13)....BILL BRADLEY "officially declared his candidacy for president and set up headquarters in West Orange [NJ]" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/13). ...Former Dodgers Exec VP FRED CLAIRE will teach a class titled "Sports, Business and the Media in Today's Society" at the Univ. of Southern CA's Annenberg School for Communications beginning today (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 1/12).