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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).

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              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
         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).

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