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Published January 4, 2001
White Sox Vice Chair EDDIE EINHORN has prostate cancer and has started treatment at N.Y.'s Presbyterian Hospital near his home in NJ. Doctors said the prognosis for a full recovery is "excellent" (AP, 1/4)....Nike President of New Business Ventures TOM CLARKE exercised options on 140,000 class B common shares and plans to sell the stock, which is valued at $7.8M. An SEC filing shows the stock options were "granted more than six months ago." Clarke has "already sold a total of" 207,288 shares between October 16 and December 21, worth $9.6M (REUTERS, 1/3)....Celtics President/coach RICK PITINO said putting his Boston home up for sale for $8.5M has "nothing to do with" his future with the Celtics. Pitino: "[This] was planned a long time ago. ... It's a little too large a home for us." Pitino bought the Commonwealth Avenue townhouse for $5.9M in '99 (BOSTON HERALD, 1/4)....Trail Blazers G STEVE SMITH will announce a $600,000 donation to establish a scholarship fund to send a student from his Detroit high school to his alma mater, MI State. The scholarship brings Smith's total MI State donation to more than $3.1M, "more than any pro athlete has given to the school" (Mult., 1/4)....Univ. of WA football coach RICK NEUHEISEL, on taking his team on a tour of HUGH HEFNER's Playboy Mansion: "We have a lot of architectural majors on our team. It was important that they get a chance to see the sights and sounds of Southern California. It was one of those things you can say you did. Nothing really happened" ("Up Close," ESPN, 1/3)....The BAHA MEN's "WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording (THE DAILY).