SBD/Issue 88/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

Former Marquette Univ. men's basketball coach/CBS analyst AL MCGUIRE died today after a long illness. He was 72 (JOURNAL SENTINEL, 1/26)....The NV STATE GAMING COMMISSION "lifted a long-standing ban" on gambling on college sports teams yesterday while it "tightened other regulations on casino sports book bets." NCAA Gambling Activities Dir BILL SAUM: "They've expanded college sports wagering. They actually went the opposite direction we were hoping for" (AP, 1/25)....In Phoenix, Jim Thomas writes that during the PHOENIX OPEN, a 15-year-old boy "tossed an orange onto the ninth green" — TIGER WOODS' final hole — "just as [Woods] was about to putt." The boy "was handcuffed by Scottsdale police officers and for a time sat in a golf cart behind the ninth green" (AZ REPUBLIC, 1/26)....GOLF's Mike Purkey profiles GREG NORMAN's business activities and writes, "Norman makes money in a variety of companies involved in fields from course design and high-end real estate to clothing, yachts, and fine wines. He is an entrepreneur" (GOLF, 2/1 issue)....In Chicago, Teddy Greenstein wrote that Cubs OF SAMMY SOSA will not attend the CUBS CONVENTION, an annual fan fest, next weekend. Sosa's agent, ADAM KATZ, said the decision is "not connected" with his contract and that Sosa "was simply too busy." Katz: "The idea of losing five days to this, it was too onerous. He just decided that it didn't make sense." Sosa "has not attended" the convention since '98 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/25).

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