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Coca-Cola in a statement today announced that North America President of Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing WENDY CLARK "will return to that role on April 6 after a three-month leave ." Clark and Coke "never confirmed the nature of Ms. Clark's outside project," but it was "widely reported...

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LEAGUE NOTES

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NHL BOARD MEETING: AGENDA ACCOMPLISHED -- LET'S HAVE LUNCH

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START SPREADING THE NEWS: NBA ALL- STAR GAME TO HIT BIG APPLE

The NBA and the Knicks have called a news conference today at New York''s City Hall to announce that MSG will play host to the ''98 NBA All-Star Game, according to Steve Popper of the N.Y. POST. New Y

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