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08/05/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MICHAEL BUFFER -- of "Let''s get ready to rumble" fame -- was profiled on NBC''s "Today." Buffer: "The reason I came up with a phrase like ''Let''s get ready to rumble'' -- in motor racing, in the Ind

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08/04/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A documentary by DANIELLE GARDNER called "Soul in the Hole" opens Tuesday. The picture focuses on ED "BOOGER" SMITH, a Brooklyn basketball player, and honors the "generations of basketball legends" wh

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08/04/97
ALLEN IVERSON ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND IN VIRGINIA

ALLEN IVERSON was "arrested on drug and gun possession charges" in New Kent County, VA, early Sunday, according to Will Jones of the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH. Iverson was charged with "possession of ma

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture

08/04/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ATP Dir of Communications and PR in Europe MARCO CASANOVA is leaving to become Corporate Relations Manager for the Union European Football Association. As part of the restructuring in Europe, NICOLA A

Tags: ATP, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

08/04/97
U.S. SWIMMING TABS FORMER SENIOR PGA TOUR EXEC DIR WIELGUS

United States Swimming, "looking for much-needed" sponsorship and TV exposure, named CHUCK WIELGUS Exec Dir, according to Sharon Robb of the Fort Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL. Wielgus, who Exec Dir of the

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08/01/97
TENNIS MOVERS: ATP'S COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF O'KEEFE MOVES ON

ATP Tour Dir of Communications/Americas KEVIN O''KEEFE is leaving his position this week to focus full-time on sports entertainment projects. He will continue his relationship with the Tour and will s

Tags: ATP, People and Pop Culture

08/01/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Former SLOC President TOM WELCH pleaded no contest to a Class B misdemeanor battery charge. He will be placed on probation for 12 months and undergo family counseling (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 8/1)....PAUL

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08/01/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

GREG ANDERSON, former PR Manager at Nike Sports Management, was named Dir of Marketing for the Mavericks (Mavericks)....Beckett Publications named DOUG KALE Senior Editor in the Sports Data Publishing

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07/31/97
FORMER NHL ENTERPRISES EXEC TO HEAD USOC LICENSING DIVISION

The USOC has appointed former NHLE VP/Worldwide Licensing FRED SCALERA as its new Dir of Licensing/ Merchandising. Scalera will manage and develop the USOC''s licensing program and will oversee the de

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07/31/97
C. WEBBER ADDS HUMILITY TO HIS CRIB

Wizards F CHRIS WEBBER Wednesday "unveiled his recording label, Humility Records, by introducing the label''s first group, ''Nocoast,''" according to the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Humility Records already h

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