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02/19/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The ATP Tour announced the following moves: BENITO PEREZ-BARBADILLO was promoted to Dir of PR; ANN CHRISTIN WALDMANN was named Editor of www.atptour.com; DAVID LAW was named Communications Manager in

Tags: ATP, Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, WNBA

02/18/98
SPORTS MARKETING NEWS & NOTES: CRAIGHILL'S NEW ADVANTAGE

FRANK CRAIGHILL, co-Founder and co-Chair of Advantage Int''l, has been appointed President of Octagon, the sports and entertainment arm of Interpublic, which acquired Advantage last May. As a result o

Tags: Interpublic Group of Cos., McDonalds, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHRA, Octagon, People and Pop Culture

02/18/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

In N.Y. Phil Mushnick reports that the contract of BOB PAGE, MSG Network''s lead studio anchor since ''88, will not be renewed and Page will be leaving the net in early April (N.Y. POST, 2/18)....KEVI

Tags: Anaheim Sports, Madison Square Garden, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

02/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

BILLY CRYSTAL said GHEORGHE MURESAN gives a "tremendous performance" in the upcoming movie, "MY GIANT." EW''s "Upside" to SPIKE LEE''s new film, "HE GOT GAME," is that it''s the first movie "written s

Tags: Indiana Fever, People and Pop Culture

02/17/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ROBERT HUNTER is resigning as Community Relations Dir of the SLOC, citing budget problems as "part of the reason." SLOC VP SHELLEY THOMAS will take over part of Hunter''s duties, and a Youth Programs

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Jacksonville Jaguars, MBNA America Bank, NBC, New York Yankees, SLOC, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

02/17/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The BOSTON GLOBE lists John Hancock Mutual Life President DAVID D''ALLESANDRO among the "Inner Circle" of advisors for MA Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and acting Attorney General SCOTT HARSHBARG

Tags: John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, NBA, NBC, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

02/17/98
FLOODING THE MARKET: FORMER NFLP PRESIDENT STARTS FIRM

Former NFLP President JOHN FLOOD has "quietly established a sports marketing practice that already has an impressive client list," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. Among those represented are C

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, NFL, People and Pop Culture

02/13/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

JERRY SEINFELD and LINDA FIORENTINO are among those interviewed on the special "NBA Hollywood," airing Sunday on NBC (NBAE)....KEITH HERNANDEZ was contacted by "Seinfeld," and asked to keep the first

Tags: NBA, NBC, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

02/13/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The NHL Blue Jackets named DOUG MACLEAN as GM (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 2/12)....ERIC MICHAEL resigned as Communications Manager with Fox Sports Ohio and is now with Frontier Communications (THE DAILY). ...

Tags: ATP, Columbus Blue Jackets, LPGA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, People and Pop Culture

02/13/98
HORNETS' SHINN FILES SLANDER, EXTORTION SUIT AGAINST ACCUSER

Hornets Owner GEORGE SHINN "struck back Thursday, suing the woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct and claiming he''s the victim of slander and a $5 million extortion plot," according to Wrigh

Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, People and Pop Culture

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