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A source said that the Browns have "parted ways" with Dir of Player Personnel JON SANDUSKY , as his "contract expired and the Browns elected not to renew it." The source said that Sandusky "was dismayed to be let go almost three weeks after the draft, when most teams' personnel departments are set....

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06/12/98
REVIEWERS SENSE NO MAGIC IN THE AIR ON NEW LATE NIGHT SHOW

MAGIC JOHNSON''s "The Magic Hour," continues to receive mostly mixed reviews. USA TODAY''s Robert Bianco writes that Johnson "lacks the most rudimentary talk-show talents -- such as an ability to ask

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06/12/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

STEFFI GRAFF, from an interview in TENNIS MAGAZINE: "[Wimbledon] is my favorite place in the world and where I want to end my career" (TENNIS MAGAZINE, 6/14 issue). ...CASEY MARTIN has accepted a spon

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06/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Former Big 12 Conference Commissioner STEVE HATCHELL will become Commissioner of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, beginning August 1 (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/11). ...JOHN MCGUINESS was named the new

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, Int'l Speedway Corp., People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

06/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

THE TRAGIC HOUR? In Baltimore, Milton Kent writes that as host of "The Magic Hour," MAGIC JOHNSON "has only shown the ability to fawn over his guests, who have, in turn, fawned over him. It''s almost

Tags: Detroit Lions, ESPN, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/11/98
DENVER NOT DEFINITE LOCATION FOR REGGIE WHITE'S FILM STUDIO

REGGIE WHITE and execs of the planned REGGIE WHITE STUDIOS (RWS) said yesterday that Denver "is being considered for at least a portion" of the new film and TV production company, according to Steve R

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06/11/98
TIGER'S CRY: "I TAKE SHOTS FOR EVERYTHING I DO"

TIGER WOODS appeared live for one-hour on CNN''s "Larry King Live" last night. King asked Woods how he chooses the companies he partners with: "Reputable companies, companies I feel comfortable with.

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

06/11/98
CALLAWAY SAYS, DECOF PLEASE! ATTORNEY TO HELP ADVISE ON USGA

Callaway Golf''s Special Counsel LEONARD DECOF, who was brought on "in anticipation of a major confrontation" with the USGA over the technological advancements of golf clubs, "became involved because

Tags: Callaway Golf, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, USGA

06/10/98
"THE (FOOTBALL) PLAYER"? WHITE PLANS A DENVER FILM STUDIO

Packers DE REGGIE WHITE is set to "unveil his plans" for a $100M film production and distribution studio based in Denver, according to Al Lewis of the DENVER POST. The new venture, called REGGIE WHITE

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06/10/98
VIEWERS BELIEVE IN MAGIC, BUT REVIEWERS STILL ON FENCE

Monday night''s premiere of MAGIC JOHNSON''s "The Magic Hour" earned a 3.0/8 overnight rating, 20% higher than the 2.5/7 that "stations averaged during the May sweeps," according to Jonathan Davies of

Tags: CBS, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

06/10/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

APPOINTMENTS AT THE NTRA: The NTRA announced its new management team and senior staff: GREG AVIOLI, former General Counsel of ISES, was named Senior VP/Business Affairs. RICK BAEDEKER, most recently V

Tags: CBS, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Wild, NTRA, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Washington Redskins, Wilson Sporting Goods

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