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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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06/04/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Paramount Pictures and producer SCOTT RUDIN have acquired WILLIAM WOLFF''s spec script, "Total Sport," which is a "thriller" taking place in the "back rooms of an ESPN- like sports network and covers

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06/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

SANDY GALLIN was named Chair & CEO of Mirage Entertainment & Sports Inc., the entertainment arm of STEVE WYNN''s Mirage Resorts. Gallin has stepped down as Chair of Gallin Morey Associates and will be

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06/03/98
FILA TURNS TO FORMER ADIDAS EXEC AS NEW U.S. PRESIDENT & CEO

JON EPSTEIN, who has spent the past 20 years at adidas, was named Fila U.S.A.''s President & CEO. Epstein will be responsible for sales and marketing of Fila''s footwear, apparel and hard goods divisi

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06/03/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

FL-based ALW Sports Management, who has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Lightning, named STEVE NOBLE CFO. Noble will oversee all financial operations for the Lightning and the Ice Palace. Nob

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06/03/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ROLLING STONE features its "Champions ''98: Sports Hall of Fame" in its current issue. Among those highlighted in the pictorial: RONALDO, MEMBERS OF THE U.S. WOMEN''S HOCKEY TEAM, JEFF GORDON, KOBE BR

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06/02/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Angels VP/Sales & Marketing KEN WACHTER will leave his job and become Exec VP of Promotion Management Inc., a WI- based marketing company (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 6/1). ...NFLP promoted STEVE PHELPS f

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06/02/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

REAL QUIET jockey KENT DESORMEAUX was a guest on the "Tonight Show" last night. Desormeaux said that when he was young he wanted to be a basketball star, not a jockey: "Everybody else idolizes MICHAEL

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06/01/98
NHL ENTERPRISES PRESIDENT DUDLEY LEAVING TO JOIN MENTMORE

NHL Enterprises President RICK DUDLEY "is leaving for a top job at Mentmore, the real estate development and holding company that is involved in a rink development deal with the NHL," according to Ter

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06/01/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

14-year-old RAY SMITH, who suffers from a heart condition, was the dugout guest of Yankees Manager JOE TORRE for Sunday''s game against the Red Sox. Torre met Ray through the STARLIGHT FOUNDATION (Mul

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06/01/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ABC News CEO ROONE ARLEDGE announced Friday that after 21 years "he would turn over leadership" to the division''s President, DAVID WESTIN, starting on Monday. Arledge, on his legacy: "ABC Sports hard

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