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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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05/07/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS: WTA TOUR APPOINTS COO

The Corel WTA Tour appointed ELIZABETH GARGER to the newly-created position of COO, effective May 21. Garger had been President of Special Events Marketing (SEM) since October of ''95. Before that, sh

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05/07/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In DC, Michael Wilbon writes that SPIKE LEE''s "He Got Game" tells the "truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" when it comes to college basketball recruiting. Wilbon: "Every scene, every li

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05/06/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Reebok Chair PAUL FIREMAN and Bass Pro Shops President JOHN MORRIS have been elected to the National Sporting Goods Association Sporting Goods Hall Of Fame. They will be inducted at the NSGA Annual Me

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05/06/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BILL ACKERLEY, 37, co-President and COO of the Ackerley Group sports and communications group, which includes the Sonics and indoor soccer SeaDogs, announced his retirement, effective Monday. Ackerley

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05/05/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ANNA KOURNIKOVA and ALEX RODRIGUEZ are among PEOPLE magazine''s "50 Most Beautiful People In The World 1998" (PEOPLE, 5/11 issue)....GQ is planning a cover story on Yankees SS DEREK JETER (N.Y. POST,

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05/05/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Valvoline Co. named BARRY BRONSON as Dir of Sports Marketing. Bronson, a 10-year Valvoline veteran, most recently managed Valvoline''s Web site (Valvoline)....AL President GENE BUDIG named Hall of

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05/04/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DEVIN SMITH was named Dir of Media Relations for the NHLPA. Smith was the Canucks'' Dir of Media Relations the past four seasons (VANCOUVER SUN, 5/3)....JACK STEPHENS announced his retirement on Frida

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05/04/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SPIKE LEE''s "He Got Game" was the No. 1 film over the weekend, earning an estimated $8.1M (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/4). ...DUTCHESS OF YORK SARAH FERGUSON attended her first MLB game on Saturday, catching

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05/01/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Bucs GM RICH MCKAY signed a five-year contract extension through 2002. Team execs "hinted" that McKay''s salary is "slightly more than" $1M a year (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/1)....RICHARD BATTISTA has been nam

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05/01/98
SPIKE LEE AND RAY ALLEN SHOW THEY BOTH GOT GAME IN FILM

"He Got Game," a SPIKE LEE film starring DENZEL WASHINGTON and Bucks G RAY ALLEN, opens nationwide in theaters today. The Touchstone Pictures presentation tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth (Allen

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