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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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02/25/98
ESPN ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN SALES AND MARKETING DEPARTMENTS

ESPN announced that PAUL SLAGLE has been promoted to VP/Integrated Sales & Marketing. Slagle had been Dir of Integrated Sales & Marketing, a position to which RANDY GERSTENBLATT has now been named. Ge

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02/24/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

STEVE SKINNER has joined IL-based Kemper Sports Management as VP/Corporate Development & Corporate Affairs (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/24)....ADAM BARRETT was promoted from VP/Finance to Exec VP of the Lipton

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02/24/98
FORMER PATRIOTS OWNER BILLY SULLIVAN DIES AT 82

Patriots Founder BILLY SULLIVAN died yesterday in FL, of cancer at the age of 82. Sullivan was Sports Publicity Dir at his alma mater, BC, in the ''30s; PR Dir of the NL Boston Braves; and leading fou

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02/24/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A "Page Six" report in the N.Y. POST says that MIKE TYSON "plans to sue" DON KING for "some of" the $112M he has earned in the six fights since his ''95 prison release. Tyson will hold a press confere

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02/23/98
FROM THE HOME OFFICE: ABRUTYN TO NHL; FINKEL, FELRICE UP'D

DAVID ABRUTYN, Associate Publisher and Dir Marketing of THE DAILY since ''94, has been named Manager of Corporate Marketing at the NHL. In a reorganization of THE DAILY''s marketing department, SHELLY

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02/23/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NANCY IRSAY, widow of former Colts Owner ROBERT IRSAY, announced Friday that she will seek the GOP nomination for State Representative in a May primary (STAR-NEWS, 2/21). ....SHELLY FINKEL, longtime m

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02/20/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Gatorade Worldwide Sports Marketing Senior VP BILL SCHMIDT was a guest speaker yesterday at the Univ. of OR''s James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center (THE DAILY)...The NHL Rangers'' PAT LAFONTAINE, A

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02/20/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

WI-based Sports Marketing & Management Group (SM2G) named SONNY BANDO to head up SM2G''s MLB division, including the recruitment of former/current MLBers for the company. Bando is the son of Brewers G

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02/19/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ON THE SHELVES: SI''s "Scorecard" reviews DAVE ROSENBAUM''s "If They Don''t Win It''s a Shame: The Year the Marlins Bought the World Series." The book "is overrun with contemptible characters, from co

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02/19/98
SPORTS INDUSTRY HAILS THE LATE HARRY CARAY

HARRY CARAY, who spent 53 years as a MLB broadcaster, the last 16 with the Cubs, died Wednesday in a CA hospital after being removed from life support. Caray suffered a heart attack on Saturday. Caray

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