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4.5 – Local rating on SportSouth for the Thunder-Hawks game last Friday, marking a tie for the RSN’s best figure on record in the Atlanta market for a Hawks regular-season game. The game tied a Celtics-Hawks game from January '10 ( Fox Sports ).
U.S. Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT threw out the first pitch at Opening Day at Camden Yards before the Royals- Orioles game. Albright, who bounced her throw short of catcher Chris Hoiles: "I t
PETER BARTON has resigned as President & CEO of Liberty Media Corp. to form a new entertainment programming company. ROBERT BENNETTE, Exec VP and CFO of Liberty, will succeed Barton (L.A. TIMES, 4/3).
DAVID SAFRAN was named VP/Ad Sales for Classic Sports Network (CSN)....ESPN promoted SANDRA JOSTES from Senior Account Exec to Dir/Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Central Region (ESPN)....Jerry Kravat En
The Eagles'' CHARLIE GARNER has filed a libel suit against the Philadelphia Daily News over a July 18, 1995, report that said he had tested positive for marijuana, violating the NFL''s substance-abuse
JOHN DALY checked himself into the Betty Ford Center over the weekend for alcohol rehabilitation. Daly, in the Memphis Commercial Appeal: "If I don''t feel like I can keep from drinking, I''m through.
SANDY HOLLOWAY, a former prime ministerial adviser, was named CEO of the organizing committee for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Syndey (N.Y. TIMES, 3/28)....RICH SHEUBROOKS has resigned as Exec Dir of t
DENNIS RODMAN appeared on "Larry King Live" on Friday night. On his decision to get into movies: "I like to perform, I like to be an entertainer, and I just don''t want to be known as a basketball pla
Jantzen Inc. President LARRY MILLER is joining Nike Inc. as VP & GM of U.S. Apparel. He had been with the NE- Portland swimwear company for more than four years (Portland OREGONIAN, 3/27)....DON GORSK
Prosecutors in Mannheim, Germany, dropped their investigation into STEFFI GRAF''s taxes in return for Graf paying a fine and making a charitable contribution (MIAMI HERALD, 3/27)....IMG''s HUGHES NORT
JIM BUNNING (R-KY) announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 3/25)....SI''s RICK REILLY walks with O.J. SIMPSON on the golf course for a feature in the current SI. Speaking on