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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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03/29/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ANDRE AGASSI is the subject of a TENNIS cover story. The piece examines the time Agassi has spent "peeling away the layers of media hype" from himself and his game over the past few years (TENNIS, 5/9

Tags: NBA, NBC, People and Pop Culture, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

03/29/96
TAKE THE TEST: 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL IN FIGURE SKATING

The Board of Editors of INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING selected the ''95-96 "25 Most Influential Names in Figure Skating." The list is in alphabetical order: ABC SPORTS, Choreographer SANDRA BEZIC, Auth

Tags: ABC, CBS, IMG, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/28/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

STEPHON MARBURY, 19, will announce next week that he will enter the NBA draft after only one season at Georgia Tech. Scouts tell the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION Marbury is expected to be a lottery pick (ATLA

Tags: CBS, NBA, PepsiCo, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/28/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

ROGER CARROLL has been promoted to VP/Marketing of Logo Athletic (LOGO)....Baker/Winokur/Ryder Public Relations has hired RANDY PESKIN, former President & CEO at ProMar International, to form a subsid

Tags: Miami Marlins, People and Pop Culture

03/27/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

USA Hockey has named Islanders GM/Coach MIKE MILBURY as GM for the ''96 U.S. National Team. Milbury will oversee the selection of the coaching staff and players (USA Hockey).... Yankees pitcher DWIGHT

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Marlins, New York Islanders, New York Yankees, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, YankeeNets

03/27/96
TOP SPORTS NAMES COMBINE ON REAL ESTATE- RETAIL VENTURE

The "largest real estate merger ever" is underway between Simon Property Group and DeBartolo Realty Corporation, according to "NBR''s" Paul Kangas. The new company, formed by Pacers Owners MELVIN and

Tags: Indiana Pacers, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture

03/26/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Stadium consultant RICK HORROW''s work with the NFL to "help keep teams home" is noted in FORBES. Horrow''s "first big test" is the Seahawks (FORBES, 4/8 issue)....PRESIDENT CLINTON will throw out the

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

03/26/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JIM MAHONEY has been named Chair of Cohn & Wolfe''s entertainment division. He will be based out of L.A. (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 3/25)....BET Holdings has named DEBRA LEE as President & COO of both the h

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

03/25/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRUCE LITTMAN was named VP/Affiliate Relations of MSG Network (MSG)....Little League Baseball, Inc. named LANCE VAN AUKEN Dir of Publications and Media Relations (USA Baseball News, 3/96)....Wilson Go

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, People and Pop Culture, Wilson Sporting Goods

03/25/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

A sidebar to a N.Y. DAILY NEWS feature on agent DAVID FALK focused on Falk''s possible move into entertainment. Falk, whose FAME recently signed a licensing deal with Time Warner: "I''m not just going

Tags: ESPN, Acushnet, New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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