The American Golf Sponsors association announced that BARRY PALM has been selected to serve as Exec Dir. The association represents the tournament sponsor organizations of the PGA Tour. Palm had been Assistant Exec Dir of the Arizona Golf Assoc (American Golf Sponsors)....Chargers RB NATRONE MEANS, from "The Tonight Show" last night: "All these guys who are making bold statements probably can't even catch a ball" (NBC, 1/19)....Meanwhile, Lions RB BARRY SANDERS was on "Letterman" last night. Sanders on last week's Chargers-Steelers game: "I thought it was a wonderful game. I didn't see the game to be honest with you" ("The Late Show," CBS, 1/19)....DOUG FLUTIE ended speculation he would return to the NFL by signing a five year contract to remain in Calgary (Mult., 1/20)....HARRY M. STEVENS III, Exec VP of Harry M. Stevens, Inc. died Sunday at the age of 55 (MIAMI HERALD, 1/19).