NAMES IN THE NEWS
The Sharks promoted DEAN LOMBARDI and CHUCK GRILLO to new
positions. Lombardi is now Exec VP/Dir of Hockey Ops, and Grillo
will be Exec VP/Dir of Player Personnel (Sharks). ....MONICA
SELES has turned down an invitation from BILLIE JEAN KING to
compete in the first round of the Fed Cup in April. King spoke
to Seles who told her that "she doesn't know if she will ever
play tennis again" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/24)....Acting MLB
Commissioner BUD SELIG said he opposes lifting PETE ROSE's ban
from baseball: "BART GIAMATTI was one of the best friends I've
ever had in the world, and I have great faith in his decision.
His decision still stands, and as far as I'm concerned his
decision should stand" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 3/24).