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     In an NBC interview, MAGIC JOHNSON announced his desire to
play in the '96 Olympics and said he feels good enough to play in
NBA.  Johnson:  "When Michael [Jordan] announced he was coming
back he's made my life miserable, in a sense, because now
everybody has asked me, 'When are you coming back?'" (NBC,
4/22)....Former CBS broadcaster IRV CROSS has sold his 2%
interest in the CFL Baltimore Football Club, but Cross said he
will remain active with U.S. CFL expansion (Baltimore SUN, 4/23).
....The stock of Compuware, the parent company of the Whalers
"took a hit," dropping nearly 40% during a recent five-day
period.  Whalers Owner/ Compuware President PETER KARMANOS:
"It's the difference of whether I'm worth $100 millon or $200
millon at a given point.  It's all relative" (Roy Cummings, TAMPA
TRIBUNE, 4/23)....JOE MONTANA was at the National Cutting Horse
Association (NCHA) Super Stakes.  Montana said he has "been
playing with the idea" of owning a cutting horse (FORT WORTH
STAR-TELEGRAM, 4/23).  Montana will hold a news conference
tomorrow in Minneapolis to announce his new future sports
ventures (IMG)....HOWIE LONG will be in the action adventure film
GLOBE, 4/21).... JUNIOR SEAU will be named Football Man of the
Year at the 10th annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular in June
(Cedars Sinai)....CBS will not air a segment on TONYA HARDING
during "Where Are They Now," a May 4 CBS special.  The network
pulled the piece after allegations by Harding that her mother,
LAVONA GOLDEN, was paid to wear a wire during the skater's
training last year.  Harding: "My mother doesn't do anything
without being paid."  CBS denied any payment (WASHINGTON POST,