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     PRIMO NEBIOLO has been reelected for another four-year term
as the head of the Intn'l University Sports Federation (KYODO
Friends Supercruise and paid Barkley $50,000 to attend,
reportedly is asking for the money back.  Barkley didn't show
citing a problem with insurance (USA TODAY, 8/21)....The
serenading of DEION SANDERS will continue as 49ers President
CARMEN POLICY has confirmed that he and Sanders' agent EUGENE
PARKER will meet August 30 (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/20)....The
Orioles are installing 260 auxiliary seats along the left field
line for the September 6 game against the Angels, when CAL RIPKEN
is set to break LOU GEHRIG's streak.  The money from those seats
would go towards John Hopkins' fight against Lou Gerhig's Disease
(ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/20)....The USTA has begun the selection
process for a replacement for its CEO/Exec Dir MARSHALL HAPPER.
The successor will reportedly come from within the organization
(N.Y. TIMES, 8/20)....JESSE JACKSON was at the Panthers/49ers
game as a guest of Panthers Owner JERRY RICHARDSON.  Jackson
requested, and was granted, an opportunity to visit JERRY RICE in
the 49ers locker room (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/20).....SHAQUILLE
O'NEAL is reportedly lifting weights for the first time and doing
aeroboic, martial arts and boxing to prepare for next season
(ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/20)....BOB COSTAS is written up as possible
MLB Commissioner by Bernie Miklasz of the ST. LOUIS POST-
DISPATCH.  Miklasz:  "Fans would know the game is safe in his
care.  He would restore the lost credibility" (ST. LOUIS POST-
DISPATCH, 8/20).