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Volume 24 No. 157
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     GARY STEVENSON has resigned as COO at The Golf Channel.  TGC
CEO JOE GIBBS has taken over his responsibilities (GOULD MEDIA
SERVICES)...Raptors CEO JOHN BITOVE said the team is looking for
a COO, as well as a VP/Sales (Toronto SUN, 9/20)....BILLY HICKS
was named GM of Dallas' MLS team scheduled to begin play in March
at the Cotton Bowl.  He was founder and former GM of the WLAF's
London Monarchs (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/20)....Giants GM
GEORGE YOUNG appears likely to sign a new contract by the end of
the season (NEWSDAY, 9/19)....AD AGE's "On a Roll" features JIM
MILLMAN, Chair of MillSport in Stamford, CT.  Millman's
prediction: "Real-time, live TV sporting events will soon soar in
value" (AD AGE, 9/18)....The NFL and NFLPA, with the UNCF, have
announced a $1M academic scholarship fund for students at
historically black colleges and universities (WASHINGTON POST,