NAMES IN THE NEWS
SHERYL SWOOPES gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday afternoon. JORDAN ERIC JACKSON weighed in at 7-pounds, 9- ounces (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/26)....PAM SHRIVER will replace BETSY NAGELSEN on ESPN's Wimbledon coverage. Betsy, and her husband, IMG's MARK MCCORMACK, are expecting their first child (THE DAILY)....NHL Kings Owner EDWARD ROSKI was on the L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL's list of "Who's Who In Real Estate -- The Power Players" (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 6/16 issue). .....JEFF GORDON's rising popularity was profiled on "Extra" last evening. Gordon: "I never thought that it would get to this. ... I can remember when I was asking people 'Do you want an autograph?'" ("Extra," 6/25)....In L.A., MIKE DOWNEY: "In 'My Best Friend's Wedding,' JULIA ROBERTS chases a sportswriter. ... I know that couldn't happen" (L.A. TIMES, 6/26)....In an interview to air during ABC's "Wide World of Sports," MIKE TYSON "confirms" that he is married to DC doctor MONICA TURNER. Tyson: "I'm just prepared to love my wife and take care of my children and make sure the streets don't get them" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/26)....Lakers G KOBE BRYANT is being considered for the role of a high school basketball phenom in SPIKE LEE's upcoming film "He Got Game" (DAILY VARIETY, 6/26)....Knicks first-round pick JOHN THOMAS, when asked what he knows about his new teammates: "I know a lot about them. I play with the Knicks on video games" (NEWSDAY, 6/26).