The Bills named Canadian reps to help them in marketing
and sales promotion of the team in Toronto. Former CFL Argos
Dir of Marketing BRET GALLAGHER and former Labatt Breweries
Promotions Manager DOUG FRAIN have been added to the team's
staff in Toronto (TORONTO SUN, 10/26).....Former Patriots and
Colts QB TOM RAMSEY was named Dir of Corporate Sales by the
Broncos (Co Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 10/26).
JEFFREY POLLACK, President & Publisher of THE DAILY, has
been named to the KIDSPEACE NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL.
KidsPeace is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive
organization dedicated to helping children overcome crisis,
and the KidsPeace National Sports Council helps promote
participation in sports as a way for children to develop the
emotional, physical and intellectual skills they need to
overcome challenges and crises. Members of the council
include ABC Sports/ESPN broadcaster ROBIN ROBERTS; Women's
Sports Foundation Founder/ABC Sports correspondent DONNA DE
VARONA; Spurs CEO JOHN DILLER, Knicks President ERNIE
GRUNFELD and former MLB Int'l CEO FRANK HEFFRON. For more
information about the KidsPeace National Sports Council
contact Sue Rodin at (212) 982-5757 (THE DAILY).
Olympic sprint champion DONOVAN BAILEY was charged with
careless driving and leaving an accident scene after his
Mercedes-Benz crashed early Sunday (TORONTO SUN, 10/27)....
CHARLES BARKLEY was arrested Sunday and charged with
aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence
after an incident at an Orlando nightclub (Mult., 10/26).
Pistons F GRANT HILL was profiled by Curry Kirkpatrick
in Sunday's N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE under the header "Excuse Me
While I Dominate." Kirkpatrick: [P]ro basketball is ready
for Hill to take over the game. But is he ready?" Hill: "My
basketball personality has changed. I came into last season
wanting to send a message to my teammates, to the whole
league. I'm for real. I mean business. I think I can be
the best player in the N.B.A., and I want to show it." Hill,
on becoming a superstar: "Going out as a celebrity and V.I.P.
was a novelty at first, fun, exciting. Now it's like every
time I leave the house, I feel like I'm running for office.
If I want to dance, I'll do it in front of a mirror or
something." Fila Senior VP Howe Burch, who signed Hill to a
recent contract extension: "Grant probably will determine the
destiny of our company" (N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, 10/26).