The SLOC has named STEVE WILLIAMS as its Dir of Sponsor
Services. Williams, formerly CEO of the Children's Miracle
Network, will serve as a liaison between SLOC and OPUS. He
will coordinate advertising and promotion of Olympic sponsors
and supplier programs and their involvement in the 2002 Games
(DESERET NEWS, 11/18)....DALE GARDNER, LISA ANTONUCCI and JAY
COFFIN have joined GOLFWEEK's editorial staff. Gardner is
the new Associate Editor of Business, Antonucci fills a newly
created Staff Writer position and Coffin takes over as
Scoreboard Editor (GOLFWEEK, 11/15 issue)....JIM CORMIER
joined Head USA, Inc. as Dir of Footwear Operations Worldwide
(TENNIS WEEK, 11/20 issue).....MLB named DICK BRESCIANI,
VP/Public Affairs for the Red Sox, the '97 winner of its
Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence (MLB).
Sports agent DAVID FISHOF is the target of a $25M
sexual-harassment suit by a former employee, SARA SCHUB (N.Y.
POST, 11/19)....In MN, 2,500 fans worked as movie extras at
the Metrodome for the filming of "MAJOR LEAGUE III" (PIONEER
PRESS, 11/19)....ESPN's STUART SCOTT is profiled in VIBE.
Scott "has become the latest in a long line of ESPN stars by
saturating his broadcasts with hip hop slanguage. ... And
he's representing the black athlete and the black sports fan
in a world dominated by the Bob Costas-Marv Albert school of
sportscasting" (VIBE, 12/97)....Tennis' PATRICK RAFTER is
named in PEOPLE's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue (PEOPLE, 11/19).
....Bonus Books has released, "Agassi & Ecstasy: The
turbulent life of ANDRE AGASSI," written by former tennis
writer and Las Vegas Review Journal assistant sports editor
PAUL BAUMAN (LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL, 11/18)....Former NBA
player/U.S. Congressman TOM MCMILLAN "is under investigation
on fraud issues." McMillan is Chair of the DC-based Complete
Wellness Centers (N.Y. POST, 11/19).