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Volume 24 No. 160

Sports Industrialists

          ESPN Magazine Editor-in-Chief JOHN PAPANEK formally
     announced the appointment of several editorial execs.  STEVE
     WULF, who spent 20 years at Time Inc., will become Exec Dir
     of ESPN Magazine; LYNN CRIMANDO, formerly the Assistant
     Managing Editor of Money Magazine and Operations Dir at SI,
     was named Managing Editor; and NIK KLEINBERG, formerly the
     Dir of TV & New Media at SI For Kids, will become Dir of
     Photography.  Papanek also announced the addition of TOM
     FRIEND as an L.A.-based Senior Writer.  Friend most recently
     served as the N.Y. Times' West Coast sports correspondent. 
     Former SI Presents Art Dir DARRIN PERRY was named Design Dir
     of the biweekly to launch in March, '98 (ESPN Magazine).

          MIKE BASS has been promoted to Sports Editor of the
     Cincinnati Post, beginning December 1 (CINCINNATI POST,
     11/19)....Nike announced the appointments of RALPH EDWARD
     GREENE, JR. to the newly-created position of Global
     Basketball Sports Marketing Dir and named THOMAS FOX to the
     position of USA Sports Marketing Dir.  Greene had been
     Nike's USA Sports Marketing Dir since '95.  Fox, who joined
     Nike in February as Dir of Sports Marketing for the Asia
     Pacific Region, was most recently VP & Managing Dir for NBA
     Asia and Hong Kong (Nike).....The USOC has named four staff
     members and one recent hire to new positions, effective
     immediately.  BENITA FITZGERALD MOSELY, former Dir of the
     ARCO Training Center, will serve as Dir of U.S. Olympic
     Training Centers.  PATRICE MILKOVICH, former Dir of the
     Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (CSOTC), will
     become Dir of the ARCO Training Center.  JOHN SMYTH, former
     Dir of Olympic Training Centers, was promoted to Senior Dir
     of Sports Services.  DAVE BARROWS joins the USOC in the
     position of CSOTC Ops Manager.  CINDY MUNRO has been
     promoted to Assistant Dir of Olympic Training Centers and
     GREG PERRY was promoted to Assistant Dir of CSOTC (USOC).

          Cablevision CEO JAMES DOLAN is profiled in NEW YORK
     magazine under the header, "Selling the Son.  Cablevision
     Has Prospered Largely Because CHUCK DOLAN Knows How And When
     To Use The Brass Knuckles.  Can He Make People Believe His
     Son Is Capable Of The Same?" (NEW YORK, 11/14 issue).
     ....MAGIC JOHNSON "wants to become the top boxing promoter
     in the history of the sport," according to a report by Don
     Cronin in USA TODAY.  Johnson will have to apply for a
     license to stage fights with the NV State Athletic
     Commission (NSAC).  NSAC Exec Dir MARC RATNER: "All he's
     done is come and see us.  Based on conversations with Magic,
     he's serious.  He'd be great for us and the sport" (USA
     TODAY, 11/20)....WNBA Comets Coach VAN CHANCELLOR was
     awarded a '97 "Good Guy" award by the National Women's
     Political Caucus (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/20).

          MLB COO PAUL BEESTON, and HAL PRINCE, President of Mach
     One Marketing, will be joining PAT WILLIAMS, Senior Exec/VP
     of the Magic, ROBERT ERB, Dir of Marketing for adidas, and
     RICHARD KREZWICK, President of the New Boston Garden, as
     keynote speakers at the 1998 National Sports Forum in
     Boston, January 18-20.  The National Sports Forum is the
     largest conference dedicated to team marketing and sales
     issues, and will include 18 breakout sessions, the results
     of a new corporate sponsor survey, and a "behind the scenes"
     tour of Fenway Park and the Fleet Center.  For attendance or
     trade show exhibitor information contact Seaver Marketing
     Group at (619) 469-4101.  THE DAILY is the Official
     Publication of the National Sports Forum (THE DAILY).

          Rock star ALICE COOPER's new sports bar, called "Alice
     Cooper'stown," will open in downtown Phoenix this week,
     according to Martha Netherton of the PHOENIX BUSINESS
     JOURNAL.  Cooper: "It will be the Taj Mahal of sports bars." 
     The restaurant's theme will feature baseball and other
     professional sports, and if successful, the concept will
     spread to other major league cities.  Cooper is teaming with
     AZ entrepreneur Brian Weymouth on the project.  If the
     sports bar concept is "successful," the partners would like
     to "spread to other" MLB cities such as Cleveland, Seattle,
     Denver and Detroit.  Weymouth said that it's likely another
     deal will be inked in Cleveland or Detroit "by next spring"
     (Martha Netherton, PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL, 11/17 issue).