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Volume 24 No. 116

Sports Industrialists

          The Sports Authority named former Staples President
     MARTIN HANAKA as Vice Chair.  He will report directly to TSA
     Chair JACK SMITH (N.Y. POST, 1/30)....Management news from
     FL-based JumboSports: In a "surprise announcement," Interim
     Chair JACK BUSH agreed to stay as Chair & CEO.  In addition,
     ROBERT FLOUM has taken over COO duties from RAY SPRINGER. 
     Springer will remain as CFO (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/30).

          The Red Wings will meet with PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
     today at the White House.  STEVE YZERMAN: "The only thing I
     want to talk to him about is (lowering) my taxes."  IGOR
     LARIONOV: "I'd rather meet Boris Yeltsin" (TORONTO SUN,
     1/30)....DOROTHY MENGERING, DAVID LETTERMAN'S mom, on her
     upcoming trip to Nagano: "I'm hoping I can spend two weeks
     in the country without offending anyone" (STAR-NEWS, 1/28).