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Volume 24 No. 117

Sports Industrialists

          ANDY DOLICH was named Exec VP/Strategic Marketing &
     Sales of CA-based Advantix, Inc., a provider of automated
     ticket systems and services to entertainment and sports
     venues (Advantix)....Sports Specialties named MARK HAMPTON
     as General Manager.  Hampton comes from Sara Lee, where he
     held COO, VP and GM positions (Sports Specialties)....CBS
     Sports named KEVIN HARLAN to its NFL broadcast team. Harlan
     did NFL play-by-play for Fox since '93 and is the radio
     voice of the Timberwolves since '89 (CBS Sports).

          MICHELLE KWAN was a guest on the "Tonight Show."  Kwan:
     "People say, 'You lost the gold, how do you feel?'  And I'm
     like, 'I didn't lose the gold.  I won the silver'" (NBC,
     2/26).  U.S. Olympic speedskater CHRIS WITTY was a guest on
     the "Late Show."  DAVID LETTERMAN gave her an "Olympic Medal
     Rolodex" to store her two gold medals (CBS, 2/26). 

          Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY will be honored tomorrow when he
     will be named the '98 Black Professional of the Year by the
     2/27)....Mariners SS ALEX RODRIGUEZ will help lead the
     first-ever "Read Across America" celebration, sponsored by
     the Nat'l Education Association (NEA), on March 2 by reading
     DR. SEUSS' "Green Eggs and Ham" with students in Phoenix, AZ
     (NEA)....JOE DIMAGGIO, and his role in a new film, "The
     First of May," were featured on "ET" (2/26)....Two members
     of the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were featured on ABC's "GMA" at
     the Reebok Sports Club in N.Y. this morning attempting to
     set a new slam dunk record by dunking on a 12-foot rim. 
     Globetrotters Chair MANNIE JACKSON noted that the players
     were wearing Reebok DMX-6s ("GMA," ABC, 2/27).