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Volume 24 No. 160

Sports Industrialists

          RICHARD LYNCH, President & CEO of The Sports Authority,
     has been granted a 90-day leave of absence for "personal
     reasons."  TSA Vice Chair MARTIN HANAKA will assume Lynch's
     duties (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/18)....Former NFL player
     SOLOMON WILCOTS has joined ESPN as a Bureau Reporter based
     in Cincinnati (ESPN)....Woolf Associates announced the
     promotion of ANNE MARIE BOUCHER to Account Supervisor
     (Woolf)....The USOC promoted ERIC PARTHEN to Manager of its
     Grants & Planning Division (USOC)....MARK ELLIS was named
     Sales Development Dir for Sports Illustrated in N.Y.  Ellis
     will also continue in his role as Publishing Dir of SI
     Presents.  SI also named VIC SAUERHOFF as General Manager. 
     He was SI's Financial Dir.  ANN DUFFY becomes SI's Financial
     Dir, and PETER GREER has been promoted to Advertising
     Revenue Manager. In addition, JENNIFER BLANCHARD has been
     named International Licensing Manager (SI).
     

          BULL MARKET: Bulls F DENNIS RODMAN appeared on NBC's
     "Tonight Show" last night.  Rodman, on the Bulls: "PHIL
     [JACKSON] needs a contract, MICHAEL [JORDAN]'s going to get
     $40 million, SCOTTIE [PIPPEN] will get $30 -- I'm going to
     get the rest."  Rodman's wrestling partner, HOLLYWOOD HULK
     HOGAN, made an appearance on the show, as did KARL MALONE
     and DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE, who will wrestle Hogan and Rodman
     next month (NBC, 6/17). Rodman has signed a deal with Sony
     to star in an untitled film directed by RINGO LAM and DEVIN
     ELDERS.  The film will be produced by Lam, DWIGHT MANLEY and
     MOSHE DIAMANT (DAILY VARIETY, 6/18). 
          BOOK TOUR: Temple Publishing's "LEGAL BASES: BASEBALL
     AND THE LAW," by Rutgers Law School and MLB salary
     arbitrator ROGER ABRAMS, is reviewed by Smith College
     economics professor Andrew Zimbalist in the WASHINGTON POST. 
     Zimbalist writes that Abrams "does not always succeed in
     presenting a balanced or penetrating account of his
     subject," and that "overall it is Abram's failure to draw
     out the many implications of antitrust law and baseball's
     exemption that is the Achilles' heel of the book"
     (WASHINGTON POST, 6/18)...."WHO WORKS IN NASCAR," published
     by WHO WORKS SPORTS GUIDES, is available for $39.50, plus $6
     handling, through NC-based Eclipsed Management (NASCAR).