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).