TOM HAGOPIAN has joined Cablevision's Product
Management & Marketing team as VP/Interactive Products in
the Consumer Product Management Division. Hagopian
previously served as President & COO of InterZine
Productions and was VP/GM of ESPNET (THE DAILY)....Buena
Vista Internet Group Senior VP/Advertising RICH LEFURGY "is
leaving to pursue other interests" (AD AGE, 8/13).
...PlanetAll, a Web contact management service owned by
Amazon.com, named KENNETH DOTSON Senior VP/Marketing &
Development. Dotson, who served as VP/Marketing & co-
Creator of CBS SportsLine, was the first person hired by
SportsLine USA CEO MICHAEL LEVY (PlanetAll).
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) told USA TODAY that "the
fix is in" for MIKE TYSON to receive his boxing license from
the state of NJ tomorrow. McCain: "They (New Jersey
regulators) are going to deliberate and then give him a
license -- it's obvious" (USA TODAY, 8/13)....SPIKE LEE was
at Yankee Stadium yesterday shooting scenes for his upcoming
film on the '70s murderer, Son of Sam (HARTFORD COURANT,
8/13). Also, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN attended yesterday's Twins-
Yankees game, and Yankees OF BERNIE WILLIAMS had his guitar
autographed by Springsteen. Springsteen wrote, "If you're
ever tired of baseball.... Best Wishes, Bruce Springsteen"
("Showbiz Today," CNN, 8/12)....Univ. of IN men's basketball
coach BOBBY KNIGHT is named in a $4M suit by MARK TREADWELL,
a former recruit, for "breach of contract." Treadwell, who
was told in the spring that he would not be admitted for
"academic reasons," has been diagnosed with clinical
depression and has been under a doctor's care. Knight:
"From our standpoint, there's no problem I could imagine"
(CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/13)....A report in the Cleveland said
that if the DEBARTOLO FAMILY's deal to sell the Thistledown
horse racing track to FL-based CALL NOW "falls through,"
Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER "might just step forward
and pick up the pieces" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/12).
Rainbow Media Holdings named ANDREA GREENBERG Exec VP
of its Rainbow Sports division, according to Rich Katz of
DAILY VARIETY. The move makes Greenberg "one of the
highest-ranking female executives in sports television." In
her new position, Greenberg will head the Fox Sports Net
RSNs. Greenberg, who will report directly to Rainbow
President & CEO JOSH SAPAN, previously served as Senior VP/
Business & Regulatory Affairs (DAILY VARIETY, 8/13).