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Volume 24 No. 159

Sports Industrialists

          Memphis & Shelby County, AL, Sports Authority Chair
     AVRON FOGELMAN is resigning from his position (Memphis
     COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 1/12)....Huffy Sports promoted PATRICK
     EHREN to VP/Marketing & Product Development (Huffy)....HATEM
     MCDADI was named Tennis Canada's Dir of Player Development,
     replacing WENDY PATTENDEN, who is leaving to become
     President of the National Sport Centre in Vancouver (Tennis
     Canada)....The MLS Clash named LYNNE METERPAREL as Business
     Manager & Owner Rep.  The Clash also named RENATO CAPOBIANCO
     as Dir of Soccer (MLS)....CLARIFICATION: STEVEN SKINNER was
     elected Senior VP of Kemper Sports Management.  Skinner, who
     joined Kemper Sports in '98, will oversee the business
     development, marketing and PR departments (Kemper Sports).

          An anonymous telephone bidder paid $3.005M last night
     at Guernsey's auction house for MARK MCGWIRE's 70th HR ball. 
     The ball was retrieved by 26-year-old PHILIP OZERSKY, who
     said, "It's amazing, I guess, but it's not surprising, not
     in a day and age when ballplayers get $105 million
     contracts.  Anything's possible now. ... I'm glad I did
     this.  I was just a research scientist; now I'm a media
     star" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/13)....The OTTAWA SUN profiles
     he expects the company to take in more than C$13M this year,
     half of which will come from the company's latest film,
     "Freeriders" (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 1/13)....T-Wolves Owner GLEN
     TAYLOR underwent triple bypass heart surgery at the Mayo
     Clinic on Tuesday.  There are no details of Taylor's current
     condition (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/13)....BILL BRADLEY
     "officially declared his candidacy for president and set up
     headquarters in West Orange [NJ]" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/13).
     ...Former Dodgers Exec VP FRED CLAIRE will teach a class
     titled "Sports, Business and the Media in Today's Society"
     at the Univ. of Southern CA's Annenberg School for
     Communications beginning today (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 1/12).