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
WARREN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT, and co-Owner KURT MILLER said
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).