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Volume 25 No. 214
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Names In The News

Colts QB ANDREW LUCK and several teammates yesterday sang Christmas carols to patients at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana Univ. Health (INDYSTAR.com, 12/17)....MLB Rangers players visited patients at Cook Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth yesterday. The team's "annual tradition" of visiting children in local hospitals will continue today as they head to Dallas "to do the same" (STAR-TELEGRAM.com, 12/17)....Revolution players "re-enact all of the classic scenes from 'ELF' in a new series of videos online." Revolution G MATT TURNER takes the lead role of Buddy the Elf. Some "snippets have been shared" on the MLS team's social media channels, and more will be released in the lead-up to Christmas (BOSTONHERALD.com, 12/15)....Devils C BRIAN BOYLE visited the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital yesterday as part of the team's "annual visits to RWJBarnabas Health facilities system." Each member of the Devils, as well as coaches and mascots, "visited a facility and handed out gifts, t-shirts, autographs and tickets" (NORTHJERSEY.com, 12/17).

NAMES: Black Enterprise named Mavericks CEO CYNTHIA MARSHALL one of its '19 Legacy Award Honorees (Black Enterprise)....Golf Channel’s LISA CORNWELL “will be inducted” into the Arkansas State Golf Association HOF with the ’19 class in October at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock (NWAONLINE.com, 12/16)....The ’18 Hollywood Black List, an annual “list of favorite unproduced screenplays based on an industry survey,” included a proposed film to be directed by ZACH BRAYLIN about RICHARD WILLIAMS, father of VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS (BYERS MARKET, 12/18)....Golfer JEAN CHUA married her LPGA caddie, WESLEY GRISWOLD, last month at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC (N.Y. TIMES, 12/16).

IN MEMORY: Former L.A. Times and Orange County Register sports columnist JOHN HALL died yesterday at 90. Hall spent 29 years with the L.A. Mirror and L.A. Times in the Times-Mirror organization, serving as the USC and then Angels beat writer (OCREGISTER.com, 12/14).