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Volume 26 No. 206
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Names In The News

The IOC has proposed to elect three new members to its Exec Board: FIFA President GIANNI INFANTINO, Japanese Olympic Committee President YASHUHIRO YAMASHITA and ITF President DAVID HAGGERTY. All three will be submitted to the IOC Session that will meet Jan. 10 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Haggerty could become the third American on the IOC Exec Board, joining Gold Medal-winning U.S. cross-country skier KIKKAN RANDALL and IOC VP ANITA DEFRANTZ. The U.S. has had between three and four members on the board for most of the past decade, but went down to two after former USOPC Chair LARRY PROBST retired Dec. 31, 2018 (THE DAILY).

ON THE BLOCK: Memorabilia from the personal collection of Baseball HOFer BILL MAZEROSKI "will be sold" by Mark L. Ferry Auctioneers of Unity on Jan. 1 (TRIBLIVE.com, 12/4). Meanwhile, a collection from former NFLer ROCKY BLEIER, which is part of Leland auction house's '19 fall classic edition of memorabilia, "closes bidding" at 10:00pm ET tomorrow. Bleier is "donating part of his proceeds to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, a charitable organization that places service canines with veterans" (TRIBLIVE.com, 12/4).

PLEASE COME TO BOSTON: Live Nation yesterday announced MAROON 5 will play at Fenway Park on June 24, 2020, along with singers LEON BRIDGES and MEGHAN TRAINOR (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/5)....MOTLEY CRUE and DEF LEPPARD yesterday announced they are coming to Fenway Park on Aug. 25, 2020. They will be joined by POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/5).

NAMES: Baltimore Archbishop WILLIAM E. LORI yesterday presented POPE FRANCIS with a "custom-made Ravens jersey." The jersey, "featuring 'Francis' on the back" and QB LAMAR JACKSON's No. 8, was signed by Jackson and Ravens coach JOHN HARBAUGH (BALTIMORE SUN, 12/5)....Two legal experts have "filed a third brief" supporting Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT's "fight to keep Orchids of Asia Day Spa tapes out of sight" (BOSTON HERALD, 12/5)....A Minnesota district judge yesterday ruled that former "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey player MARK PAVELICH is "mentally ill and dangerous and ordered him committed to a secure treatment facility" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 12/5)....Fox Sports' TIM BRANDO will receive the inaugural Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Ambassador Award and will be part of the Hall's Class of '20 enshrined next June (Louisiana Sports HOF)....The Yankees yesterday announced the second year of their Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative. The team "will award a $10,000 scholarship to five New York City Public School seniors in conjunction with the NYC Department of Education" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/5)....Inter Miami CF co-Owners DAVID BECKHAM and JORGE MAS on Tuesday "showed up and shared lunch" with "more than 400 construction workers who are building" the team's stadium and training center site in Ft. Lauderdale (MIAMI HERALD, 12/5)....LADY GAGA will perform at the AT&T TV Super Saturday Night before the Super Bowl at Island Gardens' Meridian on Feb. 1 (BILLBOARD.com, 12/4).

IN MEMORY: Central Michigan football and men's basketball radio voice DON CHIODO died at 54 yesterday afternoon from "injuries suffered in a car accident" (DETROIT NEWS, 12/5).