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 Dave Checketts's game
In the fall of 1984, Dave Checketts sat down in the 15th floor Manhattan office of David Stern, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, and began a life long journey into the competitive world of professional sports. Then, only 27, he more closely resembled the Mormon missionary he once was.

 LDS RM Madsen Featured In USA Today
With 'March Madness' approaching and a major game tonight between Stanford and Arizona, USA Today featured LDS returned missionary and Stanford star Mark 'Mad Dog' Madsen in a cover story that once again emphasized Madsen's unique mix of aggressive play on court and off-court nice guy.

 LDS College Football Star Named To Packers Staff
Former University of Wisconsin Badgers quarterback and LDS Church member Darrell Bevell has been named offensive assistant/quality control for the NFL's Green Bay Packers, head coach Mike Sherman announced yesterday. Bevell, a returned missionary, is best known for leading the Wisconsin Badgers to victory in the 1994 Rose Bowl.

 Miller, Young Sign on to Help Recruit,Lead Volunteer Corps for 2002 Games
The Salt Lake Organizing Committee has picked a winning volunteer team that includes Jazz owner, Larry Miller and National Football League quarterback, Steve Young to kick off its volunteer recruitment drive. They are among 16 prominent Utahs named by the SLOC to recruit and lead a corps of volunteers for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Miller and Young will be assigned to specific venues and will work with others to foster relationships in the communities where other volunteers live and work.

 LDS Basketball Star Joins Golf Products Company
Former NBA All-Star and LDS Church member Thurl Bailey has agreed to work for a FILA licensee, Renaissance Golf Products, to promote its products in its FILA Golf Business to Business Program. Bailey, who played for the Utah Jazz, joined the LDS Church while playing basketball in Italy.

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