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Storm's Aftermath Casts Doubt On Knicks-Nets Season Opener

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy "has cast doubt on the Nets' highly anticipated season opener against the Knicks," scheduled for Thursday night at Barclays Center. NBA Senior VP/Basketball Communications Tim Frank said, "Tonight's games will be played. We are still assessing the situation with regards to the rest of the week." It is "not clear when the NBA will make its determination, or what factors will go into the decision." It "may depend on how quickly the city can restore mass transit, the subway system in particular" (NYTIMES.com, 10/30).

Meanwhile, the Breeders' Cup is "relaxing its rules to accommodate horses stranded" in N.Y. due to the storm. All horses running in the races at Santa Anita "normally must be on the grounds 72 hours before race time" (AP, 10/30).
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