Cavaliers Set For Monster Home Opener Cubs Close To Deal With Joe Maddon Suns Renew With Verizon, Annexus Raptors Host Outdoor Event; Hornets Return MLS To Introduce New L.A. Franchise CSN Houston Case Nears Conclusion Judge To Hear NFL Painkillers Lawsuit NBC Sports, Breeders' Cup Extend TV Rights Giants Win Third World Series In Five Years
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Maple Leaf President, GM and CEO CLIFF FLETCHER is expected to announce today a three-year extension of his contract to head the team through the '98-99 season, ending speculation that he would retire in 18 months (TORONTO STAR, 10/5)....Viacom Domestic Market President RICK JACOBSON has been named President and CEO of the Tribune Entertainment Co., replacing Donald Hacker who resigned in July (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/5)....Cubs GM LARRY HIMES was "reassigned" as dir of AZ operations and special assignment scout (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/5)....Rangers' defenseman BRIAN LEETCH appeared last night on the "Jon Stewart Show." A '93-94 Rangers Stanley Cup banner was raised in the studio (CBS, 10/4).