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While MICHAEL JORDAN was still not talking about his future, he did practice with his old Bulls teammates. Meanwhile, the White Sox extended his deadline to return to spring training. Bulls GM Jerry Krause and White Sox GM Ron Schueler both denied knowledge of another "career switch" for the superstar. Schueler, who has not heard from Jordan since his "unexpected departure," extended the deadline for Jordan a second time, giving him until Saturday to rejoin the other minor-leaguers who chose not to play in exhibition games. Schueler on what happens if he doesn't return: "I'd guess that he'd be retired." White Sox/Bulls Chair Jerry Reinsdorf discounted reports that Jordan was quitting baseball: "He told me last December: 'Don't pay attention to rumors. If I decide I want to quit, I'll let you know'" (Sullivan & Armour, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/9).
RIDDICK BOWE and ROCK NEWMAN will meet with MIKE TYSON on Monday, according to Wallace Matthews of the N.Y. POST. They will offer Tyson a 50/50 split of a $100M "bonanza for a battle against Bowe, possibly as early as November" at Madison Square Garden (N.Y. POST, 3/9)....Olympic hurdler EDWIN MOSES is profiled in his new job as financial consultant for Atlanta-based investment firm, Robinson-Humphrey Co. (HARTFORD COURANT, 3/9).