SBD/15/Leagues Governing Bodies

BASEBALL'S COURT DATE POSTPONED AGAIN

     During a telephone conference call with Administrative Law
Judge Edwin Bennett yesterday, MLB players and owners postponed
the trial on alleged unfair labor practices by the owners for the
third time -- until July 24.  Some owners claim that the
additional delay may give the sides time to negotiate a new deal,
but MLB owners "have shown no indication they are ready to resume
negotiations."  In a related move, the NLRB denied the owners'
motion for a partial summary judgement to dismiss the part of the
complaint alleging that their attempt to impose a salary cap
violated federal law (AP/Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 6/15).
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