SBD/10/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

     MLB's labor committee met yesterday in Chicago to finalize a
proposal to give the MLBPA.  The meeting was attended by acting
Commissioner Bud Selig, White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf, among
others (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/10).... The Browns move may "take the
air" out of the move to lift MLB's antitrust exemption, according
to USA TODAY's Tom Weir, as baseball can now "make a stronger
case than ever that its teams will take flight" if it is lost
(USA TODAY, 11/10)....Philip Penston III, who has developed the
World Boxing League, which would "reform the boxing industry," is
profiled by John Heylar of the WALL STREET JOURNAL.  The WBL
would seek a "team format, market boxers into matinee idols" and
get it out of the "red light district of sports" (WALL STREET
JOURNAL, 11/10)....NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw, on Commissioner
Tagliabue admitting the current CBA is not working as intended:
"It's my fault again.  But that's OK. We're big boys. ... I'm not
going to sell the players out" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS,
11/10)....SportsLine USA is putting the text of Jerry Jones'
$750M lawsuit against the NFL on the internet.  The suit is the
"first legal document to make it to the service" (DALLAS MORNING
NEWS, 11/10)....
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