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LEAGUE NEWS: WILL LIGHTNING STRIKE FUTURE ALL-STAR GAME?
Published November 14, 1995
The Lightning plan to apply to host either the '98 or '99 NHL All-Star Game in their new arena, the Ice Palace, (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/10)....In New York, Robin Finn notes the about problems the WTA Tour is having with injuries. This week's Tour Championships in New York lost Monica Seles to injury and the Tour is worried about Steffi Graf's "iffy backache." Finn: "You panic in private, but in public you assure your new sponsor, Corel ...there is nothing to worry about" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/12)....Starting in '96, Reading, PA, will host the new Betsy King LPGA Classic (LPGA)....The USGA has established an environmental program, "Wildlife Links," that represents golf's first comprehensive investigation of the game's relationship with wildlife habitats (USGA).... In Indianapolis, Bill Koeing reports a vast network of car owners, corporate sponsors, local and national media, and Indiana businesses are watching the dispute between the IRL and CART asking "what if big-name drivers and fans boycott the '96 '500'" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 11/11).....Greg Norman said he has seen two new proposals for a World Tour. While he reports "quite a few players" have signed on, he is not one of them -- yet. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem: "If something happens, I feel comfortable that it will be done with the five governing bodies around the world" (GOLFWEEK, 11/11 issue)....Rick Piet, who is suing the CFL claiming the league prevented him from buying the Argonauts, said he has been approached by an unnamed group to be a silent partner in a bid for the team (TORONTO SUN, 11/14).