Q&A With Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz KHL Struggling To Stay Afloat Sources: Sprint Shelves NASCAR "Experience" League Notes Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility Cuba Decision Could Impact MLB Constellation, NHL Sign Groundbreaking Pact Is The NHL Winter Classic Lacking Buzz? Silver Discusses Future NBA All-Star Sites NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans
SBD/28/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published November 28, 1995
In Boston, Frank Dell'apa calls FIFA President Joao Havelange's "blessing" of MLS and his intention to attend the '96 opener a "great boost of confidence." Dell'apa: "Make no mistake -- a professional league cannot easily function without FIFA's support. The MLS and FIFA are entering into a synergistic business relationship" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/26)....The CISL's Board of Governors has changed the duties of Commissioner Ron Weinstein to allow him to focus on marketing and a national TV deal (CISL).... This Saturday, the Connecticut Sports Development Group hosts a neutral-site NPSL game between Chicago and Cleveland at The Centrum in Worcester, MA. The group has applied for a New England expansion team for '96-97 (NPSL)....In a joint announcement, the Canadian Hockey League and the NHL outlined details of the CHL Chrysler Cup Challenge, a game featuring 40 top junior hockey prospects to be held February 15 at Maple Leaf gardens in Toronto (CHL/NHL)....NASCAR officials promise an announcement of "international importance" at their annual conference in New York on December 1. While Texas Speedway hopes for a spot on the '96 Winston Cup schedule, the consensus is that '96 races will not change venues (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 11/28).