MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage NHL Rangers' Sather Passes GM Torch To Gorton Top Rank Files Suit Against Al Haymon PPL Park To Change Its Name NHRA Leadership Undergoing Changes IndyCar's Miles Fires Back At Critics Of Race Conditions CVC Capital's Mackenzie: Make F1 More Exciting
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).