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SBD/29/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published February 29, 1996
With a '96 start postponed due to stadium and ownership problems, UBL President Mike Stone reaffirmed the league plans to start with a 154-game schedule in March '97. Stone promises a "rather major announcement" next month, likely concerning experiments the league may be considering on the rules and speed of the game (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/29).... James Bassett III, President of Breeders' Cup Limited, announced that Hollywood Park will be the site of the '97 Championship (Breeders' Cup)....The AVP announced its '96 Miller Lite/AVP Tour schedule, with the outdoor season starting March 8 in Las Vegas. Five of the tour's stops will be franchised out to on-site promoters, including two to P.S./Stargames, the firm managed by AVP CEO Jerry Solomon (AVP)....So far this season, the NBA has levied 44 fines for $261,500 and suspended 28 players for a total of 31 games. Last season, there were 35 fines for $305,500 and 12 players suspended for 21 games (USA TODAY, 2/29).