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Published March 19, 1996
The Angels plan to "close the door" today on their unsuccessful sale to Disney and possibly investigate other buyers, according to USA TODAY. Angels Exec VP Jackie Autry was reportedly angry at reports Seahawks Owner Ken Behring was interested in buying the Angels and building a "Sportstown complex" (Hal Bodley, USA TODAY, 3/19). Autry believes Behring "is responsible for undermining" the Disney deal and has said "no way" to Behring's reported interest in buying the Angels ("Sports View," CNBC, 3/18)....The Rangers have filed tampering charges against the Blues because of remarks Blues President Jack Quinn reportedly made to THE SPORTING NEWS after the Gretzky trade. Quinn detailed the Rangers' offer for Gretzky and noted they had decided not to re-sign Jeff Beukeboom and would use that money for Gretzky. The Rangers contend that remark has affected contract talks with Beukeboom (Helene Elliott, L.A. TIMES, 3/19)....The city of New Britain, CT, will charge fans of the Double-A Hardware City Rock Cats $2 per game to park at Willowbrook Park (Matthew Brown, HARTFORD COURANT, 3/18).