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Published April 25, 1996
New L.A. Kings President Tim Leiweke's three-year deal with the club could be worth as much as $450,000 annually (L.A. TIMES, 4/25)....The MLB Cardinals are considering leaving St. Petersburg, their spring training home for the last 50 years, for a complex in Jupiter, FL, that would be shared with the Expos. Cards President Mark Lamping cited concern for the effect the Devil Rays will have on the St. Petersburg area, which could move into the Cards' old facility (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 4/24)....For the first time since '92-93, Timberwolves season ticket packages will stay level (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 4/24)....About 6,000 tickets are unsold for the Cavaliers' playoff opener tonight against the Knicks, and 7,000 remain for Saturday's game. Tickets are being sold at regular season prices (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/24)....Failure to fill the 4,763-seat Centre 200 is cited as one of the reasons the AHL Cape Breton Oilers' owners are considering moving the team. The Oilers, who ranked 13th in attendance out of 18 teams, have some of the lowest ticket prices in the AHL -- $8 for children and $10.75 for adults (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 4/24).