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Published May 29, 1996
On ESPN's "Sports Reporters," Mitch Albom noted the superiority of NHL overtimes compared to other sports: "You watch 10 straight minutes of overtime in hockey before you get a chance to take a breath and have to see a commercial (ESPN, 5/26)....Tryouts for the women's ABL began in Atlanta. Over 550 players were expected (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 5/27)....In Ft. Worth, columnist Gil LeBreton on the NBA playoffs: "I'm not down on the NBA. I'm just distressed that commissioner Stern and his apostles seem to think the league is in its ascendancy. Yeah right. Them and Prince Charles" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 5/26). In New York, Bill Madden with MBLPA Exec Dir Don Fehr's failure to counter MLB negotiator Randy Levine's recent "movement," there is a "growing belief" that the only way to get a labor deal in baseball "is if the agents get involved from the union's side" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/26).