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Richard Lapchick, Dir of Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, writes a column in THE SPORTING NEWS on the results of the Center's eighth Racial Report Card. He notes the "most notable conclusion" to be drawn from this year's report is, "The intensity of the attempts to change front-office and on-field hiring practices to include more people of color in pro sports clearly has been disrupted." As in all previous years, no league received an A in the front-offices hiring practices category. When all categories were combined, the NBA came out on top with an A-. MLB earned a B, and the NFL got a B. The NBPA and NFLPA had the best records of the six organizations examined. Both got A's. The MLBPA, which had the lowest grade in '95, a C-, did not submit a report in '96. Lapchick writes it is also noticeable that the percentage of minorities playing pro sports dropped in all three league (THE SPORTING NEWS, 9/9 issue). Mike Dodd writes, "The news is better for women, who hold more jobs than ever in the three league offices, and are making progress in team management positions" (USA TODAY, 9/5).