MLS, Union Reach Five-Year CBA Deal NFL Draft Will Utilize Chicago's Grant Park Carson NFL Backers File For Ballot At Least Seven To Run For NFLPA Exec Dir Ugg Using NHLers For Brand Awareness Sharks Raising Ticket Prices Next Season MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions Lightning Unveil Plans For Amalie Arena Maple Leafs Keep Ticket Prices Flat MLS Offers MLSPU Version Of Free Agency
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Published January 9, 1997
MIAMI HERALD columnist Edwin Pope, on Don Shula: "If the NFL is as smart as it needs to be, it will create a position to take advantage of Shula's expertise and integrity; maybe an ambassadorial post in the most serious sense of the job description" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/9)....Jackie Joyner-Kersee is "abandoning" her pro basketball career to return to track and field. She will leave the ABL to participate in the Millrose Games in New York February 7 (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/9)....The NHL's All-Star Weekend in San Jose is previewed by Jody Meacham of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS under the header, "A Week Of Partying Before The All- Star Game" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1/9)....USA TODAY's Kevin Allen looks at the year ahead for the NHL under the header, "Expansion Is A Logical Step." Allen: "This is a league moving ahead at a quickened pace, evidenced by ... increased visibility in licensed apparel to beginning its 1997-98 season in Tokyo" (USA TODAY, 1/9).