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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).