SBD/9/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

          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).   

 
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