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Published April 17, 1997
The NHL Panthers will purchase a minority interest in the AHL Carolina Monarchs. Carolina Ownership rep Bill Black said that the Panthers, who have a parent-club affiliation with the Monarchs, "probably" would purchase between 25-40% of the team (Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 4/16). ...The Stars, who sold out nine of their 41 regular season home games, drew 16,418 last night for their playoff opener against the Oilers at 16,924-seat Reunion Arena (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/17).....The Knicks' Patrick Ewing denied allegations that he sexually harassed a flight attendant on the team's jet (N.Y. POST, 4/17)....Warriors Owner Chris Cohan is interviewed by the S.F. CHRONICLE's David Steele. Cohan says he has "done everything right as far as getting us into a fan-friendly building that they will enjoy going to, and paying for it in a non-taxing way to the public, with no PSLs." Cohan, on the team's front office and on- court performance: "The production has not worked out" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 4/17)....In Toronto, Steve Simmons writes that "highly placed sources" from within MLB said that the Murray Frum-led bid to buy the Blue Jays is "considered suspect" and "may never be approved" by MLB's ownership committee. Simmons notes the "baseball bosses wonder where the money, the $180 million, is coming from" (TORONTO SUN, 4/17). ...Cablevision and ITT signed a "definitive agreement" for ITT to sell its 50% interest in the MSG sports and entertainment properties to Cablevision (MSG/Cablevision).