Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal Q&A With Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans AHL OKC Barons To Cease Operations MLB Franchise Notes Cavs Happy With Ticket Lottery Process Rams' Move To L.A. Unlikely For '15 Cuba Decision Could Impact MLB Drake Continues Working On Raptors' Rebrand
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).