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Published September 22, 1997
A's co-Owner Steve Schott, on possibly relocating: "We have to keep all of our options open. We have one year left on our lease." In N.Y., Murray Chass noted Sacramento and San Jose as possibilities, "but an even more intriguing candidate could be Las Vegas" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/21)....In Dallas, season-ticket renewals for the Stars ran at a record 92%, with 2,000 new accounts approaching the team's goal of 10,000. But Stars President Jim Lites "is resigned to losing money this season even if the Stars fill every seat in Reunion Arena, sell all their advertising and advance to the Stanley Cup finals" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 9/19)....In Toronto, Raptors Majority Owner Allan Slaight said that controlling interest in the team "is no longer for sale," and that fans will see more of him this year. Slaight: "I'll be attending games. I have become an ardent Raptors fan" (TORONTO STAR, 9/22)....In Memphis, 17,737 attended the Ravens-Oilers game Sunday (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 9/22).