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  • LEAGUE NOTES

              Three-day attendance for the Davis Cup in Washington,
         DC, was 22,982 as all three sessions were sell-outs (USTA).
         ...In Toronto, Alan Adams reported that as the NHL sets to
         start its season, the league has 213 players making over
         $1M.  The Avs' Joe Sakic tops the list with a $17M salary,
         which includes his $15M signing bonus (TORONTO STAR, 9/20). 
    
    

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  • MLB NEWS: FINAL ATTENDANCE TO SEE AN INCREASE OF OVER 5%

              MLB final attendance for '97 "will show an increase of
         approximately" 5.6%, according to USA TODAY's Hal Bodley. 
         Acting Commissioner Bud Selig: "We're going to have the
         second-biggest year in our history."  In other news, Bodley
         notes that a possible compensation figure for teams involved
         in realignment could hit $10M.  But Bodley adds that while
         MLB's realignment committee thought "compensation might be
         the answer" during its recent owners meetings in Atlanta,
         the "concept lost momentum" (USA TODAY, 9/23).
              BRAVES EYE 2002: The Braves are preparing a bid for the
         2002 All-Star Game (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/23).
    
    

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  • PAT BOWLEN TALKS NEXT TV DEAL WITH USA TODAY'S GORDON FORBES

              NFL TV Committee Chair Pat Bowlen told USA TODAY's
         Gordon Forbes that the league will not see a 100% increase
         in its next TV contract.  Bowlen: "In my mind, that is
         unachievable.  Fox paid $400 million a year the last time
         around, and I can't imagine Fox paying $800 million this
         time."  Bowlen added that, in regards to the length of
         season and game schedule, the league will likely "stick with
         its present format."  He also expects a new TV deal by late
         December, possibly earlier (USA TODAY, 9/23).
              TO-DO LIST: In Miami, Greg Cote offered suggestions to
         "improve the NFL."  Among them: "Fight the corporate-cold,
         No Fun League rap by encouraging, not restraining, free-
         spiritedness;" "Tighten and enforce the salary cap so it
         isn't the joke it has become;" End the 72-hour blackout rule
         for more games on local TV; and start "Monday Night
         Football" at 8:00pm ET, not 9:00pm ET (MIAMI HERALD, 9/21).
    
    

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