SBD/15/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

          MLB: While MLB owners are scheduled to hold a
     conference call on realignment today, the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
     SENTINEL is reporting that it is "likely another extension"
     on a final decision will be announced today.  A source told
     Tom Haudricourt that Acting Commissioner Bud Selig is
     "expected to announce a two-week extension to allow" the
     Royals "more time" to decide if they want to switch to the
     NL.  If the Royals don't switch, the Brewers "will move to
     the NL in their place" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/15).
          NBA: In N.Y., gossip columnists Rush & Molloy report
     that NBA Commissioner David Stern and Michael Jordan's
     agent, David Falk, "have begun talks about Jordan's farewell
     tour."  NBA Dir of Sports Media Relations Chris Brienza:
     "Any conjecture about a farewell tour may be getting ahead
     of ourselves."  Falk, through a spokesperson, also called
     plans for a farewell tour "off base" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS,
     10/15).  With the Bulls in Paris for the McDonald's
     Championships, L'Equipe, the French sports journal, had 22
     pages devoted to coverage of the Bulls under the header,
     "The Jordan Frenzy" (Lacy Banks, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/15).
     In Chicago, Sam Smith writes the Bulls came to Paris "and
     Paris yawned" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/15)  In N.Y., Lisa Olson
     reports that McDonald's in France has placed a "Chicago
     Bulls Meal" on their menu (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/15).
          



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