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Published October 15, 1997
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).