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LEAGUE NOTES

          MULT: The AVP Tour, which was not included in THE
     DAILY's '96 version of "The Body Count" last week, drew
     151,039 during its '96 season (THE DAILY)....U.S. Soccer
     delayed action over the weekend on a proposed new women's
     league, "saying it needed more information from the National
     Soccer Alliance."  U.S. Soccer's Burton Haimes said that he
     was "hopeful of a meeting in the next two weeks with NSA
     representatives."  Meanwhile, NSA Exec Jen Rottenberg said
     that the primary investor in the women's league is Discovery
     Communications Founder & CEO John Hendricks (USA TODAY,
     10/6)....The IRL has added three races to its '98 schedule,
     bringing the total number of races to 11 with a season-
     opener on January 24 at Walt Disney World (IRL).
          WNBA: Just three days after being designated for a WNBA
     franchise, Detroit has sold more than 1,000 season tickets,
     which equals a third of the league requirement of 3,000 sold
     by November 10 (DETROIT NEWS, 10/7).  A WNBA touring team
     will be in Europe this Sunday and Tuesday for two games --
     one in Bonn, Germany, and the other in Como, Italy.  The
     trip concludes with exhibition activities in Paris around
     the McDonald's Championships (WNBA).

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