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SBD/7/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published October 7, 1997
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).