Sources: Two Issues Remain Before Pistons Move Backlash Continues To Heap On Giants, NFL MLS Sees Gains Across All Network Partners Developers Exploring Arena Near Scottsdale Padres' Preller Discusses Role Going Forward Adam Silver Talks Jordan's CBA Involvement NFL Ad Sales Are Down 14% From Last September Celtics President Talks '16 Challenges Magic's D-League Site Coming Soon Fanatics To Get Rights To NHL Playoff Apparel
Published November 17, 1997
NBA: Last night's Nets-Cavs game drew 12,860 at Gund Arena, the smallest crowd since the arena opened, and the smallest at a Cavs game since December '92 at Richfield Coliseum (BEACON JOURNAL, 11/17)....In N.Y., Peter Vecsey: "Those fleeing the Warriors maintain the team can't possibly be resuscitated unless owner Chris Cohan sells or removes himself from all decision making" (N.Y. POST, 11/16). NFL: Vikings board member Wheelock Whitney disputed a report that Red McCombs had increased his offer for the team to $185M (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/15). McCombs would not comment on his offer, but said that although his "first goal" is for San Antonio to have an NFL team, he has "no intention" of moving the Vikings out of MN should he gain control of the team (S.A. EXPRESS-NEWS, 11/15). NOTES: Lamar Hunt's attorneys have appealed a Columbus judge's ruling that "closed Hunt out as an owner" of the NHL Blue Jackets (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 11/15)....Anaheim Sports President Tony Tavares said that Disney would "take a look at ownership" of an MLS franchise (L.A. TIMES, 11/14).