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LEAGUE NOTES

          NFL: In N.Y., Mike Freeman reported that Giants GM
     George Young "is expected" to take a high-ranking NFL front
     office job for next season.  The position will be similar to
     a VP or Deputy Commissioner (N.Y. TIMES, 11/23)....NFL
     Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "apparently is getting nowhere
     in his efforts to get owners and players" to extend the CBA
     to seven or eight years "and use it to get more money" from
     TV (Will McDonough, BOSTON GLOBE, 11/23). 
          GENERAL: Univ. of TN junior Chamique Holdsclaw, the
     "greatest player in women's college basketball," was
     profiled by Jere Longman of the N.Y. TIMES.  Although both
     the WNBA and ABL have criteria against drafting college
     players, ABL CEO Gary Cavalli said it would be "hard to
     speculate how one would react" if Holdsclaw left school
     early.  Cavalli: "At the point Chamique made her decision,
     we would re-evaluate" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/23)....NBPA Exec Dir
     Billy Hunter said it would challenge the fine and three-game
     suspension imposed by the NBA on Blazers G Isaiah Rider for
     allegedly spitting on a fan while in Detroit.  Hunter
     claimed Rider was provoked by a drunken fan who "threatened"
     Rider and his family.  Hunter: "While no one condones
     spitting, the League must behave responsibly by fully
     investigating the circumstances, rather than acting first
     and asking questions later" (NBPA).

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