NHL GMs Reluctant To Make Major Rule Changes Bettman Talks Olympics, Concussions With NBC Survey Show MLS Popular With Teens Selig Gives No Hints On Next Commissioner MLBers Suffering From Qualifying Offer System? NASCAR Pushing Social Media For Drivers League Notes Big Season For MLS Arrives MLB Happy With Early Replay Results League Notes
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Published November 25, 1997
DISNEY SET TO ACQUIRE WPVA? Walt Disney "is in serious talks to acquire" the WPVA, according to a report in AD AGE. AD AGE: "At least one sports marketing executive familiar with the situation said the deal has been completed, but ABC executives said talks are still ongoing" (AD AGE, 11/24). NOTES: Indianapolis Motor Speedway has become part of the Int'l Race of Champions series, joining tracks at Daytona, FL; Fontana, CA and Brooklyn, MI. The IROC will race at IMS July 31, the day before the Brickyard 400 (STAR- NEWS, 11/25)...The AFL's Anaheim Piranhas have ceased operation. The league is reviewing options with respect to new ownership (AFL)....The CISL Portland Pride withdrew from the league but will work with the league to pursue an alternative to keep the team in operation (Mult., 11/20).