NASCAR's France Wants No Rebel Flags At Events NHL Panthers Fans Pack Arena For Draft Federal Court Upholds Back Pay Ruling For USTA With Rolling Stones, IMS Eyes Non-Racing Events MLB Planning S.F.-Based Replay Center Las Vegas NHL Group Prepares Bid MMA Bill Stalls In New York Assembly NHL Opening Up Expansion Process Opinions Differ On Brady Deflategate Testimony CFL Enters New Era Under Commissioner Orridge
SBD/25/Leagues Governing Bodies
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).