Manfred Talks Pace Of Play, Other Plans In Q&A Cohon Will Not Return As CFL Commissioner Interest In FedExCup Playoffs Builds League Notes Report: NFL Eyes Pay-To-Play For SB Halftime Analytics On The Rise In NFL MLB Execs: Reinsdorf's Power Play Will Cost Him NFL Preseason Looks Safe At Four Games How Selig Ranks Among MLB Commissioners Bristol's Spring NASCAR Date Moving To April
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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).