NHL's Oly Participation, CBA Still Linked? MLS Moving Towards Younger Int'l Stars Randy Couture Criticizes UFC's Treatment Of Athletes League Notes MMA Attorneys Trade Accusations Phil Jackson Talks LeBron, Marijuana Use White Believes MMAAA Made Mistake With Rebney Sources: NHL, Union Could Continue Bye Weeks NFLPA Launches New Business Accelerator Sources: '17-18 NBA Season To Start Earlier
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).