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Published November 7, 1997
NBA: In Atlanta, 41,122 tickets were sold as of yesterday afternoon for tonight's Bulls-Hawks game at the Georgia Dome, making it the largest crowd ever for a basketball game in Georgia (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/7). ...Amid reports that Chargers Owner Alex Spanos is interested in buying the NBA Kings, Kings Owner Jim Thomas told the SACRAMENTO BEE's Mark Kriedler that he has "no intention of selling the Kings now" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 11/6). MLB: In Baltimore, an editorial on Orioles Owner Peter Angelos, following the resignation of Manager Davey Johnson: "Peter Angelos is a man whose Horatio Alger story deserves to be the foundation of a legacy as rich and warm and grand as Baltimore. He is a man being dragged to earth by his cold, petty distractions" (Baltimore SUN, 11/7)....The MLB Giants' plan to raise ticket prices for all lower-level seats at 3Com Park next season was "unanimously approved" by the city's Parks and Rec Commission yesterday. Prices for lower box MVP seats will increase from $21 to $24, while lower box seats will increase from $16 to $18. Also, lower reserved goes from $13.50 to $15, senior lower reserved seats rise $1 and bleacher seats rise $0.50 (S.F. CHRONICLE, 11/7)....The Astros said ticket prices will remain the same for 65% of their seats in '98, increasing only for Diamond Level, Star Deck, Field Level and Loge Level seats (Carlton Thompson, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/7)....The MLB Cardinals unveiled an "eye-catching" new practice jersey, a new dugout jacket, and a new "Sunday Cap." In St. Louis, Dan O'Neill: "The red in the redbirds will be a little deeper shade ... the lines will be heavier" (ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, 11/5). GENERAL: In DC, Thomas Heath examines NFL teams' earnings potential at the gate due to new facilities, focusing on the Redskins. Redskins President John Kent Cooke: "We are now in a new era" (WASHINGTON POST, 11/7).