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SBD/7/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published November 7, 1997
The payrolls of each NBA team were listed in the Newark STAR-LEDGER by Dave D'Allesandro. The top three, in millions: Bulls, $61.87M; Knicks $53.70M; Magic, $42.48M (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 11/6)....The impact of the NHL's six "prominent" unsigned Group II free agents on the early part of the league's season is examined by SI's Michael Farber. Fox/MSG hockey analyst John Davidson: "I understand business, but the [1994-95] lockout beat us up, and I'd put these players' being out only a little behind that" (SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, 11/10 issue)....The Corel WTA Tour's Kremlin Cup in Moscow will increase its '98 prize money to over US$1M, making it the eight WTA Tour event to top the million dollar mark in prize money. This year's Cup set an attendance record with 59,397 for the week, more than triple its previous best of 17,000 (Corel WTA Tour).