Source: Brady Appearing In Person For Hearing Giants' Mara Confident In NFL's Return To L.A. Judge Orders NHL To Turn Over Injury Data IndyCar To See Changes In '16 Schedule U.S. Masters Swimming Focuses On Fitness Brady, Goodell Ordered To Appear In Court Seau's Daughter Allowed To Speak At HOF Rousey's Star Grows With Latest UFC Fight Alternative Golf Games Growing In Popularity NFLPA Planning To File Special Injunction In Brady Case
SBD/8/Leagues Governing Bodies
DISCOVERY CHANNEL FOUNDER OPTS OUT OF WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
Published December 8, 1997
Application for a first-division women's pro league "is being dropped by the National Soccer Alliance [NSA] after withdrawal of its primary investor," Discover Channel CEO John Hendricks, according to Jerry Langdon of USA TODAY. The NSA "hoped" to start in '98 then seek sanctioning for 2000. But Langdon reports that the NSA was "opposed by many within U.S. Soccer because they feared it would detract" from the '99 Women's World Cup. NSA Exec Jen Rottenberg: "It's unfortunate but we don't have the financial support to keep an organization going" (USA TODAY, 12/8).