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Published March 24, 1998
NFL: Tom Clancy plans "to dump" his shares of the Orioles "so that cross-ownership won't be an issue" when the NFL votes on his bid for the Vikings. Partner Marc Ganis said that Clancy will "divest completely," but that "it will take some time" (PIONEER PRESS, 3/24)....The Patriots have mandated that players undergo mandatory classroom tutoring in conjunction with Northeastern Univ. during minicamp and training camp on subjects that include domestic violence, drug/alcohol education, postcareer preparation, financial planning, and racial issues (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/22). NOTES: In Chicago, Jay Mariotti on the White Sox's signing of Wil Cordero: "Only one owner was foolish enough to bring him in. That guy is [Jerry] Reinsdorf. Uncle Jerry embraces the belief that if the Sox win, you will come, even if certain players are worthy only of your scorn" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/24)....The Hawks have stopped selling tickets for their game Friday against the Bulls until they get permission from the Georgia Dome to sell an additional 10,000 obstructed-view seats, for $5-$10 (SUN-TIMES, 3/24). ...Mavs coach Don Nelson cancelled practice last Friday to devote the team's attention to TeamUp Day, which called for players and staff to continue work on a basketball court funded by F Samaki Walker (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/21).