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Published March 31, 1998
Univ. of TN star Chamique Holdsclaw, who will stay in school for her senior year, has taken out an insurance policy with American Specialty Underwriters (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/31)....The USGA will allow Casey Martin to use a cart during qualifying for the U.S. Open. The USGA, which was not a party to Martin's suit against the PGA Tour, said it will abide by the "spirit" of the court decision (REUTERS, 3/31)....The USBL relocated its Philadelphia Power to Camden, making them the Camden Power. The team, owned by Gerald Mitchell and Fred Colon, will play at Rutgers Univ.- Camden stadium, which will be leased for $1,000 a game (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/31)....FIFA General Sec. Sepp Blatter formally confirmed that he is a candidate for president to replace the outgoing Joao Havelange. The only other declared candidate is Lennart Johansson, of UEFA, European football's governing body. The FINANCIAL TIMES' Jimmy Burns: "Some Fifa insiders believe that the race for the presidency could be so divisive as to leave the way open for Mr. Havelange to stay on for a while as a 'compromise' chief." The election is in June (FINANCIAL TIMES, 3/28).