Anticipation High For Griner's WNBA Debut U.S. Drivers Make Up One Third Of Indy 500 Field FS Midwest Not Changing MLB Telecasts NASCAR Struggles With Last-Minute Ticket Buyers MLS Team Execs Forecast League's Eventual Expansion NWSL Averaging Over 4,000 Per Game Six Weeks In NFL Looking At Mid-May For Draft Westwood Calls For More European Events LeBron James Leads NBA In Shoe Sales Goodell Confirms Date Change For NFL Draft
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/14/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published April 14, 1998
MLB: For its 30 Opening Days, MLB drew 1,349,544 fans, for an average of 44,985 per game. That was second only to the record set in '93 and was 158,459 more than the '97 total of 1,191,085. This season's average attendance was 5.7% higher than last year's average of 42,566 (MLB). MLB had 28 openers in '97 (THE DAILY). NOTES: The Knicks filed a protest yesterday, asking the league to reverse referee Bob Delaney's call on Sunday which ruled that Allan Houston's shot came after time expired in the Knicks' 82-81 loss to the Heat (N.Y. TIMES, 4/14). ...CART has acquired Pro-Motion Agency, Ltd., the company that owns and operates the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship open-wheel racing series. The series has 12 races in '98 and is CART's second-series acquisition after purchasing the PPG Dayton Indy Lights Series (CART).