SBD/14/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

          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).

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