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Published April 15, 1998
NBA Commissioner David Stern denied the Knicks' protest of last Sunday's game against the Heat, although he "agreed that the call by the official Bob Delaney that disallowed Allan Houston's game-winning shot ... was wrong." Stern ruled that the error was "one of judgement, not a misapplication of the rules" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/15)....USA Hockey Exec Dir Dave Ogrean said it is "too early to tell what impact there might be from sponsors or donors" as a result of the U.S. men's hockey team's actions in Nagano. Ogrean added that all sponsors were signed up for deals of 2-7 years and "[n]o one has tried to bail out," but admitted that the team's actions "might affect" how sponsors evaluate future relationships (USA TODAY, 4/15)....Acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is profiled by Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Selig, on the state of MLB: "We have a great chance at an all-time attendance record, and that's without the expansion teams" (STAR TRIBUNE, 4/15).