SBD/30/Leagues Governing Bodies

LEAGUE NOTES

          MLS: MLS Dir of Communications Dan Courtemanche said
     that Cincinnati is in line for an expansion franchise,
     "possibly as early as" 2000 or 2001.  If a team is granted,
     it would play at the Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium currently
     under construction.  Charlotte, Atlanta, San Diego, Houston,
     Philadelphia and Seattle or Portland are also under
     consideration (CINCINNATI POST, 4/29).
          THE FUTURE OF DH: ESPN's Tim Kurkjian examined the
     future of MLB's DH and said, "Any change in the DH will have
     to go through the players association and be done at the
     bargaining table.  And that will be a long, arduous
     process."  Cubs President & CEO Andy MacPhail: "It's one
     issue that will not be resolved to everybody's satisfaction,
     you can guarantee that, because people are passionate on
     both sides of the issue."  Acting MLB Commissioner Bud
     Selig: "If the American League clubs want to keep it, then
     they ought to keep it. ... It's going to take some type of
     crisis, some powerful moment -- maybe more realignment --
     something else that the American League clubs like where the
     DH becomes an issue.  If not, it's no issue" (ESPN, 4/29).
          PERFECT SPOT FOR WINTER MEETINGS: The NAPBL announced
     that Anaheim, CA, has been selected as the site of the '99
     Baseball Winter Meetings.  The convention will be co-hosted
     by the NAPBL and the Angels from December 10-14 (NAPBL). 
          CORRECTION: Tuesday's attendance numbers for the Mighty
     Ducks and Canucks in THE DAILY's chart comparing NHL team
     attendance before and after the league's midseason break for
     the Nagano Winter Games should have read as follows: 

                  PRE-NAGANO             POST-NAGANO          +/-
     TEAM    DATES  AVG.    %CAP    DATES    AVG.    %CAP      %
     ANA      29   17,027    99%     11     17,174   100%    + 1%
     VAN      27   17,221    93%     13     16,906    91%    - 2%

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