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Published April 7, 1998
NFL: In Cleveland, Tony Grossi reported that Ravens PSL sales "are stalled at about 50,000," 10,000 shy of their goal for the 68,400-seat stadium, according to Tony Grossi of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Grossi also noted that Earnest Byner has taken a position in the Ravens' office, combining community relations and player personnel duties (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 4/5)....Rams Minority Owner Stan Kroenke has increased his piece of the club from 30% to 40%, "but there is no timetable for a possible buyout of majority owner Georgia Frontiere" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 4/5). NOTES: The Lightning's ownership situation was examined by Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, on Lightning Majority Owner Takashi Okubo: "I've never said I had to meet him, but I want to meet him. I want to talk to him about how to improve his team. ... If the result of getting the franchise sold is not meeting him, I'll live with it" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/6)....CA businessman Bill Scripps has agreed in principal to sell his Class A Augusta GreenJackets minor league baseball team to Boston businessmen Michael and Jeffery Savit. The deal is expected to be completed by May 1, pending approval by the South Atlantic League (Rob Mueller, AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, 4/5).