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Published May 27, 1998
The NHL Oilers are "fast running out of time" in their drive to sell at least 13,000 season tickets by May 31 in order to qualify for $2.5M from the NHL's Canadian Assistance Plan. With five days remaining, the team has sold "about" 11,400 tickets (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 5/27). ...Saturday's MLS MetroStars-Fusion game drew 56,404 to Giants Stadium, the biggest crowd in MetroStars history. The game was followed by an exhibition match between Colombia and Scotland (Bergen RECORD, 5/24)....MLB "shot down a proposal" by Hamilton County Treasurer Robert Goering that the county buy Marge Schott's controlling shares of the Reds. Acting Commissioner Bud Selig: "I don't see that happening" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 5/22)....In N.Y., Jay Glazer reported that final NFL attendance numbers showed the Jets trailed only the Chiefs and Broncos in total attendance figures for home and away games in '97 (N.Y. POST, 5/24). ....The Flyers have invited Hayley Wickenheiser, one of Canada's "top female ice hockey players," to the team's prospects camp (USA TODAY, 5/27).