Braves, Falcons Pitch New Stadiums At Same Time Raiders Send Las Vegas Fan, Stadium Surveys Broadcast Nets Dropped From Class-Action Suit Panel Wants To Reduce Funding For Vegas Stadium NHL Prospects Coming From Warm-Weather Cities UFC Fighters Voicing Unhappiness Over Pay Falcons' McKay Confirms $200M Changes To Stadium NFL, NFLPA Partner With Cirque Du Soleil Four-Part Series Looks At NHL Concussions League Notes
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Published August 19, 1998
GOLF: GOLFWEEK's "Forecaddie" reports that LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts "would like to see the women's tour conduct five to six stand-alone 'senior' tournaments next season. And word is Eli Lilly & Co., which currently sponsors the Lilly Legends Series for LPGA Tour players 40- and-over ... is thinking about conducting one or two LPGA legends tournaments in '99" (GOLFWEEK, 8/15 issue)....The U.S. Justice Department filed a brief with a federal appeals court Tuesday supporting Casey Martin. In its brief, the Department said that the PGA Tour is covered under the ADA and "must abide by it" (USA TODAY, 8/19). OTHER NOTES: In S.F., Glenn Dickey calls the NFL exhibition season "the biggest boondoggle in sports" and recommends that the league schedule games "in smaller, non- NFL cities, where fans would be thrilled to see any NFL action because they can't see the teams in person during the season" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/19)....In L.A., Dana Haddad profiled pro beach volleyball, and noted that the AVP has reduced its prize money from $4M to $1.3M this year. AVP Interim CEO Harry Usher: "I don't think we'll get back to the $4 million-prize money in the very near future. I don't think it should ever get back to $4 million. ... I think the prize money has been paid when it should not have been paid. This operation has never had money" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 8/18).