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LEAGUE NOTES

          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).

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