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Published January 13, 1999
In S.F., Matier & Ross write that the 49ers "stadium flap" this week over the future of a stadium/mall complex shows "how up in the air the entire deal is." Matier & Ross: "At this point, it's not clear who's really running the 49ers -- and who will broker the final deal." While it "appears" that team co-Owner Eddie DeBartolo is "calling the shots," he is "barred from saying anything" official until he "gets the blessing" of the NFL (S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/13). NOTES: NHL Kings co-Owner Philip Anschutz's Anschutz Properties acquired a 30% interest in the Sparta Praha hockey club in Prague. Anschutz Properties President Bob Sanderman said the purchase "is part of other things" that the company is looking at in the Czech Republic that are not hockey related (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/13)....In Miami, Mike Phillips reports that prospective Marlins Owner John Henry invited three FL newspaper reporters to fly with him on his private jet to Carlsbad, CA, where MLB owners will vote to approve the sale of the team from Wayne Huizenga. Phillips calls the move "unprecedented" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/13)....In K.C., Jeffrey Flanagan writes that Royals prospective Owner Miles Prentice may offer S.A. Missions President Burl Yarbrough the position of Dir of Business Operations with the Royals (K.C. STAR, 1/13).