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10/22/96
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999: NHL TABS TAMPA FOR '99 ALL-STAR GAME

The Lightning will host the ''99 NHL All-Star Weekend, January 21-24, 1999, at the Ice Palace. Along with the All-Star game, over 40,000 fans are expected to attend the Pinnacle NHL FANtasy, January 2

Tags: Acushnet, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

10/22/96
NBA VETERANS FEELING THE PINCH FROM NEW LABOR DEAL

NBA salaries under the new CBA is examined by Lacy Banks in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Banks writes, "Don''t be fooled by the fact that the average salary is $2 million, a record, and that there are 252 p

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

10/21/96
ALDRIDGE: NBA USING PRESEASON TO LOOK AT ALTERNATE REFEREES

ESPN''s David Aldridge reports the NBA is taking a "good look" at rookie referees during the preseason who could be hired as replacements if the league loses several veteran refs to the ongoing IRS in

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

10/21/96
MLS CONCLUDES YEAR ONE: EXPANSION ON HOLD UNTIL '99

DC United defeated the L.A. Galaxy 3-2 in overtime to win the inaugural MLS Cup ''96. Despite heavy rains, 34,643 attended the game at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Of 42,368 tickets sold, only 7,72

Tags: ABC, AEG, DC United, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, Walt Disney

10/21/96
SELIG STILL AWOL AS LABOR TALKS HEAT UP IN NEW YORK

MLB labor negotiators met Sunday for the third straight day in New York "amid optimism than an agreement between players and owners was near," but the absence of Acting Commissioner Bud Selig "prevent

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

10/21/96
ABL OPENS TO STRONG CROWDS

The ABL women''s basketball league debuted over the weekend. On Friday, 8,767 watched the Rage-Blizzard in Hartford. In Denver, 5,513 watched the Reign-Xlposion and a sellout of 4,550 saw the Glory-La

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Time Warner, WNBA

10/18/96
MLS CLAIMS WIN IN OPENING SEASON; AIMS TO FIX TROUBLE SPOTS

MLS concludes its inaugural season with MLS Cup ''96 in Foxboro, MA on Sunday. The game, matching DC United-L.A. Galaxy, will be seen live on ABC at 3:30pm ET. As MLS execs review the season, there''s

Tags: ABC, AEG, DC United, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, NFL, NHL, Walt Disney

10/18/96
LEAGUE NOTES

CFL Chair John Tory told Marty York in the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL that the CFL folding this year and resurrecting next season under a new name to eliminate debt and the "meddlesome" players association

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NHL, Vulcan Ventures

10/18/96
ABL TIPS OFF AMID QUESTIONS ON LEAGUE'S STAYING POWER

The ABL women''s professional basketball league begins its inaugural 40-game season tonight. Eight teams are featured in a four month schedule culminating in an ABL championship in February. The eight

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Nike, Philadelphia 76ers, Reebok, WNBA

10/17/96
LEAGUE NOTES

More than 35,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday''s MLS Cup ''96 in Foxboro, MA (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/17). MLS Commissioner Doug Logan is interviewed in USA TODAY. Logan: "We''re satisfied with where we

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, ATP, ESPN, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, Nike, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

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