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04/12/96
LIFE EXPECTANCY SHORTENS FOR NASCAR'S SHORT TRACKS

This weekend''s First Union 400 "may be the last hurrah" for NC''s North Wilkesboro Speedway, one of NASCAR''s original "short tracks" that soon could give way to the newer, larger "superspeedways." J

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Walt Disney

04/12/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The "behind-the-scenes battle" between Blackhawks management (namely Owner Bill Wirtz) and NHL brass (namely Senior VP Brian Burke) "went public" yesterday when Wirtz produced a Burke letter promising

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, NHL

04/12/96
THE UNITED LEAGUE GOES THE WAY OF ALL MLB CHALLENGERS

The United League, which was announced during the ''94 strike as an alternative baseball league to MLB and was to have started in ''97, suspended operations without playing a game. The league attribut

Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox

04/11/96
STERN SAYS NBA IS READY TO EXAMINE IDEA OF WOMEN'S CIRCUIT

The NBA "took a step closer to big-time involvement in women''s basketball" yesterday when Commissioner David Stern said the league would examine "whether the time is right" for starting a U.S. women'

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

04/11/96
BASEBALL OWNERS REPORT $700M IN LOSSES OVER PAST TWO YEARS

MLB owners lost more than $700M during the ''94 and ''95 seasons, according to financial data released by the Commissioner''s Office to the AP. The 28 teams had operating losses of $376M in ''94, and

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Viacom

04/11/96
MASTERS OFFICIALS MAINTAIN "VEIL OF SECRECY"

Masters officials held their annual pre-tournament press conference. The message was familiar, according to Sheeley & Strauss of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION: "No significant changes." Augusta National Ch

Tags: CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Viacom

04/10/96
BASEBALL IN APRIL: FASTBALL, CURVEBALL, SNOWBALL

Yesterday''s home opener in New York, played amid snow and 40 degree temperatures, fueled another day of criticism for MLB''s early start this season. NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay --who recommends "Welcome

Tags: Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

04/10/96
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL GMs have been informed that next year''s salary cap will not grow much more above the current $40.7M, according to ESPN''s John Clayton. Clayton: "Here''s a scary prediction about a flat cap: By n

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Liberty, NFL, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

04/10/96
FRESNO, SAN JUAN AND BOWIE, MD, TO JOIN AAA LINEUP?

Fresno, CA, San Juan, PR, and Bowie, MD, will most likely receive Class AAA teams when the minors expand along with MLB in ''98. The WASHINGTON POST''s Robert Fachet reports Bowie and San Juan will li

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, R J Reynolds

04/10/96
WHAT DOES WEEKEND NO. 2 HOLD FOR MLS?

While the MLS inaugural game in San Jose drew 31,683, league officials "are bracing for more modest attendance totals this weekend" when five other MLS teams hold their season openers. None of this we

Tags: AEG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS

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