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04/26/96
STADIUM NOTES

In Charlotte, a tenth-of-an-acre island between Carolinas Stadium and a power plant is on the block for $2M despite a current tax value of $119,780. The owners, Anson County textile company, feel the

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04/26/96
ESPN CHILTON POLL: BULLS CLOSEST COMPETITION? "NONE"

ESPN Chilton surveyed self-identified NBA fans age 12 and above on their favorite teams and players. Sample sizes are in parentheses (THE DAILY). JAN- OCT- JAN- OCT- FAVORITE MAR ''96 DEC ''95 FAVORIT

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

04/26/96
DRUCKER SAYS ARENA BALL IS HERE TO STAY

On the eve of its 10th anniversary, AFL Commissioner Jim Drucker was interviewed on ESPNET''s SportsZone about the league''s endurance and plans for expansion. Citing a renewed "quality of ownership,

Tags: AFL, AEG, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/26/96
NBA PLAYERS' UNION FILES SUIT AGAINST THE LEAGUE

The NBPA has filed a lawsuit against the NBA claiming the league artificially reduced the salary cap last season and failed to make benefit payments for several seasons, according to the HOUSTON CHRON

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

04/26/96
MULTI-SPORT COMPLEX PROPOSED FOR PITTSBURGH'S NORTH SHORE

Riverboat mogul John Connelly has proposed a "North Shore Entertainment Complex" for Pittsburgh that would include a new hockey arena and baseball stadium built next to a refurbished Three Rivers Stad

Tags: Facilities

04/26/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Twins have sold 52,901 more tickets this year than for the first 13 games of last season (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 4/26)....Hugo Powell, COO of Interbrew''s North American division, said the comp

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cablevision, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Blue Jays, Vulcan Ventures

04/26/96
THE HUB NOT CUP CRAZY, NOT CUP NUTS?

"Boston playoff hockey seems like Pittsburgh playoff baseball -- empty," according to the BOSTON GLOBE, as 2,500 seats remained unoccupied when the Bruins hosted the Panthers in the first playoff game

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04/26/96
SOCCER AND BASKETBALL SHOES SHOW HIGHEST PRICE INCREASES

Soccer and basketball shoes showed the highest increases in average price for sports shoes in ''95, rising 9.0% and 7.7% respectively, according to data released by the National Sporting Goods Associa

04/26/96
WARSAW SPORTS MARKETING ANNOUNCES LIST OF MAY SPEAKERS

The Univ. of Oregon''s James Warsaw Sports Marketing Center announced speakers for their Warsaw May Speakers Series. The list: DOUG SINGLE, GM/CEO ''98 Nike World Masters Games, May 1; DAVE ALLEN & MI

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

04/26/96
ABL PLANS NOT DERAILED BY NEWS OF NBA WOMEN'S LEAGUE

The NBA''s women''s basketball league won''t change the plans of the American Basketball League, another women''s league scheduled to start its first season this fall. Steve Hams, an ABL founder, said

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