TEXAS SET FOR SUMMER (CLASSIC?); GUND TO HOST NBA IN '97?
NL President Len Coleman sent a memo to clubs assuring them
there will be an All-Star Game, whether it is made up of
replacements or regulars. The game will be held at The Ballpark
in Arlington, TX, the first time the Rangers will host the Game
(Gerry Fraley, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/9).
HELLO, CLEVELAND: Cleveland is "very close" to being named
the site of the NBA's 1997 All-Star Game, according to Burt
Graeff of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. Portland, Boston, and
Sacramento are the other cites which have expressed interest.
One NBA source tells Graeff: "It's virtually a done deal. I
expect an announcement to be made soon." The Indians will host
the '97 MLB All-Star Game at Jacobs Field (Cleveland PLAIN-