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Volume 24 No. 115
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     Dale Earnhardt has extended his contract to drive on the
Winston Cup circuit through 2000.  Earnhardt was believed to be
considering a move to becoming a Winston Cup car owner
(AP/INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 1/9)....A media tour of the
construction site of Bruton Smith's Texas Motor Speedway tomorrow
coincides with speculation the track could get a Winston Cup
event for September 29 (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/10)....The CFL
Grey Cup game in Hamilton will be held November 24, not December
8 as originally scheduled (Hamilton SPECTATOR, 1/9)....Noting the
PGA Tour's seemingly "endless" season with all the "second
season" events now scheduled in November and December, Tour
Commissioner Tim Finchem said they may have to "re-evaluate" how
they schedule the 4th quarter (N.Y. TIMES, 1/7)....With the MLBPA
yet to respond to the owners' November 15 labor proposal, one
owner compares MLBPA Exec Dir Don Fehr to UNC basketball coach
Dean Smith, the inventor of the four-corner offense (Jerome
Holtzman, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/7).