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     With a '96 start postponed due to stadium and ownership
problems, UBL President Mike Stone reaffirmed the league plans to
start with a 154-game schedule in March '97.  Stone promises a
"rather major announcement" next month, likely concerning
experiments the league may be considering on the rules and speed
of the game (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/29).... James Bassett III,
President of Breeders' Cup Limited, announced that Hollywood Park
will be the site of the '97 Championship (Breeders' Cup)....The
AVP announced its '96 Miller Lite/AVP Tour schedule, with the
outdoor season starting March 8 in Las Vegas.  Five of the tour's
stops will be franchised out to on-site promoters, including two
to P.S./Stargames, the firm managed by AVP CEO Jerry Solomon
(AVP)....So far this season, the NBA has levied 44 fines for
$261,500 and suspended 28 players for a total of 31 games.  Last
season, there were 35 fines for $305,500 and 12 players suspended
for 21 games (USA TODAY, 2/29).