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Volume 24 No. 160
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     Agent Bill Strickland denied NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ
Granik's recent comments that the CBA with players was "98 to 99
percent written" before new NBPA negotiators slowed down the
process.  Strickland, who called the league's lawsuit against the
union and six key agents "ridiculous":  "As we all know, things
that are agreed to verbally don't always work out the same way
when two sides try to sit down and write the agreement. ... It's
just that the players are taking a firm stance in how things are
traded off" (Frank Hughes, WASHINGTON TIMES, 3/26)....The AHL has
surpassed the 3 million mark in league attendance for the second
straight year and is on pace to break last year's record
(AHL)....Following low attendance and player complaints, the
Senior PGA Tour is weighing a move of the Liberty Mutual Legends
of Golf from PGA West in La Quinta, CA, to FL -- possibly as soon
as '97 (USA TODAY, 3/26).