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Volume 24 No. 156
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     On ESPN's "Sports Reporters," Mitch Albom noted the
superiority of NHL overtimes compared to other sports:  "You
watch 10 straight minutes of overtime in hockey before you get a
chance to take a breath and have to see a commercial (ESPN,
5/26)....Tryouts for the women's ABL began in Atlanta.  Over 550
players were expected (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 5/27)....In Ft.
Worth, columnist Gil LeBreton on the NBA playoffs: "I'm not down
on the NBA. I'm just distressed that commissioner Stern and his
apostles seem to think the league is in its ascendancy.  Yeah
right.  Them and Prince Charles" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 5/26).
In New York, Bill Madden with MBLPA Exec Dir Don Fehr's failure
to counter MLB negotiator Randy Levine's recent "movement," there
is a "growing belief" that the only way to get a labor deal in
baseball "is if the agents get involved from the union's side"
(N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/26).