NBA: Last night's Nets-Cavs game drew 12,860 at Gund
Arena, the smallest crowd since the arena opened, and the
smallest at a Cavs game since December '92 at Richfield
Coliseum (BEACON JOURNAL, 11/17)....In N.Y., Peter Vecsey:
"Those fleeing the Warriors maintain the team can't possibly
be resuscitated unless owner Chris Cohan sells or removes
himself from all decision making" (N.Y. POST, 11/16).
NFL: Vikings board member Wheelock Whitney disputed a
report that Red McCombs had increased his offer for the team
to $185M (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/15). McCombs would
not comment on his offer, but said that although his "first
goal" is for San Antonio to have an NFL team, he has "no
intention" of moving the Vikings out of MN should he gain
control of the team (S.A. EXPRESS-NEWS, 11/15).
NOTES: Lamar Hunt's attorneys have appealed a Columbus
judge's ruling that "closed Hunt out as an owner" of the NHL
Blue Jackets (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 11/15)....Anaheim Sports
President Tony Tavares said that Disney would "take a look
at ownership" of an MLS franchise (L.A. TIMES, 11/14).