Friday's Hurricanes-Rangers crowd drew 19,358, the
largest home crowd in Hurricanes history (NEWS & OBSERVER,
11/22). The crowd included 8,000 game day walk-ups (N.Y.
POST, 11/22). Sunday's Hurricanes home game against the
Flames was played before 5,516 fans, "the smallest crowd to
see an NHL game this season" (NEWS & RECORD, 11/24).
MLB: While Sonics Owner Barry Ackerley "is willing to
be a major investor" in Don Smiley's venture to purchase the
Marlins, should Smiley's bid fail, Ackerley "appears ready
to step in and put together his own group." Ackerley would
not move the team because his company has "large business
interests in Florida" (Frank Hughes, NEWS TRIBUNE, 11/24).