NHL: In Edmonton, Alberta Treasury Branches will
announce today whether it will accept a local group's offer
to buy the NHL Oilers. Current Owner Peter Pocklington said
that the bid will be accepted, but the deal does not include
Coliseum Management Inc., which holds the lease on the
Coliseum (JOURNAL, 3/18)....The Predators said yesterday
they are 1,195 season tickets away from meeting the NHL's
condition of 12,000 season tickets by March 31 (Predators).
NOTES: NFL VP/Communications Greg Aiello said that
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "probably won't" make a decision
on the Vikings ownership dispute between Tom Clancy and team
President Roger Headrick "until Thursday" (PIONEER PRESS,
3/18)....Sonics Owner Barry Ackerley lent the team's plane
to the Univ. of WA Huskies for their flight to Greensboro,
NC, for their Sweet 16 appearance (SEATTLE TIMES, 3/17).