The NHL Oilers are "fast running out of time" in their
drive to sell at least 13,000 season tickets by May 31 in
order to qualify for $2.5M from the NHL's Canadian
Assistance Plan. With five days remaining, the team has
sold "about" 11,400 tickets (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 5/27).
...Saturday's MLS MetroStars-Fusion game drew 56,404 to
Giants Stadium, the biggest crowd in MetroStars history.
The game was followed by an exhibition match between
Colombia and Scotland (Bergen RECORD, 5/24)....MLB "shot
down a proposal" by Hamilton County Treasurer Robert Goering
that the county buy Marge Schott's controlling shares of the
Reds. Acting Commissioner Bud Selig: "I don't see that
happening" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 5/22)....In N.Y., Jay
Glazer reported that final NFL attendance numbers showed the
Jets trailed only the Chiefs and Broncos in total attendance
figures for home and away games in '97 (N.Y. POST, 5/24).
....The Flyers have invited Hayley Wickenheiser, one of
Canada's "top female ice hockey players," to the team's
prospects camp (USA TODAY, 5/27).