GOLF: GOLFWEEK's "Forecaddie" reports that LPGA
Commissioner Jim Ritts "would like to see the women's tour
conduct five to six stand-alone 'senior' tournaments next
season. And word is Eli Lilly & Co., which currently
sponsors the Lilly Legends Series for LPGA Tour players 40-
and-over ... is thinking about conducting one or two LPGA
legends tournaments in '99" (GOLFWEEK, 8/15 issue)....The
U.S. Justice Department filed a brief with a federal appeals
court Tuesday supporting Casey Martin. In its brief, the
Department said that the PGA Tour is covered under the ADA
and "must abide by it" (USA TODAY, 8/19).
OTHER NOTES: In S.F., Glenn Dickey calls the NFL
exhibition season "the biggest boondoggle in sports" and
recommends that the league schedule games "in smaller, non-
NFL cities, where fans would be thrilled to see any NFL
action because they can't see the teams in person during the
season" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/19)....In L.A., Dana Haddad
profiled pro beach volleyball, and noted that the AVP has
reduced its prize money from $4M to $1.3M this year. AVP
Interim CEO Harry Usher: "I don't think we'll get back to
the $4 million-prize money in the very near future. I don't
think it should ever get back to $4 million. ... I think the
prize money has been paid when it should not have been paid.
This operation has never had money" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 8/18).