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          In Toronto, Al Strachan reports that the NHL is
     "starting to work on schedule variations" for the Stanley
     Cup Playoffs "designed to keep the playoffs rolling."  In
     some cases, there would be "no days off between games, even
     when teams are switching cities."  NHL VP/Hockey Affairs
     Colin Campbell, on possibly revising the schedule: "We are
     not compressing it" (TORONTO SUN, 3/2)....In Providence,
     Paul Kenyon writes that the Shaw's Pro Summer League 2000,
     to be held July 17-23 in MA, will feature ten NBA teams, up
     from eight last year (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 3/2)....CBA Owner
     Isiah Thomas, on smaller markets in the league such as La
     Crosse, WI: "Markets such as this, I believe, will become
     our best markets because we really have a captive audience
     and people are passionate about the sport" (La Crosse
     TRIBUNE, 3/1)....The Spring Football League (SFL) announced
     that its inaugural season, called "Festival 2000," will
     begin on April 29.  SFL teams in Houston, L.A., Miami and
     San Antonio will play a four-game schedule plus a
     championship game in Miami on May 27 (SFL).