October 16, 1997 |
In a move that likely will result in Kansas City or Milwaukee switching to the National League next season, baseball owners finally approved a realignment plan yesterday. Detroit will go from the American League East to the AL Central, and the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays will replace the Tigers in the AL East. The AL team to switch leagues will be designated after the World Series, and owners and officials said the Royals had first choice. If Kansas City declines, Milwaukee has agreed to move, they said.
November 18, 2003 |
The NBA's board of governors approved a realignment plan yesterday that creates three divisions of five teams each in the Eastern and Western conferences. The 76ers will remain in the Atlantic Division, joined by Boston, New Jersey, New York and Toronto. The expansion Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA's 30th team, were placed in the Eastern Conference and New Orleans was moved to the Western Conference. The Hornets previously played in Charlotte before moving to New Orleans two seasons ago. Joining the new Charlotte franchise in the Southeast Division, of the Eastern Conference, will be Atlanta, Miami, Orlando and Washington.
March 22, 2001 |
The NFL, which must realign its divisions when Houston rejoins the league for the 2002 season, will go down to the June 1 deadline before making a final decision. The league made that official yesterday, saying the teams would not be realigned next week during the annual spring meetings in Palm Desert, Calif. "We've considered well over 40 [realignment] plans," said Roger Goodell, the NFL executive vice president in charge of realignment. "There's no consensus. " The basic format for the increase from 31 to 32 teams already is approved: eight divisions of four teams each with a 16-game schedule that will include home-and-home games within the division, four games against another division in their conference, and four games against a team in the other conference.
December 4, 1998 |
Make plans to alter that time-honored phrase, Only in the Public League . . . The Catholic League yesterday claimed a spot in the you-won't-believe-this-one hall of fame when the principals voted to approve football realignment based on enrollment, but didn't approve it with enough conviction. Oh, baby. According to Cardinal Dougherty's Joanne Walls, president of the principals' group, the matter was labeled "a major issue. " On major issues, Walls said, the CL constitution states that a two-thirds majority, rather than a simple majority, is necessary to create change.
July 31, 1997 |
Acting commissioner Bud Selig presided at a three-hour meeting of baseball's realignment committee yesterday at Chicago's O'Hare Hilton and then told reporters, "The feeling about realignment is very positive. " But he refused to reveal the sentiment on a proposed 16-14 rearrangement that would change the makeup of the existing American and National leagues, possibly in time for the 1998 season. The indications are that as many as a half-dozen clubs are in strong opposition, including the Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers and both New York clubs, the Chicago Tribune reported.
February 27, 2013
The Washington Capitals shut down former teammate Alexander Semin and put together a second consecutive impressive performance, beating the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, 3-0, Tuesday night. Jets jolt Rangers Olli Jokinen scored twice and Evander Kane had a goal and an assist in the second period for the surging Winnipeg Jets, who completed a dominant road trip with a 4-3 victory over the injury-riddled and slumping New York Rangers. Penguins fall Tomas Kopecky recorded his first career hat trick, and Tomas Fleischmann had the go-ahead score for his 100th career goal, lifting the host Florida Panthers to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
January 7, 2012
The NHL said Friday that it won't go forward with its realignment plan and modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes. The changes were recently approved by the NHL's board of governors. The league said it will maintain its current alignment and playoff format next season. "It is unfortunate that the NHLPA has unreasonably refused to approve a plan that an overwhelming majority of our clubs voted to support and that has received such widespread support from our fans and other members of the hockey community, including players," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.
May 24, 2000 |
Apparently still searching for a consensus on a realignment plan, commissioner Bud Selig postponed the June meeting of baseball's owners. Selig, who had been contemplating a meeting in Detroit on June 13-14, did not set new dates. Under the realignment plan given the most attention, Arizona would move from the NL West to the AL West, Texas would move from the AL West to the AL Central and Tampa Bay would move from the AL East to the National League, which would realign into four four-team divisions with no wild-card berth.
December 9, 2004 |
Catholic League principals meet today to decide whether to approve a realignment plan that was passed by athletic directors on Tuesday. The new format, approved by a 10-6 vote, would create two football divisions based on the geography of city and suburban schools. More important, it would provide the league with a unified champion. From 1973 to 1980, the league divided its North and South divisions based on city-suburban locales. The six-year run of the much-criticized Red and Blue divisions - based on student enrollment - that produced separate champions will end. If the plan goes through, the City Division will consist of Archbishop Ryan, Cardinal Dougherty, Father Judge, Neumann-Goretti, North Catholic, Roman Catholic, St. Joseph's Prep, and West Catholic.
April 18, 1991 |
Saving the Naval Air Development Center from virtually closing up shop in Warminster is going to be an uphill battle, according to U.S. Rep. Peter H. Kostmayer. "This is a painful, difficult time," the Democrat said, speaking to about 60 people during a Warminster supervisors meeting Tuesday. Employees, contractors and residents held small signs that read "Save the NADC" as Kostmayer discussed the Defense Department's announcement Friday to close and consolidate military installations, including the research center on Street Road.