SATURDAY, OCT. 4, 1997


The NHL Stars and NBA Mavericks and the city of Dallas announced they will build a new downtown arena, although a site has not been selected. The facility will be jointly financed, and in return, the Stars and the Mavericks have committed to staying in Dallas for 30 years.

Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad signed a letter of intent that could send the baseball team to North Carolina if the Legislature refuses to build a publicly financed ballpark.

The San Diego Padres exercised the $3.75 million option on first baseman Wally Joyner’s contract for the 1998 season. In his 12th big-league season, Joyner had a career-high .327 batting average in 1997, fifth in the N.L.

Take Chances, driven by Wally Hennessey, won the 105th Kentucky Futurity in Lexington, the third jewel in trotting’s triple crown, covering the mile in 1:58-3/5.

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