The Kansas City Kings have scheduled a meeting today to consider offers to move the club away. The NBA team is at odds with K.C. government over being reimbursed for losses expectable if the 1979-80 schedule is played in smaller Municipal Auditorium while Kemper Arena, wrecked by collapse of its root after the recent season, is unusable.
Orlando Cepeda, the former major league slugger, has been excused from paying a $10,000 fine for his 1976 during conviction (smuggling marijuana into Puerto Rico). The action by a U.S. magistrate in Philadelphia signals freedom shortly for Cepeda, who has been rounding out a prison term by serving time (the last two months) at a halfway house in Philly. Cepeda told the magistrate he lives with his wife and children at the home of a friend and his only income is $125 a week from a beer distributing firm . . .
Just because Muhammad Ali has retired doesn't mean, he insists, he isn't "out for blood" in his July 14 eivht-round exhibition fight with Bronco defensive giant Lyle Alzado. It's more than a fun date, Ali said for the benefit of Denver promoters who envision 60,000 paying customers . . .
Contract extension? How about Lonnie Shelton, newly signed by the NBA champion Seattle Super-Sonics through 1985-86.