NEW YORK -- New York Knicks and Rangers owner James Dolan
has been hospitalized and is expected to undergo heart surgery
The 50-year-old CEO of Cablevision -- which owns the Knicks,
Rangers and Madison Square Garden -- checked into a hospital
Saturday to prepare for bypass surgery.
"His physicians expect him to make a full and complete
recovery," the company said in a statement.
Dolan led a successful fight this past summer against New York
mayor Michael Bloomberg to block the development of a stadium and
convention center in midtown Manhattan. The company felt that the
stadium, a key component of the city's failed Olympic bid and
prospective home for the New York Jets, would have competed with