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NFL Retirees Take Down Website On Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

A group of retired players and their counsel objecting to the preliminary NFL concussion settlement have voluntarily taken down their website, www.nflconcussionsettlementfacts.com . Last week, counsel for the class seeking approval of the settlement asked the federal court to shut down the sit...

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02/17/99
MEDIA NOTES

MORE ON SI AND MARV ALBERT: In Long Beach, Bob Keisser questions whether SI can "have it both ways," as it "turn[s] out a story on rogue male athletes who beat their spouses one day and paint swimsuit

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/17/99
HAKEEM'S DREAM COME TRUE: JUDGE WON'T BLOCK SITE PLANS

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels and Houston Mayor Lee Brown agreed Tuesday that they "will not interfere" with Rockets C Hakeem Olajuwon''s plans to develop the old World Trade Center site adjacent

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets

02/17/99
BETH DANIEL LANDS SLICK NEW MARKETING DEAL WITH SHELL

Shell will sponsor LPGA Tour player Beth Daniel for the remainder of the ''99 season. The deal calls for Daniel, who finished ''98 as the 59th top money winner, to display the Shell logo on her golf s

Tags: LPGA

02/17/99
IN A N.Y. MINUTE, EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE: MSG FORCES FAN DEAL

MSG is "forcing" WFAN-AM into a new deal which grants the network permission to broadcast Knicks and Rangers games, according to sources of CRAIN''S N.Y. BUSINESS. As part of a new deal, WFAN will con

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Madison Square Garden, New York Jets, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, YankeeNets

02/17/99
NASCAR RATING FINISHES UP 10% FROM LAST YEAR WITH A 9.5

Nielsen estimates that an average of 25.9 million viewers watched all or part of the Daytona 500 on Sunday on CBS. The race earned a 9.5/25 national Nielsen rating, up 10% from last year''s 8.6/23, ma

Tags: CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nielsen, Viacom

02/17/99
DEREK AND THE DOMINOS? JETER'S BIG WIN A FIRST FOR PLAYERS

A panel of arbitrators yesterday awarded Yankees SS Derek Jeter a $5M contract for the upcoming season rather than the $3.2M the Yankees had submitted, according to Rocca, Herrmann & Heyman of NEWSDAY

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

02/17/99
TOUGH DAY ON THE COURSE: FAMILY GOLF DROPS 44% ON THE STREET

NY-based Family Golf Centers "lost almost half its market value" yesterday, "plummeting 5 15/16, or 44%, to a 52-week low of 7 1/2," according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. FGC said its fourth-quarter e

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02/17/99
FROM THE SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL: ADIDAS EXTENDS NFL DEALS

adidas N.A. has entered into "individual sponsorship and marketing deals" with the 49ers, Redskins and Patriots, the three teams that the company will outfit next year in addition to the Bucs, which w

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, New England Patriots, NFL, Puma, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins

02/17/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS are having a new home built "just down the street from their parents'' place" in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Their attorney, KEVEN DAVIS, said the two sisters were "not rebelling

Tags: Boston Red Sox, CBS, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, NBC, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

02/17/99
IS CNBC'S GOLF PLAN ON PAR, OR WILL STRATEGY EARN A BOGEY?

After CNBC airs two rounds of the PGA Tour''s Tucson Open on February 27-28, the net''s first live sports programming ever, it will look at possibly adding more sports inventory, according to Stephen

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NBC, PGA Tour, Media

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