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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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11/12/04
Action Tour Adds Winter Series

L.A.-based Pro Sports & Entertainment Inc. (PSEI) has entered into agreements to purchase the three-year-old American FreeSki Tour (AFT) from promoter Craig Elledge. PSEI will merge the AFT with its C

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11/11/04
L.A. Marathon Gets Cash Influx

L.A. Marathon Inc. partners William Burke and Marie Patrick sold their controlling interest in the race to Chicago-based Devine Racing for over $15M, according to Patrick McGreevy of the L.A. TIMES. B

Tags: Events and Attractions, Track & Field

11/11/04
Sports Media & Technology Day 2

By Joe Oliver , Correspondent Fox Sports President Ed Goren The Street & Smith’s Sports Group Sports Media & Technology conference concluded in N.Y. yesterday, and during a panel discussion, titled “The Future of Televised S ...

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11/10/04
Sports Media & Technology Notes

By Joe Oliver, Correspondent Street & Smith’s Sports Group’s Sports Media & Technology 2004 conference began yesterday at the InterContinental Barclay New York. The following presents highlights from

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11/05/04
ESPN Ups Outdoor Games Ante

ESPN “wants more money to bring the Great Outdoor Games back to Madison,” but the city does not “know how much more,” according to James Edward Mills of the WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL. ESPN Senior VP/Pro

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11/03/04
Marathoners Selling Race Spots

Some runners with entries in the ING N.Y. Marathon are using the Internet “to scalp their spots for as much as $1,000,” according to Jeremy Olshan of the N.Y. POST. Some potential buyers even promise a “respectable finish time -- which is significant because they’d be running under the ...

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11/01/04
Lone Star Hosts Successful Cup

The Breeders’ Cup made its debut at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Saturday, and Breeders’ Cup President D.G. Van Clief Jr. indicated that the track “was a possibility to host in 2009, 201

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10/29/04
Texas' Breeders' Cup Sold Out

Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, hosts its first Breeders’ Cup Saturday, marking only the third time the event will be held outside New York, California, Florida or Kentucky. In San Antonio, Pa

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10/22/04
Boston Mayor Eyes Booze Ban

After a number of public disturbances in Boston following the Red Sox ALCS Game Seven win over the Yankees, Boston Mayor Tom Menino said that the city is “considering ‘drastic measures,’ including ban

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10/22/04
NFL Keeping Pro Bowl In Hawaii

The state of Hawaii signed a new contract with the NFL this week to keep the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium through ’09, according to Dayton Morinaga of the HONOLULU ADVERTISER. NFL Senior VP/Special Event

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