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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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Interest in Saturday''s Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad welterweight title bout "is so high," it will be "the richest non-heavyweight bout ever," according to Steve Springer of the L.A. TIMES. The fig

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09/15/99
SURVEY FINDS THAT SKI DEMOS IN NEW ENGLAND ARE GETTING OLDER

A Longwoods Int''l survey delivered to 150 members of the New England Ski Industry Summit revealed that the average age of skiers in New England "rose" from 36.2 to 40.6 between ''94-98, while the "na

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09/14/99
HAVE WE SERENA IT ALL? WILLIAMS TAKING TENNIS WORLD BY STORM

In winning the U.S. Open, Serena Williams "immediately provided more power, more diversity, more marketability to a sport that, in America at least, had been declining in popularity," according to Fra

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09/14/99
VENUS, SERENA TO ENTER A WHOLE NEW MARKETING, MEDIA WORLD

The "surging careers" of Venus and Serena Williams "will make the price tags of their endorsement deals escalate," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES, who notes that with Venus Williams''

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09/13/99
LITTLE SIS STEALS THE SHOW: SERENA HAS A COMING-OUT PARTY

Serena Williams was a guest of today''s morning talk shows following her U.S. Open championship on Saturday. Williams became the first African-American to win a major women''s singles title since ''58

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09/13/99
FINAL ANALYSIS: RECORD CROWDS GRACE FLUSHING MEADOWS

A crowd of 584,490 attended the two-week event, setting a U.S. Open attendance record (N.Y. POST, 9/13). In Ft. Worth, Simon Gonzalez writes the previous high was 559,544 in ''97, the year Arthur Ashe

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09/10/99
FEELING GRAVITY'S PULL; ATP CZECH TOUR EVENT CANCELED

In Providence, Ellen Liberman reported that more than 200,000 fans are "expected to converge" for the final days of the Gravity Games, which run through Sunday. Liberman noted the heavy volume of fans

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09/09/99
WITHOUT SPONSORS, NO TICKET TO TELLURIDE FOR SNOWBOARD GAMES

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09/09/99
RACE FANS NATIONWIDE FLOCKED TO WINDOWS FOR SARATOGA MEET

The most "staggering" number to "emerge" from Saratoga Race Course''s 36-day ''99 meet that ended Monday was the "daily wagering average" of "nearly" $15.5M in on- and off- track wagering, according t

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08/30/99
IT'S OPEN SEASON...AND THAT MEANS BIG BUCKS FOR USTA

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