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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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FLORIDA PANTHERS HOLDINGS EYES EXPANSION IN HOTEL MARKET

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11/19/97
CFL STAMPEDERS, FEELING TIMES ARE RIGHT, LOOK TO GO PUBLIC

The CFL Calgary Stampeders will conduct an IPO of C$2.5M on the Alberta Stock Exchange, "making them the first Canadian-based football club to go public," according to Gayle Macdonald of the Toronto G

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11/14/97
SPORTSLINE'S FIRST DAY OF TRADING A SUCCESS AS STOCK RISES

Fort Lauderdale-based SportsLine USA''s stock "soared" nearly 22% in its first day of trading, according to David Altaner of the Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. SportsLine sold 3.5 million shares, openi

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11/12/97
MONARCHY/REGENCY POUNCES ON PUMA, DOUBLING ITS STAKE

Entertainment company Monarchy/Regency has increased its shareholding in Germany-based Puma AG from 12.5% to 25%. Monarchy/Regency purchased its initial stake in the company last November (Monarchy/Re

Tags: Finance, Puma

11/12/97
SEIZE THE MARMENT: CT-BASED MARKETING GROUP ACQUIRES EMG

CT-based The Marment Group has acquired 50% of NY-based entertainment and marketing firm, Entertainment Management Group (EMG). Terms were not disclosed. EMG''s clients will form the basis of a new en

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11/11/97
MARRIOTT TO CHAMPION 20 NEW SPORTS BARS AND RESTAURANTS

MD-based Marriott International "intends to spend $447,000 to purchase the rights to the Champion Sports memorabilia brand, part of a push to open sports-oriented bars and restaurants," according to t

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11/06/97
FASHION TRENDS LEAD TO A DROP IN SALES FOR ATHLETIC SHOES

Industry experts say that sales in the athletic shoe market "will be flat this year, mainly because of an unexpected drop in basketball shoe demand," according to CNBC''s Amanda Grove on "The Edge." F

Tags: Converse, Fila USA, Finance, Nike, Washington Nationals

11/06/97
ROLLERBLADE SKATING TO NEW JERSEY AS MANY WILL LOSE JOBS

Over the "next several months," corporate owner Benetton Sportsystems "will shift the bulk of Rollerblade''s administrative departments" to its Princeton, NJ, North American headquarters, according to

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11/05/97
EARNING REPORTS: ADIDAS REPORTS STRONG PROFITS FOR 3Q

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Tags: Converse, Fila USA, Finance, Int'l Speedway Corp., Washington Nationals

11/05/97
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