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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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11/04/97
NEW BOARD COULD DELIST RESTRUCTURING L.A. GEAR

Three weeks after gaining control of "ailing" L.A. Gear, its new board announced a "restructuring," eliminating the jobs of "about" 60% of the roughly 100 employees at headquarters in Santa Monica, CA

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11/04/97
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Evenflo and Spalding Holdings Corp., parent of Spalding Sports Worldwide, has signed a letter of intent to acquire certain assets of the Ben Hogan Company, primarily in exchange for stock in Evenflo &

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11/03/97
DON'T CRY FOR THEM: TEAR DROP TO ACQUIRE TOMMY ARMOUR GOLF

NJ-based Tear Drop Golf Co. is expected to announce today an agreement to acquire Tommy Armour Golf Co. from U.S. Industries for "about" $24.5M in stock and cash, according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL.

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11/03/97
WITH BUSINESS "OFF," FILA ANNOUNCES LAYOFFS IN MD

Fila Holding SpA confirmed Saturday that it has "laid off" 32 workers, 24 of them at its U.S. headquarters and distribution facility in Sparks, MD, according to the Baltimore SUN. Fila Senior VP Howe

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10/31/97
EARNINGS REPORT: STARTER "SLUGGISH" IN APPAREL SALES

CT-based Starter Corp. reported that third-quarter net income "fell" 49% as a result of "sluggish apparel sales," according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The company said net income fell to $5.6M, or $.

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10/30/97
INTEL AND MITSUBISHI BUY STAKE IN SPORTSLINE USA

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10/30/97
SUN-SENTINEL LOOKS AT FINANCIAL IMPACT OF SERIES ON SOUTH FL

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10/29/97
HUIZENGA AGREES THAT IT'S ELWAY OR THE HIGHWAY FOR AUTO DEAL

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10/27/97
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