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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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MLB Giants Eyeing Mixed-Use Development

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Hornets Sell Second-Most New Season Tickets

The Hornets enter the '14-15 season having "attracted more new season ticket holders than any NBA team" except the Cavaliers, according to Jonathan McFadden of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The Hornets also "beat their own season ticket record." Counting partial plans and renewals, the team said that ...

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Sources: Rays Considering Move To Montreal

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Packers Using Radios To Enhance Experience

The Packers are giving some of their fans "half-dollar-size radio receivers that mount on one’s ear" for use "only on game days and only within or near Lambeau Field," according to Ken Belson of the N.Y. TIMES. The receivers "pick up only three channels: WTMJ, the team’s official radio s ...

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Braves Name Hart President Of Baseball Ops

The Braves on Thursday announced that John Hart has "signed a three-year contract" to become President of Baseball Operations, according to David O'Brien of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Hart "thought about it for a month while serving as interim GM, and decided to take team president John Schue ...

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Nets Offering "Loyalty Insurance"

The Nets are preparing for "renewals on all 4,400 All Access season tickets for the first time" since the arena opened in '12, but these tickets will now "come with loyalty insurance," according to Matthew Flamm of CRAIN'S N.Y. BUSINESS. Beginning with the '14-15 season, the team will "cover up to 1 ...

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Senators To Hold Tribute For Soldier Killed In Attack

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Franchise Notes

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Islanders Introduce New Owners

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Progress Slow On Hawks Sale

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