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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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PEROT UPS ANTE, EMERGES WITH MAVERICKS FULL HOUSE

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04/17/96
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04/16/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Buffalo Sabres, Burger King, Denver Broncos, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, MLS, NHL

04/16/96
LIGHTNING IGNITE TICKET SALES, ICE PALACE EYES NBA

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Tags: Franchises, NBA, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

04/16/96
INTERBREW PLANS TO KEEP A SHARE OF JAYS

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04/16/96
HICKS AHEAD IN MAVS SALE, COULD SEEK VENTURE WITH PEROT

Stars Owner Tom Hicks pulled ahead of Ross Perot Jr. in the quest to purchase the Mavericks when he exchanged a letter of intent with Owner Donald Carter. The DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports the "Carter-H

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04/16/96
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04/16/96
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04/15/96
SCHOTT IN THE DARK: REDS REVIVE OUT-OF-TOWN SCORES

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04/15/96
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