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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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10/30/14
IndyCar Announces '15 Schedule

The ’15 Verizon IndyCar Series today formally unveiled its '15 schedule, a "17-race slate with two new venues,” according to Tony DiZinno of NBCSPORTS.com. The schedule “drops from 18 races in 2014." The number of doubleheader races also “has dropped and the second ...

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10/29/14
NFL Team Could Bring U.K. More Than $250M A Year

An NFL franchise in London "could generate more than" $250M (all figures U.S.) a year for the U.K., according to a study cited by Rob Harris of the AP. The study by Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, also "casts doubt on the feasibility of a Super Bowl in the British ca ...

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10/28/14
Bishop Again Apologizes For Poulter Comments

Former PGA of America President Ted Bishop this morning again apologized for the comments he made regarding Ian Poulter that led to the organization impeaching him from office last Friday. Appearing on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," Bishop said, "I guess there had been a lot of emotions that had be ...

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10/28/14
Wembley To Host Three NFL Games In '15

Wembley Stadium "will host another three NFL games next year" as the league "continues to expand its push" into the U.K. market, according to the BBC. Sunday's Lions-Falcons game marked the second of three NFL games at Wembley this season, and NFL U.K. Managing Dir Alistair Kirkwood said "to expect ...

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10/28/14
MLS Realigns Conferences For '15 Season

Sporting KC and the Dynamo "will relocate" to MLS' Western Conference for the '15 season in "a long-anticipated move," according to Sam McDowell of the K.C. STAR. The realignment "is a chain reaction to the league’s announcement that Chivas USA will cease operations ." Expansion teams NYC FC ...

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10/28/14
NFLPA Looks To Dismiss Head Injury Complaint

The NFLPA and two of its former player presidents asked a Missouri federal court late last week to dismiss a complaint filed by former players alleging the union and presidents had ignored the threat of head injuries. The NFLPA filed its own motion, and Kevin Mawae and Trace Armstrong filed a joint ...

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10/28/14
League Notes

In Phoenix, Ronald Hansen notes both the Giants and Royals play Spring Training in the Cactus League and "could see a boost at the turnstiles next spring -- especially for the Royals." There "have been nine Cactus League teams in the World Series" since '00, not counting the '14 iteration. Teams tha ...

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10/27/14
Sources: NFL Owners, Execs Talking L.A.

NFL owners and execs have been holding "ongoing semi-regular conference calls" regarding the topic of relocation to L.A., according to sources cited by Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. For the "past six months or more there have been a series of calls between select owners and the NFL office discu ...

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10/27/14
PGA's Bishop Believes Ouster Was Too Harsh

Ousted PGA of America President Ted Bishop "had no second thoughts about his choice of words for more than an hour" after calling golfer Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on social media Thursday evening, according to Jaime Diaz of GOLF WORLD MONDAY. Bishop said, "To be honest with you, there was no hesitati ...

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10/27/14
NFL Refutes New London Report

The NFL is refuting a London Daily Mail report that five games will be played in London next year, according to separate tweets from ESPN’s Darren Rovell and the N.Y. Post’s Bart Hubbuch ( THE DAILY ). In London, Alex Miller in the initial report noted the likelihood of London "beco ...

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