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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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NFL Reportedly Interested In Using Ref-Cams

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NASCAR's France Calls RTA Unnecessary

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NBA Summer League Sees Record Attendance

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NFL Notes

USA TODAY's Chris Korman wrote it is "fair to ask what has taken so long for the NFL to come up with a ruling" following the arrest of Ravens RB Ray Rice this offseason for aggravated assault on his wife. Rice has "already met with league representatives," so the NFL and the Ravens "should have been ...

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MLB Seeing Success With Replay System

The consensus on MLB instant replay midway through its first season "is that baseball got -- or at least is getting -- it right," according to Paul White of USA TODAY. The system itself "remains under constant review." But MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said, "We had no right to expect it would be ...

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Chicago, L.A. Finalists To Land '15 NFL Draft

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday said the league now is "focusing solely" on L.A. and Chicago as the host sites for the '15 NFL Draft, according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. N.Y. has hosted the Draft since '65, but Goodell said that it "has been dropped from consideration for next year ...

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Door Still Open For NFL To Return To L.A.

NFL.com's Marc Sessler noted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "believes the door remains open for pro football to return" to L.A. Goodell said, "It still comes back to, 'Do we have the right solution in Los Angeles?' And that comes back to a stadium." Patriots Owner Robert Kraft said league-wide owner ...

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League Notes

In Jacksonville, Don Coble writes many believe the purpose behind the creation of the Race Team Alliance is for team owners to have a "seat at the table" when the new NASCAR TV money is "carved into pieces." NASCAR's current TV contract "calls for the tracks" to get 65% of the pie. NASCAR is "n ...

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NBA Submits Revised Lottery Proposal

The NBA "submitted an official proposal to reform" the Draft Lottery this week, and the league is "in favor of a revised weighting system that shifts each team’s odds of getting the top pick," according to sources cited by Zach Lowe of GRANTLAND. Sources said that the proposal is "essentially ...

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