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"Concussion" Trailer Still Has People Talking, Wondering How NFL Will Respond

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The upcoming release of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion," which focuses on brain trauma in football, has the "potential to do what a Hall of Famer's suicide, protracted lawsuits and reams of scientific data could not: present the horrors of football's concussion crisis in such simple and compelling ...

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06/18/97
VOLLEYBALL NEWS & NOTES: SAM GOODY SIGNS ON AS AVP SPONSOR

Sam Goody, the national music store chain owned by Musicland Stores Corp., will be the official music sponsor of the ''97 Miller Lite AVP Men''s Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (AD AGE, 6/18)....In its week

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06/18/97
NHL ALTERS LEAGUE LANDSCAPE WITH EXPANSION AND REALIGNMENT

The NHL''s Expansion Committee has recommended the addition of four new teams for its next round of expansion: Nashville, which will begin play for the ''98-99 season; Atlanta, which will begin in ''9

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06/18/97
HOUSTON AND OKLAHOMA CITY EYE OILERS FOR POSSIBLE MOVE

Houston and Oklahoma City were the two expansion finalists who were not selected. Among local reaction: HOUSTON: In Houston, Neil Hohlfeld: "On the day they were officially bypassed ... for an expansi

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06/18/97
MARKET BY MARKET: LOCAL REACTION TO NHL'S EXPANSION DECISION

ATLANTA: TBS will own the team and Turner Sports President Harvey Schiller is expected to be named team President. Schiller "expects at least 12,500 season tickets to be sold, with the team averaging

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06/17/97
INTERLEAGUE ATTENDANCE BOOST GIVES MLB NEEDED PR BOOST

MLB Acting Commissioner Bud Selig, on interleague play: "It''s been a huge success. ... It hasn''t surprised me. It was such a natural. The only question is ''what took you so long?'' Interleague play

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06/17/97
IRL DROPS USAC AFTER INDY AND TEXAS SPEEDWAY SNAFUS

The Indy Racing League (IRL) announced it will assume the sanctioning and officiating responsibilities for all of its races, beginning with the Samsonite 200 in Colorado Springs, CO on June 29. The IR

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06/17/97
REPORTS HAVE NHL PASSING ON HOUSTON/OKLAHOMA EXPANSION BIDS

CNN/SI''s Bob Lorenz reported that the NHL''s Executive Committee will inform the Board of Governors on Tuesday that it is recommending four cities receive expansion franchises. Lorenz: "The plan will

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06/16/97
MLB INTERLEAGUE PLAY LEADS TO JUMP IN ATTENDANCE

MLB''s first weekend of interleague play saw over a 42% increase in attendance compared to the home team''s average attendance through Sunday, June 8. See #25 for a team-by- team breakdown of interlea

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06/16/97
WITH ONE SEASON OVER, NBA GETS READY FOR "NEXT" GAME

NBA Commissioner David Stern was asked about the WNBA during halftime of Game Six by NBC''s Hannah Storm. Stern: "We think the sponsors accept it, we know that fans will, and we''re trying to get mayb

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06/13/97
NBA FINES RODMAN FOR MORMON COMMENTS. HOW WILL NBC COVER IT?

Dennis Rodman was fined $50,000 by NBA Commissioner David Stern for statements made concerning the Mormon population in Salt Lake City. Stern, in a statement: "I have indicated in previous actions tha

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