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NHL's Bettman Indicates Olympic Participation, CBA Negotiations Could Still Be Linked

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHLPA may have  officially shot down the idea of extending the CBA through '25 in exchange for continued Olympic participation, but the door "still seems to be wide open to explore that framework further," according to Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET.ca. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman came out ...

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DAWN OF A NEW DAY FOR WNBA; ABL LOSES STALEY, KEEPS RIZZOTTI

Dawn Staley, a "cornerstone of the struggling ABL, and chief drawing card of the attendance-anemic" Rage, announced yesterday that she was leaving her hometown to join the WNBA, according to Mel Green

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09/01/98
NFL/NATIONSBANK WORK TO DEVELOP UP TO $800M CREDIT FACILITY

The NFL "plans to increase dramatically the amount of money it can lend" to its teams, according to Daniel Kaplan of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The NFL''s lead bank, NationsBank, is "developing a lea

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08/31/98
ACKERMAN OFFERS UNION STRATEGY; COOPER'S UPPER BODY STRENGTH

WNBA President Val Ackerman was interviewed at halftime of NBC''s coverage of Game Two of the WNBA Championship Series. Ackerman, on the proposed players union: "We have always supported the right of

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08/28/98
GRANIK RESIGNED TO LOST GAMES? LOBO OFFERS REASONS FOR UNION

The NBA "looks ready to sacrifice" its streak of "never having lost a game to labor strife," according to Chris Sheridan of the AP. NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik told the AP, "At some point you

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08/28/98
WALL STREET JOURNAL'S THUROW EXAMINES MLB MINORITY FAN BASE

"In this glorious baseball summer, with multitudes flocking to see the sluggers, those who run the game are becoming more aware that something is missing from the picture: minority fans," according to

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08/28/98
ABL'S SPIN-MOVE: TALK OF ITS DEMISE IS PREMATURE

ABL CEO Gary Cavalli characterized the folding of the Long Beach StingRays "as part of the league''s effort to streamline and to improve profitability," but many observers wonder whether the ABL "can

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08/27/98
IS TALK OF CART/IRL REUNION ONLY TALK? ANDRETTI IN PHILLY

"Rumblings of late" have CART and the IRL "perhaps ready to settle their differences," according to USA TODAY''s Skip Wood, who writes, "That''s about all they are -- rumblings. What you have is a few

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08/27/98
ABL DROPS LONG BEACH; IS MYSTERY INVESTOR ON TEAM OR BENCH?

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08/27/98
ECHL FINDS NOTHIN' FINER THAN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR NEW TEAM

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08/27/98
MANIFEST DESTINY? TAGLIABUE WANTS NFL TO GO INTERNATIONAL

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "said he expects the league to expand internationally between 2002 and 2012," according to Curtis Eichelberger of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Tagliabue said that the NFL should pla

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