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Bettman Praises Shanahan For Player Safety Work, Says No Replacement Lined Up Yet

04 / 18 / 14

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to...

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11/22/95
NEW SOCCER LEAGUE HEADS FORWARD UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

Major League Soccer announced the appointment of sports and entertainment marketing exec Doug Logan as the league''s Commissioner, President and CEO. Logan replaces former CEO Alan Rothenberg as overs

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11/22/95
LEAGUE NOTES

FORBES magazine examines the dispute between CART''s IndyCar circuit ("the Twisty People") and Tony George''s new Indy Racing League ("the Oval People") (FORBES, 12/4 issue). ....The boards of the Ame

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11/22/95
NBA REFS WANT ANOTHER SHOT AT NEGOTIATING

The locked-out NBA referees, "who a day earlier rejected the league''s latest offer, want another negotiating session," according to a wire story picked up in today''s WASHINGTON POST. The refs disput

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11/21/95
JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA: ANYTHING BUT TWO PEAS IN A POD

Japan and South Korea are "bidding ferociously" against each other for the rights to the 2002 World Cup, according to the FINANCIAL TIMES. The competition has fed into ongoing "quarrels" over events t

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11/21/95
WORLD TOUR STILL BEING DISCUSSED IN GOLF CIRCLES

Despite the outcry over a World Tour idea that was floated just one year ago, the "notion of increasing elite competition among the world''s best players lives on strongly," according to Jeff Rude in

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11/21/95
REFS UNION WON'T VOTE ON NBA PACKAGE; NO NEW TALKS SLATED

The NBA said it has reached its "negotiating limit" with its locked-out referees and that they are prepared to play out the regular season with replacements, according to the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS.

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11/21/95
PROF. MICHAELS LECTURES ON THE STATE OF THE NFL

During halftime of "Monday Night Football" last night, ABC''s Al Michaels delivered a video op-ed on the problems facing the NFL. Michaels opened by describing the league as "spinning off its axis." H

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11/21/95
MLS NAMES SUCCESSOR TO ROTHENBERG TODAY

Doug Logan will reportedly be named the first Commissioner of MLS today. Logan has an "entertainment and arena-business background" and will be asked to steer the league during their inaugural season

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11/20/95
NO WEEKEND PROGRESS IN NBA-REFEREE TALKS

Negotiators for the National Basketball Referees Association remained in New York on Friday, "but talks with the league remained at an impasse," according to the N.Y. TIMES. The two sides did not meet

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11/20/95
JERRY JONES SAYS HE WON'T DEAL WITH THE LEAGUE ON SUIT

NBC''s Mike Ditka, a critic of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, interviewed Jones on a range of topics: THE NON-CAP: Ditka: "The salary cap -- the whole spirit of what it was meant to be has been destroyed

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