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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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10/26/95
ANOTHER LEAGUE THREATENED BY LITIGATION

The Minnesota Arctic Blast are suing Roller Hockey Int''l in an attempt to jump from the league -- a move that "could lead to the disintegration" of the league and provide "an opening" for the NHL to

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10/26/95
MLB FACES LOCAL THREAT TO ITS ANTITRUST EXEMPTION

A FL Appeals Court recently reinstated would-be team owner Frank Morsani''s suit against MLB, which could expose owners to a "potentially huge liability" on two separate legal grounds, according to le

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10/25/95
DEION CASE TO BE RULED ON BY FEDERAL JUDGE

Deion Sanders'' contested $35M contract with the Cowboys will now be ruled on by U.S. District Court Judge David Doty, according to Ed Werder of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The NFL reportedly told Cowboy

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10/25/95
LEAGUE NOTES

The inaugural Canadian Senior Open has been added to the ''96 Senior PGA Tour schedule. It will be held from June 13-16 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ontario with a $1.1M purse (USA TODAY, 10/25)

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10/25/95
MLB'S NEWEST NEGOTIATOR TAKES OVER; STEINBRENNER CRITICIZED

MLB''s new labor negotiator, Randy Levine, will oversee his first negotiating committee meeting today, according to Hal Bodley of USA TODAY. Acting MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said today''s session is

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10/25/95
BETTMAN SAYS LEAGUE TO STAY THE COURSE ON NEW RULES

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he was "surprised" by comments by Wayne Gretzky suggesting the league is already going back on its commitment to enforce non-obstruction rules. Gretzky had claimed t

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10/24/95
BALTIMORE WILL GET ITS HEARING WITH NFL OWNERS

"Almost two years from the date they rejected Baltimore''s expansion application," NFL owners will vote during their November 7 meeting in Dallas on whether to guarantee the city a team, according to

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10/24/95
THE PGA DROPPED COUNTRY CLUB APPROACH IN FTC FIGHT

The recent FTC investigation of the PGA Tour and the initial decision by the FTC''s antitrust lawyers to take governmental action against the Tour was examined in Sunday''s L.A. TIMES business section

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10/24/95
NBA AND ITS REFS STILL AT AN IMPASSE

Negotiations between the NBA and its refs "remain at an impasse," according to today''s N.Y. TIMES. The sides have not met since October 12, and as of yesterday, no new sessions had been scheduled. If

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10/23/95
NBA REPLACEMENT REFS TAKING A BEATING FROM THE PLAYERS

NBA players say the officiating during the NBA preseason has been "inconsistent at best." They are having a hard time adjusting to the college and CBA refs filling in for locked-out NBA officials. The

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