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Latest CTE Study Paints Clearest Picture Yet Of Connection Between Football, Brain Damage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 17

Researchers who studied the brains of 202 dead football players yesterday "published the most detailed portrait to date of the devastation wrought" by CTE, which they hope "removes any final doubts of the severity and long-lasting damage" caused by repeated blows to the head, according to a front-pa...

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12/16/98
INSTANT DELAY: REPLAY WON'T APPEAR THIS YEAR; POSSIBLY NEXT

The NFL''s eight-member Competition Committee voted 7-1 against bringing instant replay back for this season''s playoffs, according to Len Pasquarelli of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, who writes that Cowb

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12/16/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, PART III: SMITH WON'T SHILL FOR SHOWTIME

Turner Sports yesterday "withdrew permission for Kenny Smith to serve as an analyst" for "The Game on Showtime" players exhibition on Saturday night, according to Mark Asher of the WASHINGTON POST. Si

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12/16/98
KEVIN MALONE AND SCOTT BORAS BOTH DEFEND BROWN'S CONTRACT

The Dodgers officially introduced P Kevin Brown to the media after signing him to a seven-year, $105M contract at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville. Dodgers GM Kevin Malone dismissed criticism

Tags: LA Angels, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

12/16/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, II: PLAYERS SAY UNION HOLDING UP DEAL

Six unidentified members of the NBPA spoke out against the union and "outlined the problems they believe are preventing the lockout from being resolved," according to Stephen Smith of the PHILADELPHIA

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12/16/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 169: REPORT OF TALKS THIS WEEK

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Tags: CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, Turner Sports, Viacom

12/15/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 168: STERN DENIES LAYOFFS, FOR NOW

NBA Commissioner David Stern "issued a memo yesterday to about 750 league employees denying an Associated Press report that he was planning layoffs during the ongoing lockout," according to Phil Jasne

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12/14/98
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12/14/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, II: FEET WON'T FAIL PLAYERS GAME NOW

Just For Feet and Caesars Atlantic City will sponsor "The Game on Showtime" exhibition on December 19. Just For Feet will be the lead sponsor and Caesars will be the official site and hotel sponsor of

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12/14/98
TAGLIABUE SEES REPLAY'S RETURN IN '99, NOT '98

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the league "probably will" have instant replay next season, but the "question''s going to be whether it''s a coaches'' challenge system or some other type of syste

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12/14/98
SHOCKER IN NASHVILLE: FOES DECRY DODGERS' DEAL WITH BROWN

The Dodgers signed free agent P Kevin Brown to a "stunning" seven-year, $105M contract on Saturday, the most lucrative contract in MLB history and the first to top the $100M figure. Brown, who receive

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