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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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12/10/98
IS THE WNBA BECOMING THE "OLD BOYS NETWORK"?

The WNBA Liberty named Richie Adubato as their head coach yesterday, and team officials said he "was the best candidate for the job," according to Lena Williams of the N.Y. TIMES. Liberty VP/GM Carol

Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, New York Liberty, WNBA

12/10/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 163: FISSURES AMONG THE AGENTS?

NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter found that "dissension" among player agents is "beginning to grow" as they are "losing patience" with the NBA lockout, according to Tim Povtak of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Hunte

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, Orlando Magic, Showtime, Utah Jazz

12/09/98
LEAGUE NOTES

The NFL Coaches Association (NFLCA), which has 400 members, including 16 head coaches, wants "to improve retirement and health benefits for the membership." But NFLCA Exec Dir Larry Keenan says that t

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Orleans Saints, NFL

12/09/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, II: AGENT BEMOANS NBPA'S MISCALCULATION

MI-based player agent Harold MacDonald said the NBPA''s leadership has made a "horrible miscalculation" on the unity of team owners during the lockout, according to Chris McCosky of the DETROIT NEWS.

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Hawks, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

12/09/98
TAGLIABUE THROWS REPLAY TO OWNERS, WHO SEEM UNLIKELY TO ACT

While NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said team owners could vote on a return of instant replay for the playoffs and Super Bowl, a "check" with owners found "eight solidly opposed [to] replay and at l

Tags: Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

12/09/98
HOOPS HELD HOSTAGE, DAY 162: 2002, AN ALL-STAR GAME ODYSSEY

NBA Commissioner David Stern "yesterday officially canceled the league''s usual midseason highlight, the All- Star Game, which was to have been played" February 14 at the First Union Center in Philade

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

12/09/98
COMMISSIONER LOGAN RIPS MEDIA, ESPN FOR LACK OF COVERAGE

MLS Commissioner Doug Logan was "especially peeved" at broadcast partner ESPN, which "accepts advertising dollars from the league but failed to mention" DC United''s win over Brazil''s Vasco de Gama i

Tags: AEG, DC United, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, Walt Disney

12/09/98
LEAVING ARIZONA: NHL ASSISTANCE PLAN FOR CANADIAN TEAMS OK'D

The NHL concluded its Board of Governors meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, yesterday and re-approved the Canadian Assistance Plan (CAP), which helps "small-market" Canadian teams -- the Oilers, Flames and Se

Tags: Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Arizona Coyotes

12/08/98
LEAGUE NOTES

The number of male coaches in the 12-team WNBA will reach five after the Liberty, as expected, hires Richie Adubato. In N.Y., Harvey Araton writes that while it is "premature to scream Old Boy Network

Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Liberty, WNBA

12/08/98
AFTER FURTHER REVIEW: NFL MAY VOTE ON REPLAY FOR REST OF '98

The NFL will "ask owners to vote on instant replay for the playoffs and Super Bowl," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. The system to be voted on "would permit coaches two challenges a g

Tags: ABC, Buffalo Bills, CBS, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Jets, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

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