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"Concussion" Trailer Still Has People Talking, Wondering How NFL Will Respond

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The upcoming release of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion," which focuses on brain trauma in football, has the "potential to do what a Hall of Famer's suicide, protracted lawsuits and reams of scientific data could not: present the horrors of football's concussion crisis in such simple and compelling ...

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01/22/97
LEAGUE NOTES

A CFL Players'' Association survey, which studied 477 contracts of players who appeared in at least one game in ''96, revealed the average CFL salary was C$47,285 (TORONTO SUN, 1/22)....Expos Presiden

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01/22/97
BORED ON THE BAYOU? NFL WARNS PLAYERS STAY OUT OF CASINOS

Packers QB Brett Favre has "won his appeal" and will now be allowed to drink alcohol. Favre''s agent, James "Bus" Cook, said the league had eased the sanctions on Favre after his entrance in the leagu

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01/22/97
ARBITRATOR RULES ON ARENA REVENUE EFFECT ON NBA SALARY CAP

The NBA''s salary-cap will be recalculated as a result of a decision last week by Chicago-based NBA Systems Arbitrator Kenneth Dam, according to Dan Wasserman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Dam asked to r

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01/21/97
STERN AND MEDIA HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF RODMAN. HAVE FANS?

Dennis Rodman has reportedly agreed to pay cameraman Eugene Amos $200,000 in an out-of-court settlement, according to news reports in Minneapolis. Rodman''s kicking of Amos cost him an 11 game suspens

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01/21/97
DESPITE IMAGE OF STRENGTH, DOES NFL HAVE "WORRISOME SIGNS"?

The state of the NFL was examined by Frank Fitzpatrick under the header, "Not All Is Good Cheer For The NFL. As The League Prepares To Party, There Are Worrisome Signs." Fitzpatrick: "The NFL might no

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01/21/97
PENSION PLAN APPROVED FOR FORMER NEGRO LEAGUE PLAYERS

MLB owners approved a plan to provide pension payments to about 65 former Negro League players, according to Mark Maske in the WASHINGTON POST. The plan would provide a $10,000 annual stipend to quali

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01/21/97
NHL ALL-STAR NEWS: BETTMAN GIVES HIS TAKE ON THE LEAGUE

In remarks to the press, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "sounded like Mr. Rogers. It''s a beautiful day in the NHL''s neighborhood," according to Helene Elliott of the L.A. TIMES. Bettman, disputed cri

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01/17/97
AFTER NINE HOURS OF MLB MEETINGS, AL OK'S EXPANSION SPOTS

MLB owners voted yesterday to place the expansion D''Backs and Devil Rays in the NL and AL, respectively, but the "decision didn''t come without considerable infighting," according to Tom Haudricourt

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01/17/97
THE BIDS ARE IN: NINE CITIES AIM TO BE A MARK ON LEAGUE MAP

The NHL heard eleven presentations from nine cities vying for an NHL expansion team this week in New York. The TORONTO SUN''s Al Strachan wrote "although no one will say it publicly, it is becoming in

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01/17/97
HOW MUCH IS THAT ALL-STAR IN THE WINDOW?

The salaries of the 1997 NHL All-Stars (NHLPA.COM): EASTERN CONFERENCE   WESTERN CONFERENCE NAME TEAM SALARY NAME TEAM SALARY J. Vanbiesbrouck FL 2,200,000 P. Roy COL 4,455,944 M. Brodeur NJ 1,80

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