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NHL's Bettman Indicates Olympic Participation, CBA Negotiations Could Still Be Linked

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHLPA may have  officially shot down the idea of extending the CBA through '25 in exchange for continued Olympic participation, but the door "still seems to be wide open to explore that framework further," according to Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET.ca. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman came out ...

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04/27/98
LACOB'S LADDER CONSISTS OF MORE SPONSORS, TV TIME FOR ABL

After "taking a series of hits this year, the question for the [ABL] is: Will it sink or swim?," according to Jason Quick of the Portland OREGONIAN. The league will again lose money in its third year,

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, WNBA

04/27/98
EL NINO TAKES A HIT ON FINAL CACTUS LEAGUE ATTENDANCE

The addition of the D''Backs and the White Sox helped increase total attendance for the Cactus League 14% in ''98, up to 904,224, according to Paola Boivin of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. But the average att

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04/27/98
OBSERVERS ASK IF THE NHL'S GLASS IS HALF-FULL OR HALF-EMPTY?

The state of the NHL was examined on "The Sports Reporters," as ESPN''s John Feinstein said that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "has tried" the "formula" of NBA Commissioner David Stern and "it hasn''t

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Kings, NBA, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Walt Disney

04/27/98
WILL JORDAN LEAVE NBA IN WORSE SHAPE THAN WHEN HE ENTERED?

As the NBA playoffs begin, the "All-About-Me league suddenly is becoming All-About-Basketball," according to Ailene Voisin of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The games "are entertaining, the players well-behaved,

Tags: Indiana Pacers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic

04/24/98
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: WHO WILL BE SHOWING THEM THE MONEY?

This week THE DAILY tracked the NFL Draft and the agents representing the players selected in the first three rounds in contract negotiations. Today, we analyze the top 92 picks and look at which agen

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/24/98
LEAGUE NOTES

BASEBALL: In Dallas, Ken Daley reports that for the seventh year in a row, MLB''s average salary topped the $1M level, increasing 4.2% in ''98 to a record $1,441,406. Of the 840 players listed on team

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, MLS, NHL, Sports Illustrated

04/24/98
NEW NIKE NEMESIS? TEARDROP FORMS MINOR LEAGUE GOLF TOUR

TearDrop Golf Co. has "pieced together a 75 event minor league golf tour in hopes of seeding its gear and brand" among golfers, according to Richard Wilner of the N.Y. POST. In just its first year of

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04/24/98
NBA NEWS & NOTES: LEAGUE FACING "FIRST REAL CRISIS"?

With attendance down 15%-20% in some cities and once- booming sales of league apparel "slumping," the NBA is facing "its first real crisis," according to Stefan Fatsis of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Owne

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04/23/98
ORLANDO & MINNESOTA PLACED ON WNBA MAP FOR '99 SEASON

The WNBA''s Operating Committee has voted to add two expansion teams -- to be operated by the T''Wolves and the Magic -- to the WNBA for the ''99 season, bringing the number of teams in the league to

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04/23/98
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: THIRD ROUND PICKS AND CONTRACT AGENTS

THE DAILY continues its exclusive look at the agents representing the NFL''s third round draft picks in contract negotiations. Some players may have different representatives for their marketing endea

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