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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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04/23/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NBA: NBA Commissioner David Stern said that the league and the NBPA plan to conduct weekly meetings aimed at negotiating a new CBA agreement. Stern was "optimistic" an accord could be reached before t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated

04/23/98
CANADA MAY ASK U.S. TO CUT TAX BREAKS TO NHL TEAMS

Canada may ask the U.S. to stop providing tax breaks for NHL teams "because the incentives may violate the North American free-trade agreement between" the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to a repo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

04/23/98
NFL ARENA FOOTBALL? LEAGUE TALKS TO AFL ABOUT MARKETING PLAN

The NFL is talking to the AFL "about forming a marketing relationship that could eventually allow" NFL owners to buy AFL teams, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. NFL VP/Communications G

Tags: CFL, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/22/98
CFL WEB SITE PIRACY? LEAGUE CRACKING DOWN ON SITE IMITATORS

The CFL "has threatened to take some of its most ardent fans to court if they don''t stop producing official-looking" Web sites on the Internet, according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. CF

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Montreal Canadiens

04/22/98
NHL AIMS FOR BETTER LUCK IN DELIVERING CUP CRAZY EXCITEMENT

The NHL''s Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight with eight games, and in Philadelphia, Ray Parrillo writes that "if ever the NHL needed an exciting and memorable postseason to boost its game, this is th

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04/22/98
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: AGENTS OF CH-CHANGE, TAKE TWO

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

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/22/98
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: BY SEA AND SAND, NOTHING GOES AS PLANNED

The state of pro beach volleyball is examined by Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK who writes, "While sponsors and organizers still express confidence in beach volleyball as a sports marketing property, the o

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, Nike

04/22/98
LEAGUE NOTES

SINGLE-ENTITY OWNERSHIP: In Columbus, Bob Hunter criticizes the concept of single-entity ownership and its effect on MLS and the ABL. Calling the system "un-American" he adds, "There''s something wron

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04/21/98
CONTRACT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NFL'S FIRST ROUND PICKS

THE DAILY presents an exclusive look at the agents representing the NFL''s first round draft picks in contract negotiations. Some players may have different representatives for their marketing endeavo

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/21/98
LEAGUE NOTES

GOLF AND TENNIS NOTES: In Miami, after last week''s PGA Tour Seniors'' Championship, Greg Cote wrote that crowd support "was tepid at best, calling into question the future of the event in South Flori

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