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Bettman Praises Shanahan For Player Safety Work, Says No Replacement Lined Up Yet

04 / 18 / 14

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to...

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06/14/95
ABC NEWS TAKES A TOUGH LOOK AT THE NBA'S DRUG POLICY

On ABC "World News Tonight," Armen Keteyian reported on the NBA''s drug policy and its many "loopholes." Keteyian, on the policy which the league "touts as the toughest in sport": "Drug experts say, w

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06/14/95
U.S. CUP NOT MEASURING UP TO WORLD CUP; MLS' CHALLENGES

"A lackluster and underfunded promotional campaign handled by U.S. Soccer" made it difficult to produce a crowd larger than the 22,578 who turned out for the U.S./Nigeria U.S. Cup game on Sunday, acco

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06/12/95
HOCKEY -- THE SPORT OF THE '90S, OR THE SPORT OF 1994?

While the NBA Finals took center stage on prime-time last night, a double-overtime thriller in the NHL''s Western Conference Final was relegated to ESPN2. The game was shown on local outlets in the Ch

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06/12/95
BASEBALL BACK TO THE TABLE? SOME THOUGHTS ON SHORTER GAMES

MLB owners are reportedly ready to resume negotiations with the players for a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Murray Chass in this morning''s N.Y. TIMES. Two owners, speaking anonymo

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06/12/95
SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCEMENT MAY TRANSLATE INTO NFL LABOR WOES

The Supreme Court could rule as early as today whether or not it will hear a case for 18 current and former NFL players who say they were unfairly represented by NFLPA-paid lawyers, according to this

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06/12/95
DALLAS REPORT SAYS NBA IS CONSIDERING POST-PLAYOFF LOCKOUT

"The NBA owners will impose a lockout once the Finals are over if they are unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with their players," according to officials involved in the negotiation

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06/09/95
BASEBALL OWNERS ACKNOWLEDGE A NEED FOR SPEED

MLB owners yesterday adopted six measures to try and speed up games, according to Claire Smith of the N.Y. TIMES. The measures were adopted from former AL Umpire Steve Palermo''s recommendations on ho

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06/09/95
NEW LPGA COMMISSIONER TO CONCENTRATE ON MARKETING THE TOUR

The LPGA formally introduced new Commissioner Jim Ritts yesterday, with Ritts identifying four primary areas of concern: focusing on "sponsor-related" activities, garnering greater exposure for the To

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06/09/95
JERRY SOLOMON HEADS TO AVP TO TROUBLE-SHOOT OLYMPIC ISSUE

Jerry Solomon has been named as new Exec Dir of the AVP. Solomon, formerly President & COO of ProServ and currently President of P.S. StarGames, a joint venture between himself and ProServ, will help

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06/08/95
ARE WE HAVING FUN YET? SELIG'S INTERIM TERM HITS DAY 1000

Today will be the 1000th day since Acting Commissioner Bud Selig was chosen to replace Fay Vincent, writes Jerome Holtzman of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Selig, in Minneapolis for the MLB owners quarterly me

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