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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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06/01/95
ARENA FOOTBALL EXPANSION, NBA/NHL PARTNERSHIPS A PRIORITY

The Arena Football League plans to expand from 13 to 16 teams for the ''96 season, according to Commissioner Jim Drucker. The cost of the league''s next three teams will be $1M, $1.25M, and $1.5M. Dru

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06/01/95
NFL COMMITTEE TO MEET WITH HOLLYWOOD PARK OFFICIALS TODAY

A "hand-picked" committee along with NFL President Neil Austrian will meet today with Hollywood Park officials in Denver to discuss plans for a new 67,500 seat stadium adjacent to the L.A. racetrack,

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders

06/01/95
CFL ROUND-UP: IS THE HONEYMOON OVER IN CHARM CITY?

Jim Speros and the Baltimore CFL franchise are featured in this morning''s Baltimore SUN, but Ken Murray writes that "beyond the football revival, there were problems." Although the team "boasted a le

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05/31/95
LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES

The second-year Texas-Louisiana Baseball League, an independent operation outside the NAPBL, "might even turn a profit in 1995," according to Richard Alm of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The league project

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05/31/95
NHL'S EUROPEAN VACATION? EXPANSION IDEAS GET MIXED REVIEWS

A discussion paper by the NHL regarding European expansion, obtained by the CANADIAN PRESS, recommends the NHL and IIHF "establish an elite-league structure which would be on par with the top domestic

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05/31/95
NBA ACTION IN THE COURTROOM, AS WELL AS ON-THE-COURT

The NBA and LA-based Top Rank have settled lawsuits against each other as a result of Top Rank''s failed bid to buy the T- Wolves and move them to New Orleans. In a statement, NBA Commissioner David S

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05/30/95
BASEBALL AT MEMORIAL DAY: LONG, HOT SUMMER AHEAD?

During the Memorial Day weekend, traditionally the time when interest in baseball begins to flourish, the sport''s troubled state was again a hot topic in the media. In New York, Claire Smith summed i

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05/30/95
NBA WORK STOPPAGE "BECOMES A POSSIBILITY;" TALKS BREAK DOWN

NBA officials admitted yesterday that a work stoppage is possible next season as discussions with the NBPA over a new CBA have broken down, according to Frank Hughes of the WASHINGTON TIMES. NBA Deput

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05/26/95
USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM NAMED AS NEW LEAGUE LAUNCHED

Eleven women were named yesterday to play for the U.S. Women''s National Basketball Team, "a $3 million experience to win gold at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics." The team will train together for a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Oakland Athletics

05/26/95
IHL SEES OPENING IN CANADA MARKET; NOT FAZED BY ATLANTA TALK

IHL Commissioner Bob Ufer said his league has a "tremendous interest" in Canada and wants to establish a "Canadian Conference anchored by a franchise in Toronto," according to this morning''s Toronto

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