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08/18/95
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"Risking a $1 million fine for commenting on the NBA labor situation, Isiah Thomas, part-owner of the expansion Toronto Raptors, broke ranks with his colleagues Thursday," according to Lacy Banks in t

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08/17/95
STERN SAYS GETTING A DEAL IS WHAT'S BEST FOR SPONSORS

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08/17/95
WAR OF WORDS ESCALATES IN NBA LABOR BATTLE

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08/17/95
MLB OWNERS DECIDE IT IS BETTER TO SHARE THAN BE GREEDY?

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08/16/95
STERN SAYS LOCKOUT WILL CONTINUE IF UNION GOES BUST

In an interview yesterday with the BOSTON GLOBE''s Jackie MacMullan, NBA Commissioner David Stern said he has "grave concerns" about the ''95-96 season opening on as scheduled on November 3. Stern: "T

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08/16/95
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08/16/95
BASEBALL OWNERS DISMISS ARBITRATOR NICOLAU

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08/15/95
IS THE USTA TO BLAME FOR THE PROBLEMS IN WOMEN'S TENNIS?

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08/15/95
BASEBALL OWNERS MEET IN WINDY CITY TO LITTLE FANFARE

MLB owners met in Chicago on Monday and agreed to notify both ABC and NBC that they "do not plan to continue The Baseball Network -- a move that allows other TV bidders to negotiate as early as Oct. 9

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