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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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BASEBALL OWNERS DISMISS ARBITRATOR NICOLAU

George Nicolau, who has served as baseball''s impartial arbitrator since ''86, has been dismissed by club owners. Murray Chass reports in this morning''s N.Y. TIMES that the move "was not a reaction t

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

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

"So what exactly has happened to women''s tennis in this country?," writes Susan Festa Fiske of TENNIS magazine. The "most popular explanation is that the paucity of top players is merely cyclical," b

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

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

Tags: ABC, CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/15/95
FRIENDS AND FAMILY: NBA PLAYERS PUSH UNION BUST ON CALL

"A group of about 25 high-profile players -- including Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, and Alonzo Mourning -- met by conference call Monday afternoon and reaffirmed their efforts to decertify the NBA p

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Utah Jazz

08/15/95
NHL CONSIDERING TWO-GAME SEASON OPENING SERIES IN JAPAN

The NHL is considering sending two teams to Japan for a two- game season-opening series in ''96, according to this morning''s L.A. TIMES. Robin Norwood reports that NHL officials call the Mighty Ducks

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL, Walt Disney

08/14/95
THE NFL IN CANADA: IS IT TORONTO'S TIME?

Previewing Saturday''s "American Bowl" preseason game between the Bills and Cowboys in Toronto''s SkyDome, the GLOBE & MAIL''s Stephen Brunt wrote, "The appetite for the NFL in this city is far more d

Tags: Buffalo Bills, CFL, Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

08/14/95
LONG-TERM LABOR AGREEMENT SIGNED! SURPRISE, IT'S HOCKEY

In a short press release sent out on Friday afternoon, the NHL and NHLPA announced that they have signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement which "incorporates and expands" on the Memorandum of Und

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08/14/95
BASEBALL ONE YEAR AFTER: NO CLOSER TO A DEAL

The one year anniversary of the ''94-95 baseball strike was featured by most reporters and columnists covering the sport this weekend, with the primary theme being that both sides are no closer to a l

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/14/95
WHO'S VOTING HOW IN THE NBA: LET THE STRAW POLLING BEGIN

Leonard Armato, who represents Shaquille O''Neal, "says he''s recommending his clients vote in favor of ratifying the proposed collective bargaining agreement announced Tuesday," according to Bryan Bu

Tags: Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

08/11/95
AGENTS CAREFULLY EYEING NEW NBA DEAL

"Two agents from the ''dissident'' camp said Thursday that they have seen only an outline of the new proposal but don''t believe it will satisfy most of the players in the league," according to Bob Yo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns

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