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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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MARYLAND SEEKS TO PUSH AGENDA WITH SUIT AGAINST THE NFL

The state of Maryland and the Maryland Stadium Authority filed a $36M federal antitrust suit against the NFL and 29 of its 30 teams "in an attempt to hasten the move of the Cleveland Browns to Baltimo

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

01/19/96
BASEBALL OWNERS VOTE TO ADOPT INTERLEAGUE PLAY

MLB owners voted unanimously to approve a proposal to experiment with limited interleague play in ''97. Under the plan, each team will play 15-16 games versus teams from the same division in the oppos

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Anheuser Busch, Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

01/19/96
THE NHL IS COMING! THE NHL IS COMING! HOCKEY FEST HITS HUB

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

01/18/96
BROWNS INCH CLOSER TO APPROVAL FOR MOVE TO BALTIMORE

As they emerged from a meeting with NFL owners in Atlanta, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Cleveland Mayor Michael White "each predicted yesterday that the future of pro football in Cleveland will

Tags: Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

01/18/96
BASEBALL TO VOTE ON INTERLEAGUE PLAY TODAY?

MLB''s top officials -- including acting Commissioner Bud Selig, NL President Leonard Coleman and AL President Gene Budig - - said they expect owners to vote today on a proposal to begin interleague p

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, HBO, Houston Astros, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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01/17/96
BASEBALL OWNERS READY TO ADOPT INTERLEAGUE PLAY

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

01/17/96
JOE KAPP TOSSES OUT ALL-STAR FOOTBALL

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Tags: CBS, Chicago Bears, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Viacom

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL

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