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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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FORMER EAGLE COACH FLYING SOUTH VIA CFL?

Dick Vermeil could be a major player for the CFL''s proposed franchise in Miami, reports Marty York in today''s Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The early word is Vermeil could become part-owner, GM, and/or head

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05/03/95
SHARPE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST PACKERS, UNION AND LEAGUE

Former Packers WR Sterling Sharpe filed suit against the Packers, the NFL Management Council and the NFLPA contending that he was denied due process under the NFL''s grievance procedure. The suit was

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05/02/95
THE MIAMI SNOWBIRDS? CFL LOOKS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTHOLD

CFL Commissioner Larry Smith "will be flying to Miami today in hopes of working out details that will establish a new franchise in the Florida city in time for the 1996 season," according to Marty Yor

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05/02/95
NBPA VP SAYS LEAGUE AND PLAYERS "VERY CLOSE" TO A DEAL

NBPA VP Charles Smith told the N.Y. POST''s Peter Vecsey that he believes the union and the NBA are "very close" to an agreement on a new CBA. Smith: "In fact, I think it already would have been settl

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05/02/95
AFL DROPS SALARY CAP IN FAVOR OF PAYROLL TAX

The Arena Football League announced yesterday it will eliminate its salary cap and replace it with "the first player ''payroll tax'' in American sports history." AFL Commissioner James Drucker: "The p

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05/02/95
ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO: MLB, UMPS REACH LABOR PEACE

The American and National Leagues and the MLBUA announced yesterday that they had reached agreement on a five-year CBA ending the lockout. Highlights of the deal, as listed in the joint release (AL/NL

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05/01/95
MASSACHUSETTS PGA STOP GETS PUBLIC BOOST

MA Lawmakers approved a $150,000 grant to subsidize the "financially troubled" PGA Tournament at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. This year marks the first time that MA taxpayers will "directly

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05/01/95
BASEBALL'S BACK II: NO TAKERS FOR GENE ORZA FAN CLUB

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05/01/95
RULING SAYS REPLACEMENT UMPS CANNOT WORK IN TORONTO

The Ontario Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that MLB umpires cannot be locked out of games played at SkyDome and that replacement umps will not be allowed to work Blue Jays'' games after the team''

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05/01/95
BASEBALL'S BACK: WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ON THE FANS' REACTION

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