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NFL Players, Owners Meet In N.Y. To Discuss Way Forward Amid Anthem Controversy

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Fourteen players and 11 owners met this morning at NFL HQ in N.Y. to discuss a way forward in the anthem-related controversy that has engulfed the league in recent weeks. Owners were scheduled to travel to lower Manhattan later in the day for the start of their owners’ meeting. Player attende...

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10/30/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL: During his presentation to NFL owners in K.C., Michael Ovitz said that league owners "wanted assurances" that a southern CA team would be supported. Ovitz: "I''ll put an L.A. fan up against an Ea

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10/30/98
COLUMNIST SAYS BETTMAN SHOULD CAPITALIZE ON NBA LOCKOUT

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Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New York Knicks, NHL, Viacom

10/30/98
ABL SEASON READY TO ROLL: ADS TAKE SHOTS AT NBA LOCKOUT

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

10/30/98
NBA NEGOTIATORS TAKE STEP BACK TO LOOK AT PROPOSALS

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Sports Illustrated

10/30/98
SELIG SAYS BAN ON ANDRO PREMATURE, STUDY WILL COME FIRST

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

10/29/98
NBA, PART I: TALKS BREAK AT 1:00AM, BUT PROGRESS STILL SLOW

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10/29/98
NBA PART II: COULD CANCELED GAMES BE MADE UP?

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10/29/98
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10/29/98
NFL SAYS DECISION ON 32ND TEAM MAY COME BY FEBRUARY

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10/29/98
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