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"Concussion" Trailer Still Has People Talking, Wondering How NFL Will Respond

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The upcoming release of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion," which focuses on brain trauma in football, has the "potential to do what a Hall of Famer's suicide, protracted lawsuits and reams of scientific data could not: present the horrors of football's concussion crisis in such simple and compelling ...

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08/21/96
NASCAR ROARS ON BROADWAY: MARKETING OFFICE OPEN IN NYC

In a move to "further enhance its marketing efforts ... with a full-time sponsorship sales effort," NASCAR announced it will open an office in New York City, effective October 1. The office, located a

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08/20/96
VIVA BEISBOL! MLB CASTS ITS EYE SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Reaction continues on the Mets-Padres series in Monterrey, Mexico, with the HOUSTON CHRONICLE reporting that MLB "took a historic first step toward the possibility of eventually expanding to Mexico."

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Mets, San Diego Padres

08/20/96
OWNERS KIBITZ AS CLOCK TICKS ON BASEBALL LABOR DEAL

MLBPA officials "remained in baseball''s version of a waiting room Monday," according to Tom Haudricourt in this morning''s MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, "as owners continued to try to get their act tog

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/20/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Cowboys QB Troy Aikman said he could be fined again by the NFL for shoes he wore in Saturday''s exhibition game against Denver. He has already been fined $40,000 this preseason for not correctly cover

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NFL, Washington Nationals

08/20/96
AUTO RACING NEWS & NOTES: IRL LOOKS TO GET JUMP-STARTED

Attendance at New Hampshire International Speedway for Sunday''s True Value 200, the IRL''s season opener, was announced at 24,000. But, the BOSTON GLOBE''s Vega & Lessels note "not even the appearanc

Tags: Boston Celtics, Champ Car World Series, Acushnet, Int'l Speedway Corp., IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Time Warner

08/19/96
"LA PRIMERA SERIA": A SUCCESS DESPITE SOME PLAYER DURESS

The three-game Mets-Padres series in Monterrey, Mexico, drew 67,382 and the event was "deemed a success for how smoothly things went during the weekend and for how enthusiastically is was received by

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, ATT, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New England Revolution, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, YankeeNets

08/19/96
MLS TO HASTEN EXPANSION PLANS; LOOK FOR 12 TEAMS IN '98

MLS will expand to 12 teams in ''98 and hopes to increase to 16 by 2004, Commissioner Doug Logan reported on Friday. Logan: "The plan is to establish marketing offices in cities in January 1997 and gi

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, San Diego Padres

08/19/96
BASEBALL ENTERS CRITICAL WEEK FOR LABOR RELATIONS

MLB''s owners and players still are without final agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. In New York, Murray Chass outlines the two obvious courses of action in the wake of acting Commiss

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

08/19/96
LEAGUE NOTES

In Boston, Will McDonough looks toward the NFL''s next TV package. Raiders Owner Al Davis: "We will double our money, and you can quote me on that." McDonough notes if NFL TV rights do double, the sal

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Walt Disney

08/19/96
HOCKEY NEWS & NOTES: NHL, PLAYERS REACH DRUG POLICY ACCORD

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