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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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The NBA "threw down the gauntlet with its handling of the Juwan Howard case," according to Roscoe Nance of USA TODAY. Pacers President Donnie Walsh: "What the league did was send a clear message that

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AROUND THE HORN: COMMENTARY ON THE IMPENDING LABOR DEAL

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08/13/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Representatives from MLBPA responded to allegations from former player Robin Roberts that the union has done nothing to support the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.), which provides financial help to

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08/13/96
SERVICE TIME IN MIDST OF FINAL WRANGLING ON MLB LABOR DEAL

Representatives of MLB''s players and owners did not meet until late last night as the pace of talks on a new collective bargaining agreement slowed. Multiple reports cite the issue of service time lo

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08/12/96
LEAGUE NOTES

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