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NHL's Bettman Indicates Olympic Participation, CBA Negotiations Could Still Be Linked

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The NHLPA may have  officially shot down the idea of extending the CBA through '25 in exchange for continued Olympic participation, but the door "still seems to be wide open to explore that framework further," according to Chris Johnston of SPORTSNET.ca. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman came out ...

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11/17/97
NBA'S POWER PLAYERS PROFILED; LABOR TALK HEATS UP

NBA Commissioner David Stern was profiled by Richard Wilner in the N.Y. POST under the header, "Giving It His Best Shot. NBA Commish''s Job Is Filled With Big Bucks And Big Headaches." Wilner: "[W]hy

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

11/17/97
HOLLYWOOD PARK'S NFL BID ADDS A TROJAN HORSE WITH JOHN MCKAY

John McKay, son of the former USC and Bucs coach, "has agreed to be the point man in Hollywood Park''s renewed efforts to build a football stadium for an NFL expansion team in time to play in 2001," a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

11/17/97
FLUTIE MAGIC REIGNS AT GREY CUP; CBC SELLS OUT AD TIME

The CFL''s Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton drew 60,431 as the Toronto Argonauts, behind Doug Flutie, beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 47-23, in front of the third-largest crowd in Grey C

Tags: CBC, CFL, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NCAA, NFL, Walt Disney

11/17/97
GO BACK TO THE BUTT-HUGGERS? SHORTS SNAFU SNARES STARTER

The NBA fined the Timberwolves $25,000 Friday and fined five of their players another $2,500 each for wearing their shorts too long, according to Steve Aschburner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Leag

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

11/14/97
"NBR" GIVES ITS RANKINGS ON THE STATE OF THE BIG FOUR

The state of the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB was examined by Jeff Yastine on "NBR," who said, "as an industry, some are doing well and some are, in Wall Street lingo, in need of a turnaround." Yastine: "Ana

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL

11/14/97
AS CFL SETS FOR A TOUCH OF GREY, LEAGUE ANNOUNCES $4M PROFIT

CFL Acting Commissioner & CEO John Tory said that he expects the league to post an operating profit of "at least" C$4M this season and that the "eight member clubs will receive six-figure dividends af

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

11/14/97
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL: In L.A., Randy Harvey reported that Leigh Steinberg is "close" to presenting the NFL with a group of local investors that would own and operate an expansion team at a new stadium at Hollywood Par

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NFL, Walt Disney, WNBA

11/14/97
NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE EXPERIENCING LABOR PAINS AT BIRTH

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11/14/97
MLB HITS $1B; ARE FINES KEEPING PROTECTED LISTS UNDER WRAPS?

A complete list of ''97 MLB salaries is reported by USA TODAY''s Hal Bodley. The league''s average salary for ''97 increased 19% to $1.314M. The league''s total payroll of $1.085B includes base salary

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NFL

11/13/97
LEAGUE NOTES

MSNBC''s Keith Olbermann, on the Chris Simon-Mike Grier incident: "Buried in the NHL''s PC festival over what Simon said is the fact that if he had merely battered Mike Grier with fists or his stick a

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