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Bettman's Denial Of Possible Concussions, CTE Link Angering Medical Community

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s continued "emphatic denial" of a link between concussions and CTE in hockey yesterday "had many members of the medical and legal community up in arms," according to James Mirtle of the GLOBE & MAIL. Dr. Paul Echlin, who runs a sports-medicine clinic in ...

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HOUSTON AND OKLAHOMA CITY EYE OILERS FOR POSSIBLE MOVE

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Jersey Devils, NHL

06/18/97
MARKET BY MARKET: LOCAL REACTION TO NHL'S EXPANSION DECISION

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06/17/97
INTERLEAGUE ATTENDANCE BOOST GIVES MLB NEEDED PR BOOST

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Tags: LA Angels, Anheuser Busch, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Walt Disney

06/17/97
IRL DROPS USAC AFTER INDY AND TEXAS SPEEDWAY SNAFUS

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Tags: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

06/17/97
REPORTS HAVE NHL PASSING ON HOUSTON/OKLAHOMA EXPANSION BIDS

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06/16/97
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06/13/97
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