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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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10/27/97
N.Y. TIMES REPORTS ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE IN THE NBA

Marijuana and alcohol use in the NBA was examined on the front page of Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES sports section in an above- the-fold feature by Selena Roberts. Roberts writes that "[c]ontrary to the whole

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10/27/97
NBA, PART II: UNION/AGENTS PUT ON GLOVES OVER CBA

At a Friday press conference, NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter and 12 of "the game''s most influential agents" said that if the league reopens its CBA next year, "they will face tougher negotiations than th

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10/27/97
GAME SEVEN THRILLER SQUELCHES SOME TALK OF SLEEPER SERIES

While much of the weekend World Series media coverage cast a negative pall over the state of MLB, last evening''s historic Game Seven could recoup some of the lost glory of this year''s Fall Classic.

Tags: ABC, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NFL, Nike, Visa, Walt Disney

10/27/97
MLS ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS? FINAL PLAYED AGAIN IN DOWNPOUR

A crowd of 57,318 attended the MLS Cup ''97 at RFK Stadium yesterday as DC beat Colorado 2-1 in a "cold rain" (William Gildea, WASHINGTON POST, 10/27). MLS also awarded its ''98 championship game to t

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10/24/97
NBPA ADVISORY GROUP TO HIT GOTHAM TODAY WITH TOUGH TALK

The NBPA "hopes to present a united front when its agents advisory committee meets" today in N.Y., according to ESPN''s David Aldridge. Aldridge: "The committee contains most of the agents who were pa

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10/24/97
LEYLAND, TIRED OF WORLD SERIES CRITICISM, LASHES OUT

In a "rare outburst of anger and candor," Marlins Manager Jim Leyland "lashed out at critics" of the ''97 World Series, according to Dan Shaughnessy of the BOSTON GLOBE. Leyland "seemed to be directin

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10/24/97
LEAGUE NOTES

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10/23/97
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: DAVIS BACK IN COURT AGAINST THE NFL

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10/23/97
SELIG AT THE BAT: SAYS GAME IS IN NEED OF SOME SERIOUS SPEED

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10/23/97
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The NBA "has launched an investigation in an effort to determine whether a new fast-food restaurant -- called Wraptors -- is infringing on the Raptors'' name, trademark and logo," according to Marty Y

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