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Judge Orders Brady, Goodell To Appear Twice In Mid-August, Encourages Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

The federal judge handling Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension on Friday ordered Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to "appear in court twice in mid-August," according to ESPN.com. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on Friday told the two sides that he had scheduled conf...

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04/03/96
ANOTHER SHOT FIRED IN THE WAR TO CONTROL INDY CAR RACING

The Indy Racing League announced new chassis rules for next year''s season, which organizers see as a first step toward cutting the costs of Indy car racing. New cars will be built by G Force of Engla

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, General Motors, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nissan, Walt Disney

04/03/96
LPGA ADDS $700,000 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP AS YEAR-END EVENT

LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts announced the tour will feature the top 30 women professional golfers in a new year-ending LPGA Tour Championship. This year''s event will be held at Las Vegas'' ITT Sherat

Tags: ABC, ESPN, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA, Walt Disney

04/02/96
LICENSING DISPUTE OVER TERM "INDY CAR" HEADS TO COURT

CART filed a lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court in MI saying it is entitled to use the brand name "Indy Car," according to the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. The suit is in response to a March 19 lette

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/02/96
BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY MARRED BY TRAGEDY

Opening Day ''96 was marked not by the celebration of the start of another MLB season but by the sudden death of NL umpire John McSherry in Cincinnati. The game between the Expos and Reds was postpone

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies, Walt Disney

04/02/96
NFL INVITES L.A. TO JOIN BIDDING FOR SUPER BOWLS

The NFL has notified L.A. that it will be one of the five areas invited to bid for the ''99 and 2000 Super Bowls. The NFL was reportedly "impressed" with the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commi

Tags: Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Walt Disney

04/02/96
LEAGUE NOTES

After just two meetings, CFL Commissioner Larry Smith and CFLPA President Dan Ferrone reached tentative agreement on a three-year CBA. Under the terms, teams will have rosters of 36, down one from ''9

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Time Warner

04/01/96
MLB OPENING DAY: SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE -- A FULL SEASON

With MLB having officially kicked off its ''96 season on ESPN last night, the rest of the league holds Opening Day today. Several writers used the occasion to offer thoughts on the state of the game.

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04/01/96
LEAGUE NOTES

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, NHL, Oakland Raiders, PGA Tour

04/01/96
MLB OPENING DAY, PART II: THAT PESKY LABOR DEAL

In Atlanta, Thomas Stinson notes the "subdued state" of the ongoing MLB labor talks "palpitated" last week as the league neared its opening day. Chief management negotiator Randy Levine took on a "mor

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Time Warner

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