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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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04/29/97
LEAGUE NOTES

NBA TeamUp Chair Bob Lanier and other NBA execs attended The Presidents'' Summit for America''s Future in Philadelphia (NBA)....Orlando "continues its pursuit" of the NFL Pro Bowl as NFL Exec Dir of C

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04/28/97
WNBA HOLDS DRAFT TODAY; ABL STEALS THUNDER WITH WOLTERS DEAL

"In a role reversal of sorts, the shadow" of the ABL "will be over" the WNBA when it holds its draft this afternoon, according to Mel Greenberg of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. While the draft is taking

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04/25/97
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: WHO WILL BE SHOWING THEM THE MONEY?

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04/25/97
BASEBALL REPORTEDLY CONSIDERS REALIGNMENT, SHORTER SCHEDULE

MLB''s plan "to vault the game into the next century" calls for "dramatic" realignment with teams switching leagues and a reduction from 162 to 156 games, according to Hal Bodley in USA TODAY. A reduc

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04/24/97
ABL BRINGS ON TWO INVESTORS AND RECEIVES $6M IN NEW CAPITAL

Two investors have bought into the ABL for a total of $6M, "wiping out" the women''s basketball league''s opening- season losses and acquiring "substantial" equity in the league, according to Jody Mea

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04/24/97
TWO WHO LIKE THE UNDERDOG IN THE BATTLE FOR WOMEN'S HOOPS

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04/24/97
NEW POLL SURVEYS FANS FAVORITE SPECTATOR SPORTS

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04/24/97
LEAGUE NOTES

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04/23/97
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: AGENTS OF SECOND ROUND PICKS

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04/23/97
WNBA AND ABL LOOK TO GET UPPER HAND ON PLAYER SIGNINGS

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