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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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01/22/97
ABL LOOKS TO TAP THE COORS KEG?

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01/22/97
REPENTANT DENNIS? RODMAN APOLOGIZES TO AMOS

After reaching a reported $200,000 out-of-court settlement with cameraman Eugene Amos, Dennis Rodman apologized to Amos by phone (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/22). A joint statement issued through thei

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01/22/97
LEAGUE NOTES

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01/22/97
BORED ON THE BAYOU? NFL WARNS PLAYERS STAY OUT OF CASINOS

Packers QB Brett Favre has "won his appeal" and will now be allowed to drink alcohol. Favre''s agent, James "Bus" Cook, said the league had eased the sanctions on Favre after his entrance in the leagu

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01/22/97
ARBITRATOR RULES ON ARENA REVENUE EFFECT ON NBA SALARY CAP

The NBA''s salary-cap will be recalculated as a result of a decision last week by Chicago-based NBA Systems Arbitrator Kenneth Dam, according to Dan Wasserman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Dam asked to r

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01/21/97
STERN AND MEDIA HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF RODMAN. HAVE FANS?

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01/21/97
DESPITE IMAGE OF STRENGTH, DOES NFL HAVE "WORRISOME SIGNS"?

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01/21/97
NHL ALL-STAR NEWS: BETTMAN GIVES HIS TAKE ON THE LEAGUE

In remarks to the press, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "sounded like Mr. Rogers. It''s a beautiful day in the NHL''s neighborhood," according to Helene Elliott of the L.A. TIMES. Bettman, disputed cri

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01/21/97
PENSION PLAN APPROVED FOR FORMER NEGRO LEAGUE PLAYERS

MLB owners approved a plan to provide pension payments to about 65 former Negro League players, according to Mark Maske in the WASHINGTON POST. The plan would provide a $10,000 annual stipend to quali

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01/17/97
AFTER NINE HOURS OF MLB MEETINGS, AL OK'S EXPANSION SPOTS

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