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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 25 / 14

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11/20/14
NFL Concussion Case Approval Still A Ways Off

Final approval of the preliminary settlement of concussion claims against the NFL likely will not come until early next year, class co-lead counsel Chris Seeger told reporters yesterday after the nearly four-and-a-half-hour fairness hearing in federal district court in Philadelphia. That is pre ...

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11/19/14
Response Mixed On Peterson's Punishment

The NFL, having "fallen so far out of step with society in its seeming tolerance for domestic abuse cases," showed yesterday with its punishment of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson that the league is "going to come much closer to zero tolerance in these cases," according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS ...

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11/19/14
More Feuding Looms Between NFL, NFLPA

The season-long suspension of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson  "has become a proxy fight for yet another round in the endless" NFL-NFLPA "battle that began with the last CBA negotiations" in '11, according to Don Banks of SI.com. The two sides "have become entirely predictable and tiresome at this ...

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11/19/14
LPGA Releases '15 Schedule

The LPGA yesterday released its '15 schedule, and for the first time since '01, it "will start in Florida," according to Greg Hardwig of the NAPLES DAILY NEWS. The Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club "already had been announced, and will be played Jan. 28-31." The tour ...

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11/19/14
NHL, Union Aim To Sell Overseas Competitions

NHL owners and the NHLPA "want to establish a long-term international schedule," all "with an eye to selling the game around the world," according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE & MAIL. The schedule could include the Winter Games, a World Cup of Hockey every two years, the annual Int'l Ice Hockey ...

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11/18/14
NFL Suspends Peterson For Season

The NFL today announced that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the '14 season and will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. Under the CBA, Peterson may appeal the decision by giving notice within three business days. In that case, a hearin ...

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11/18/14
NFLPA's Smith Responds To Peterson Suspension

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith said the process that the NFL has employed since the beginning of the season on domestic violence issues "has been arbitrary, inconsistent, uneven and inconsistent” with the CBA in terms of meting out discipline to the players in the league. Smith, in response to ...

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11/18/14
Bettman Talks Gambling, Expansion Potential

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday spoke to the media on a variety of topics at the Primetime Sports Management Conference in Toronto. When asked about the Coyotes and Panthers, he said, “Both are rebuilding in different ways. Arizona has real ownership and they are improving. I like what ...

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11/18/14
UFC Announces Full Calendar For '15

For the "first time in its history," UFC yesterday "tipped most of its hand" with the release of its entire '15 schedule an dates for every event, according to Matt Erickson of USA TODAY. It also "gave some clues for locations for those fight cards, though the vast majority do not yet have cities an ...

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11/18/14
USSF Considers Evaluation Of Player Academies

The U.S. Soccer Federation has "identified what it believes is the root" of its player development shortcomings and "is on the verge of several major changes designed to address it," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. The USSF is "considering outside help" and "plans to authorize a full audi ...

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