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Venue Managers Hosting Free Webinar On Ebola Incident

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

The Int’l Association of Venue Managers will host a free webinar today taking an in-depth look at how venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have handled the recent Ebola incident in that market. The discussion will include AT&T Stadium, the Texas Motorplex and the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, ...

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NFL Missing Chance To Promote Initiative

The NFL's on-field promotion of breast cancer awareness began with Thursday's Vikings-Packers game, and the program "is a noble and worthy cause," but by "painting itself pink for the next four weeks ... the NFL gets to pretend it cares oh so greatly about women while ignoring yet another oppor ...

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10/02/14
Domestic Violence Policy Could Test NBPA's Roberts

The NBA's "interest in adopting a more scrutinizing domestic violence policy" puts NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts "in a conflicted spot," according to Michael McCann of SI.com. On one hand, Roberts is "keenly aware that domestic violence prevention has become a top priority in professional sports." A ...

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10/02/14
NFL Owners To Talk About Exempt List Players

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10/02/14
Whan: LPGA Season Has Been "Incredible"

The LPGA this week is playing the first of six consecutive tournaments in Asia, but Commissioner Mike Whan said the '14 season already has "been an incredible year." Whan, appearing this morning on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," noted it has been a "career-defining year for so many of our players." ...

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10/01/14
Brain Bank Finds CTE Increase In Former NFLers

New data from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on traumatic brain injury has "found evidence of a degenerative brain disease" in 76 of the 79 former NFLers it has examined, according to Jason Breslow of PBS/FRONTLINE. The findings "represent a more than twofold increase in the number of ...

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NFL Pushes Ahead On Breast Cancer Initiatives

This year's edition of the NFL's annual October breast cancer awareness campaign "could fall flat," as the league is "under attack over its handling of players accused of domestic violence," according to Lindsay Jones of USA TODAY. Syracuse professor Anne Osborne said, "It will be harder to take it ...

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10/01/14
Arizona Fall League To Test Pace-Of-Play Ideas

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09/30/14
Judge Orders Discovery In Hamburg-ATP Case

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