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NCAA Settles Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Trauma DiagnosisPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14
The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit" by creating a $70M fund to "diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The N...
The cancellation of the Tyson-Mathis fight scheduled for this Saturday due to Mike Tyson''s broken thumb "has damaged and will likely end the shaky, six-week alliance between Don King and Fox Sports,"
ESPN CEO Steve Bornstein said not to expect major changes in cable sports as a result of Tuesday''s announcement of a joint venture between Fox and TCI''s Liberty Media. Bornstein told USA TODAY: "I h
Following yesterday''s announcement that Mike Tyson had broken his thumb and would have to cancel his November 4 fight with Buster Mathis Jr. on Fox, organizers of the Bowe-Holyfield pay-per-view figh
TV execs familiar with the baseball negotiations "all but conceded yesterday" that Fox, NBC, ESPN and Turner would be carrying MLB next season, according to Steve Zipay in today''s NEWSDAY. But one so
Country star Garth Brooks will perform on Fox NFL Sunday''s Thanksgiving Special and sing his new song "The Fever" (Fox)....Prism and SportChannel Philadelphia will let fans go on- line during 76ers t
News Corp., Liberty Media and TCI announced yesterday the formation of a "worldwide alliance to own and operate sports programming services on a global basis." In the U.S., Liberty will contribute its
ABC: Cap Cities/ABC reported third quarter net income dropped 5% on costs related to the Disney merger and settlement of a lawsuit with Philip Morris. Excluding those costs, the broadcaster said net i
Fox Broadcasting and Tele-Communications Inc. are expected to announce a new joint cable sports venture as early as this week, according to reports in this morning''s L.A. TIMES and N.Y. TIMES. In L.A
The NBA''s Web Site, which premieres with the tip-off of this season in tandem with Starwave and ESPNET SportsZone, is previewed in this week''s BROADCASTING & CABLE and in the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENT
In a "surprise move," NBC has emerged as a "serious contender" to acquire a portion of the rights to MLB''s broadcast TV package, according to Langdon Brockinton of INSIDE MEDIA. NBC would share the b