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Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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OFF THE GOLF COURSE, OLAZABAL AND OTHERS MAKING HEADLINES

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03/26/98
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: IS DISNEY-STARWAVE DEAL NEAR?

Disney and Starwave "may soon complete an acquisition begun nearly a year ago," according to Thomas Haines of the SEATTLE TIMES. Disney invested an estimated $100M for a 30% stake in WA-based Starwave

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03/26/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Time Warner Chair & CEO GERALD LEVIN received a contract extension through 2003 and a bonus of $6.5M (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/26)....CBS named DANA MCCLINTOCK Dir of Communications. McClintock will ser

Tags: CBS, DaimlerChrysler, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Viacom

03/26/98
LEAGUE NOTES

BATTLE OVER RANDOM DRUG TESTING? In SI, Jackie MacMullan reports that while NBA player reps say a "majority of their peers are in favor of including marijuana in a new drug policy, hammering out the s

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Wild, NBA, NHL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, PGA Tour, San Jose Sharks, Sports Illustrated, Vancouver Canucks

03/26/98
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH OFFER NEW LAP OF LUXURY

When the Angels'' refurbished ballpark, Edison Int''l Field, opens Friday it "will be a place that more clearly draws the lines between the haves and have-nots," according to Barbara Kingsley of the O

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03/26/98
MARKETING WIZARDS COME TO THE FOREFRONT IN KANSAS CITY

The MLS Wizards have tripled their advertising budget this season "to try and bounce back from a disappointing sophomore season attendancewise," according to Bob Luder of the K.C. STAR. The team avera

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03/26/98
TAKING IT TO THE WEDGE: COUNTY OFFERS BALLPARK SITE

Hamilton County, OH, has offered to build the Reds a new $235M, 45,000-seat riverfront stadium on the "wedge" site between Cinergy Field and the Crown area of Cincinnati, according to documents obtain

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03/26/98
FACILITY NOTES

A proposed 23-acre development that would include an NHL-sized rink and larger Olympic-sized ice skating facility for the NHL Kings and a basketball court for the Lakers will be unveiled before the El

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03/25/98
NO, NO, NEWT: JONES JOINS CBS, DESPITE COME-ONS FROM SPEAKER

Former 49ers TE Brent Jones will join CBS Sports as a studio analyst on the "NFL Today" pregame, halftime and postgame show (CBS Sports). In S.F., Susan Slusser reports that House Speaker Newt Gingric

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03/25/98
SI PRESENTS ... PERSONNEL CHANGES

SI announced that TINA IENNA has been named Detroit Ad Dir. Ienna joined SI as an Account Manager in ''94 following ten years at Newsweek, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press; TOM CHISHOLM has been p

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