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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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12/07/95
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If Sam Houston were alive today, he''d kick some butt." -- One speaker at a poorly-attended "Save the Oilers" rally in Houston, as reported by ESPN''s Bob Ley ("SportsCenter," 12/6).

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Front Page, Walt Disney

12/06/95
RIPKEN NAMED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAN OF THE YEAR

Cap Ripken will be named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated on Sunday, according to the Baltimore SUN. Peter Schmuck writes Ripken''s breaking Lou Gehrig''s consecutive game streak helped r

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Dolphins, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

12/06/95
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MONICA SELES and TED TURNER were two of Barbara Walters'' "Most Fascinating People of 1995." Turner, on not getting a network: "I''m not sure it''s healthy to get everything you want" (ABC, 12/5)....N

Tags: ABC, MLB, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/06/95
RIDDELL SPORTS SETTLES PRODUCT LIABILITY SUIT

CNBC''s Brenda Buttner reported Riddell Sports settled a product liability suit filed in a Kansas appeals court for less than $8M. In November ''94, a New York jury found the company liable for an inj

12/06/95
JAPANESE BUSINESS CULTURE HURTS NAGANO MARKETING EFFORT

The reluctance of Japanese businesses to engage in open bidding "seems to stand in the way of cash-pinched organizers of the Nagano Winter Olympics in their efforts to raise more sponsorship money at

Tags: IOC, Olympics

12/06/95
STADIUM NOTES

The Rose Garden has donated $39,000 to charity following their grand opening. Recipients include the Urban League, Legacy Emanuel Children''s Hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Metropolitan Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Facilities

12/06/95
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"ESPN has its role, and ESPN2 is a very successful new start-up as a part of that. This is totally different." -- ABC News President Roone Arledge, responding to speculation Cap Cities/ABC would use d

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Front Page, Walt Disney

12/06/95
COACHES, PLAYERS, MEDIA HAPPY TO SEE REGULAR REFS BACK

Coverage of the settlement of the NBA refs'' contract dispute with the league focuses on the relief expressed by players and coaches that the replacement refs are on their way out. ESPN''s Jack Ramsay

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

12/06/95
COLANGELO GETS HIS MAN AS DIAMONDBACKS HIRE BRENNAMAN

Former Cubs and Reds announcer Thom Brennaman signed a five- year deal yesterday to become the expansion Diamondbacks'' radio and TV voice in ''98. Financial terms were not disclosed. Part of Brennama

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

12/06/95
SNOWBOARDERS LOOK TO SHRED AS SPORT GOES TO OLYMPICS

Nagano organizers confirmed yesterday that snowboarding will debut as an Olympic medal sport in ''98. But the "financially strapped" NAOC wants the International Ski Federation and IOC to help cover t

Tags: IOC, Olympics

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