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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

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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05/22/96
SEYMOUR KNOX III, CHAIRMAN OF NHL'S SABRES, DIES

Sabres Chair Seymour Knox III died today at the age of 70. Knox''s contributions to the NHL were praised by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who credited the team''s founder with "vision," "wisdom," and

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05/21/96
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Licensed Properties Int''l, a worldwide licensing agency owned by DelWilber + Assoc., has promoted TODD SCHINDLER to VP and Managing Dir, International (DWA)....MARTY EHRLICH, formerly with IMG''s Tra

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05/21/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The Atlanta City Council tabled on a request from MAGIC JOHNSON that $118,000 in building impact fees be waived for a 12- screen movie theater Johnson and his partners want to build in southwest Atlan

Tags: NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture

05/20/96
CHET FORTE, MAJOR FIGURE IN SPORTS TV, DIES OF HEART ATTACK

CHET FORTE, the first director of ABC''s "Monday Night Football" died Saturday ("World News Saturday," ABC, 5/18). In L.A., Larry Stewart writes, "Forte may have known about directing sports telecasts

Tags: ABC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/20/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The Montreal Alouettes acquired the CFL rights to former Nebraska QB TOMMIE FRAZIER from Saskatchewan ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 5/17)....JOY CULVERHOUSE''s suit to gain control of the trust of her late h

Tags: CFL, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

05/20/96
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JOHN DICKEY has joined The Jack Morton Company''s Boston office as Account Manager. Dickey previously was a partner at Image Engineering Corp., where he managed large-scale productions for events, inc

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NHL, People and Pop Culture

05/17/96
WOODS DISMISSES REPORTS HE IS READY TO TURN PRO

TIGER WOODS said reports originated by BRENT MUSBURGER that have him turning pro and leaving Stanford are "not true." Woods: "Consider the source. I guess Brent Musburger knows everything." Woods has

Tags: PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

05/17/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

YOGI BERRA received an honorary doctorate degree from NJ''s Montclair State College. Berra''s advice to the graduating class: "During the years ahead, when you come to the fork in the road, take it. .

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Oakland Raiders, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

05/16/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Patriots QB DREW BLEDSOE has chosen his father, MAC BLEDSOE, to head the new Drew Bledsoe Foundation, which will focus on improving home life for young people. The group will be backed by $1M from Ble

Tags: ESPN, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Phoenix Coyotes, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

05/16/96
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The 76ers have named FRAN CASSIDY VP of Sales (76ers). ....The Lightning have re-upped GM PHIL ESPOSITO with a new three-year deal (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/15)....ROY TURNER is the new GM of the CISL and wil

Tags: AHL, Atlanta Falcons, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NPSL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

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