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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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The NBA named Marsh Managing Dir & Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada ERIC HUTCHERSON  Senior VP/Human Resources. He will report to NBA President of Administration BOB CRIQUI ( NBA )....Under Armour named former Baltimore Police Department Commissioner FREDERICK BEALEFELD III its ...

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07/15/14
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07/14/14
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07/11/14
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