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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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07/31/98
LEAGUE NOTES

MLS'' All-Star Weekend is underway in Orlando, and the SENTINEL''s Javier Solano reported that the league is "expecting a crowd of more than" 40,000 for Sunday''s game. Solano wrote that MLS has made

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, MLS

07/31/98
FINANCE NOTES

Starter said Thursday that "it is cautious about the second half of 1998 due to uncertainty" from the NBA lockout on its licensed product business. In the second quarter of ''98 ended June 30, Starter

Tags: Finance, NBA, Puma

07/31/98
ROYALTY IN ANN ARBOR: WOLVERINES TOP THE CHARTS AGAIN

The Univ. of MI (UM) athletic department brought in $5.8M in royalties from merchandise sales in the ''97-98 fiscal year that ended June 30 -- a 16% increase over the $5M generated the year before, ac

Tags: Colleges, Nike

07/31/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Miami, Barry Jackson reports that as of Thursday, Marlins President Don Smiley "remained short" of Wayne Huizenga''s $165M asking price for the Marlins, and "unless Smiley has a change of fortune,

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Coca-Cola, Comcast-Spectacor, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Flyers, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner

07/31/98
SHERIFF LOGO: HEADWEAR COMPANY INKS EIGHT MORE NFL STARS

Six quarterbacks, including Colts No. 1 pick Peyton Manning, have signed deals with Logo Athletic and will join the company''s roster of headwear endorsers. Bengals QB Jeff Blake, Jaguars QB Mark Brun

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders

07/31/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

U.S. Women''s Soccer Team member Carla Overbeck has signed with Novant Health Southern Piedmont Region to promote its Presbyterian Healthcare Systems and will appear in TV spots, print ads and other m

Tags: Dallas Stars, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Southwest Sports Group

07/31/98
BILL FORD SAYS HE WANTS THE "RIGHT GROUP" IN CLEVELAND

Lions Vice Chair Bill Ford Jr., a member of the NFL''s six-man committee to recommend an ownership group for the Browns, "has some strong opinions on the subject," according to Curt Sylvester of the D

Tags: AFL, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Franchises, NFL

07/31/98
WILL JIM NANTZ SOON JOIN MICKEY AND SHAMU IN ORLANDO?

CBS is "eyeing a large Greenwich Village building as a possible new home for its broadcasting operations," according to Furman & Grant of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS, who report that the net "also is said to

Tags: CBS, NFL, Media, Viacom

07/30/98
"TURMOIL" AND "NEAR-TOTAL CHAOS" MAR THE TOUR DE FRANCE

The Tour de France "fell into near-total chaos" yesterday as riders stopped on-course for the second time "in protest of police investigations into spiraling drug scandals on several teams," according

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

07/30/98
AMERICAN SKIING STOCK DOWNGRADED IN PART DUE TO CONDO SALES

American Skiing Co. (ASC) dropped 2 7/16 per share on Wednesday, as Morgan Stanley brokerage "downgraded the stock from outperform to neutral." The stock closed at 9 7/8 ("Nightly Business Report," PB

Tags: American Skiing Co., Finance, Marriott

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