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Upcoming NFL Schedule Will Feature Changes To Flex Scheduling

04 / 23 / 14

The NFL schedule, which will be released tonight, will feature “two significant changes in the league’s flexible scheduling procedures.” Games reportedly will now be flexed into NBC’s “SNF” as early as Week 5. Flex scheduling previously did not start until Week 11...

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SELIG CLOSE TO PINNACLE? USA TODAY''s Hal Bodley reports that a "move to draft Bud Selig as permanent commissioner is gaining so much momentum among baseball''s owners that the word interim could be r

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01/09/98
MULTIPLE REPORTS HAVE NFL TV TALKS DRAWING TO A CLOSE

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01/09/98
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01/09/98
SPORTS COMMISSION ASKS TWINS TO HALT SALE ATTEMPTS

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01/09/98
GOT GOPHERS? UNIV. OF MINNESOTA INKS DEAL WITH LAND O'LAKES

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MEDIA NOTES

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