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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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ROYAL FAMILY IN TURMOIL? LAWYER SAYS SALE MAY BE DELAYED

Jennings Newcom, an attorney for the Royals, told the Jackson County (MO) Complex Authority yesterday that the sale of the team "could be delayed into next year," according to Jeffers & Crumpley of th

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07/16/98
MEDIA NOTES

SOCCER: France launched its first cable and satellite sports news channel, with a second to follow next month. Digital platform Television Par Satellite unveiled Infosport, while Canal Satellite will

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Media, Walt Disney

07/16/98
NIKE'S CLARKE HOLDS COURT ON COMPANY'S RECENT TROUBLES

Nike COO Tom Clarke is "philosophical" about the company''s "recent setbacks," according to Patrick Harverson of the FINANCIAL TIMES, who writes under the header, "Nike Takes The Pain In Its Stride."

Tags: Miami Heat, Nike

07/16/98
ABL SEES CBS TIME-BUY AS WAY TO LURE POTENTIAL NEW RECRUITS

As reported yesterday, CBS Sports will air Games One and Three of the ABL Championship Series in each of the next two seasons. In San Jose, Sheldon Spencer writes that the league "will buy the time fr

Tags: CBS, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Media, UPN, USA Networks, Viacom, WNBA

07/16/98
WILL MSG FEEL A BACKLASH? ARE MARV'S DAYS AS PITCHMAN OVER?

MSG President Dave Checketts said that the company did consult "with some sponsors, not all," regarding Albert''s return. Checketts: "We''re comfortable with the decision that we made, and we hope we

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07/16/98
FOREMAN-HOLMES: OLD MEN, SIT ON THE PARKBENCH LIKE...

49-year-old George Foreman and 48-year-old Larry Holmes said that they will meet in the ring on January 23, either in Las Vegas or New York, according to Gerald Eskenazi of the N.Y. TIMES. The fight,

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07/16/98
TURNER ARENA OPS SEEKS SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC-PREMIUM SEATING

DESCRIPTION: Market Club Seats in the Atlanta Arena to area businesses and individuals. Supervise Premium Seating Sales Staff for the Atlanta Arena. Work closely with Director of Corporate Sales on al

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Microsoft

07/16/98
NEW GOLF EVENTS WANT THE WORLD AND THEY WANT IT NOW!

The PGA Tours Int''l Federation announced that the first three World Golf Championships, scheduled to begin in ''99, will offer purses of $5M each. The Federation also announced that the fourth intern

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07/16/98
MLB TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARD TAKING THE GAME INTERNATIONAL

The 2000 Olympics and a World Cup-type of baseball tournament "were among the topics discussed" yesterday at an "unusual meeting" between MLBPA officials and owners, according to Murray Chass of the N

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07/16/98
L.A. TIMES REPORT HAD DILLER IN TALKS WITH THE PEACOCK

USA Networks Chair Barry Diller "held primary discussions in the last month" with GE Corp. about "merging" NBC and USA in a stock swap that would be valued at "between" $15-20B, according to sources "

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